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Statutory guidance

National curriculum in England: primary curriculum

The national curriculum primary programmes of study and attainment targets for key stages 1 and 2.

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National curriculum: primary curriculum

National curriculum: primary curriculum

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The statutory primary national curriculum, including programmes of study and attainment targets, for all subjects at key stages 1 and 2. Languages are only statutory at key stage 2.

These must be taught in all local-authority-maintained primary schools in England.

The statutory primary national curriculum is issued by law, which means you must follow it unless there is a good reason not to.

Schools are not required by law to teach the example content in [square brackets] or the content indicated as being ‘non-statutory’.

The individual programmes of study for key stages 1 and 2 are also available for each subject.

Further information about the pre-2014 primary curriculum is available on the National Archives.