Cultural Capital

What does Cultural Capital mean at Hunton CEP School?
At Hunton CEP School our role is to provide all children with cultural capital: Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.

Our aim is for our children to join us on a learning journey, which will equip them for their future. We want our children to leave us at Year 6 with a range of skills, deep knowledge, a love of learning and ambition.
In our Christian vision we take great responsibility in providing opportunities for children to go outside of their comfort zone. Following in Jesus’ footsteps, we relate to the story of Peter walking on water. Pupils at Hunton CEP School are encouraged to make positive and courageous choices to open up the world, challenging themselves by stepping outside their comfort zone in order to flourish and ‘live life in all its fullness’.
We educate our children’s hearts, bodies and souls – not just their minds, and always aiming to celebrate and embrace the different ‘something’.

At the centre of our school life is the profound personal development of every single one of our children and the quality of the experiences we provide is unique. Our staff nurture our children and share a conviction that there is something wonderful in everybody at school. We seek to find out what that is an help is flourish.

Our aspirations for character development are what breathe life into our school and everyone who comes here comments on it. It is the heart beat of our school. One thing we do every day in collective worship is to provide time for our children to reflect, be curious, to wonder and to tap into their spirituality.

The character development of our children empowers them to be confident in their self-motivation for being young leaders and global citizens for the future.
Children benefit from a flexible curriculum that builds on what they understand and know already. We believe that exposure, not only to culture but also to situations in which the children might not have previous experiences of, is of paramount importance to their ongoing successes.

Gradually widening children’s experiences as they progress through school is an important step in providing rich and engaging learning across the curriculum. We plan carefully for children to have rich and varied experiences in all year groups. These include trips to the woods, local church and to places of interest such as museums and castles. They also include workshops, outdoor learning and other skills that can be developed on our school site using skills and expertise of our own staff.

Please look at our cultural capital maps to look at a sample of the experiences children will take part in over their time at Hunton CEP School.

Cultural Capital at Hunton CEP school
Personal Development Map of pupils at Hunton CEP school