We believe there is so much more to education than SATs. We've designed an award-winning, creative curriculum to meet the needs of the whole child with the teaching of key attitudes, thinking skills, problem solving skills and basic skills at the heart of all we do.  

In 2009 we were named as the National 'Outstanding Winners' of the 21st Century Learning Alliance for our exciting, innovative curriculum (judges including Sir Tim Brighouse and Sir Mike Tomlinson).

We have developed our own ASK maps that focus on Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge in that order of priority, within a problem based learning environment.

The links on the right of this page will give you more information on each stage of your child's learning.

The Curriculum at Grampian

At Grampian, we believe that the best teaching and learning happens when staff and children have ownership of their curriculum. As a result, we do not have fixed topics that year groups complete. Instead, teachers are encouraged to follow the interests of the children to design projects that  are engaging and motivating. In an ever changing world, the skills set required to be successful in the workplace develops rapidly. Grampian’s curriculum is based on providing the children with the attitudes and skills necessary to open the door to a wealth of opportunities.
Please find an overview of each aspect of our curriculum here. If you would like to know more, or require a paper copy of any of the documents referenced, please come into school and speak to Mrs Hanser.


Learning Attitudes – ‘The League of Rocks’

The 6 ‘Rocks’ are the foundation of teaching and learning across both the core and wider curriculum at Grampian Primary Academy. It is through these 6 Learning Attitudes that we learn to overcome challenges by building our learning power. The ‘Rocks’ are:

Aim High  

Dare to be Different   

How Well Did We Do?

I Can Do It

More than Just Me  

Thinking for Myself


In September 2014, the ‘League of Rocks’ descended on Grampian Primary Academy…are our learning was transported to a whole new level! Now each of our ‘Rocks’ is represented by a character who helps us to remember that, no matter what challenges we face, having the right attitude to learning is the key to success.

Aim High – Reacher   

Dare to be Different - Creator

How Well Did We Do? – Reflector  

I Can Do It – Resolver

More than Just Me – Teamer

Thinking for Myself – Thinker