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The Essentials Curriculum (File and Website)


Essentials is a simple to use Primary Curriculum that helps you to:

  • Plan for Breadth
  • Plan for Progress
  • Assess and record progress.

It includes all National Curriculum subjects and exceeds the requirements of the National Curriculum. Its clear, simple layout splits each subject into four sections:

  • Essential Characteristics
  • Breadth of Study
  • Threshold Concepts
  • Progress Milestones.

The Essentials Curriculum website contains materials to help you to plan for progress in all subjects and assess pupil progress in core subjects.

The website allows up to 15 users (additional users may be purchased), access to all the resources including assessment and planning materials.

If you require more users for the Essentials website, please get in contact with us directly.

Click here to sign up for a 1 day trial of the Essentials website.

Item cost:

For orders within the UK, a standard 4-5 working day postage and packaging is £4.90 per order. We can send publications by next working day delivery if requested for £15.00 per order, if ordered by 2pm. For orders outside the UK, postage and packaging is chargeable, and the cost will be confirmed following an order being submitted.

Great feedback from Ofsted for one of the schools we work with. The school also uses our Essentials Curriculum:

The school has established a well-designed, broad and ambitious curriculum. It
clearly sets out and sequences the important information that pupils need to know
in all subjects from the early years to Year 6. This helps pupils to build on what they
already know. Ofsted School Report November 2023

Thank you for all your support in helping me get our curriculum off the ground.  Couldn't have done it without Chris Quigley Associates. The curriculum comments are about the Essentials Curriculum. 


Ellie Rowe, Headteacher
The Grove Primary School, Cambridge