Cultural Capital

At Greenhaugh Primary School we believe that that all children should be exposed to cultural experiences and learning that will equip them with the cultural knowledge to propel them further in their education, social development, and careers. Developing cultural capital at Greenhaugh Primary school will help provide experiences that the children may otherwise not have had. We seek to develop the children's cultural capital by a range of means;

School values

Through our school values The Greenhaugh Code - respect, kindness, resilience, curiosity, ambition, uniqueness, and confidence, independence and being a team player.

Collective worship

Through our school collective worship programme, where we consider spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues and where children can explore their own beliefs. Topics covered are varied e.g.: we learn about British values, Cultural diversity, world, and British events such as Black History Month, Challenging gender stereotypes, role models such as sportsperson achievements, religious festivals such as Diwali, Chinese New Year, Eid


Through our PSHE curriculum where children learn about growth mindset and are encouraged to take a positive and active approach to life. Children are supported to develop their own strategies to cope with day-today difficulties.

Through all areas of our taught curriculum where we encourage the children to be inquisitive and find out more e.g.: PSHE, geography, history, RE, English, maths.

Through linking up with subject experts and visitors to school e.g.: author visits, faith leaders, scientists, Fair trade experts

Through our Forest School, as children learn more about the world  around them

School visits

Through school visits to local historic sites, museums or places of worship – e.g.: Vindolanda, local castles, Hexham Abbey, Newcastle, Land of Joy Buddhist Centre

Extracurricular activities

Through our extracurricular activities such as sports clubs, book club, science club, art club. Through our school leadership roles e.g.: School Council, Eco school programme and Playmaker’s programme.

Intergenerational Projects

Through our intergenerational activities, such as nominating older members of the community for our harvest festival gifts.

Wider whole school programmes

Through encouraging the children to support charitable work e.g.: toilet twinning, collecting food for the Food Bank

Through promoting wellbeing and mental health and looking after themselves and through our anti bullying programme.

Through encouraging conversation with each other at lunchtime and during play as well as planning for opportunities to talk within the classroom.