Borrowdale CE Primary School
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We are currently in the process of updating the individual subject pages to accurately reflect our new curriculum (introduced Sept 2020). Please contact the school if you have any questions about the school's approach to a subject.

Confident, creative and productive use of technology is an essential skill for life. At our school we embrace a computing curriculum that reflects the increasing role played by technology in all aspects of society. We recognise that ICT capability can also be used to support logical reasoning and problem solving, analysis, research and design across all aspects of the curriculum.


Our computing curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation;
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems;
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems;
  • are safe, responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.


Our commitment to new and emerging technologies enables children to access state of the art equipment to enhance their learning. The children have access to computers and iPads - reflective of the range of technology beyond school. Children are encouraged to apply their skills in computing across the curriculum and to appreciate how computers are applied to support a whole range of tasks in life after school. We work with Cumbria STEM centre to extend opportunities to work with programming technology and robotics.