We will provide all of our children with a broad, relevant and enriched curriculum so that they have the character to make a positive contribution to our society and are knowledgeable, skilled and ready for the next phase of their education.

At Abbey Mead Primary Academy, History is taught thematically in the afternoons. Our units are carefully planned to ensure that skills and knowledge are built on as the children move through the school. Through teaching History, children have the chance to learn about Britain’s past and that of the wider world through enquiry and research. The children have access to high quality teaching and resources, and have the chance to handle historic artefacts, as well as experience visits from historical experts.

The theme of ‘Migration’ runs through our History curriculum. Our children have either experienced migrating from another country themselves or have been born and raised in this country by families who immigrated to the UK many years ago. Most of our Abbey families have either migrated from India or were displaced from Uganda (Africa) in 1972 when Ugandan Asians were expelled from the country by President Idi Amin. A large influx of Ugandan Asians arrived and settled in Belgrave, Leicester. We also have a number of families that have migrated from countries in Europe.

Subject Leader/s

Miss K Rigby


Teachers regularly post amazing examples of History learning on our Abbey Mead Twitter feed. Have a look at our twitter feed and the documents below to see fantastic learning in action.

Celebrating Successes in History