Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Localised Curriculum

The OCL curriculum is a bespoke curriculum, designed to meet the ethos and aims of the trust and to give advantage to the disadvantaged in providing a world-class education for all children we serve. The nature of the design in using technology to gain detailed insight into children's starting points and teach into any gaps means delivery will automatically vary in each academy to meet the needs of the student in that specific setting and cohort. The knowledge selected has been carefully considered to ensure children know the best of what has been thought and said and is broad and deep in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion.

There are some areas of the curriculum where academies develop content further to include localised and contextual information such as the 'Who am I and Who am I becoming' theme where children look at their local history and geography and element of PSHE where local safe guarding considerations are more specifically focussed on where necessary to do so. Leaders in these areas can discuss this localisation in more detail.

Where do we live?

Scunthorpe is an industrial town in the North Lincolnshire district of Lincolnshire, England. It is Lincolnshire's third most populous settlement, after Lincoln and Grimsby. Scunthorpe is often referred to as an Industrial Garden town. Scunthorpe is famous for its steelworks and food production industry. Scunthorpe as a town came into existence due to the exploitation of the local ironstone which began in 1859; iron production commenced in 1864, steel smelting in 1891. 

Old Crosby is one of the five agricultural villages which, as a result of the success of the iron and steel industry in the 19th century, became amalgamated to form the town which is now called Scunthorpe. The conservation area was designated on 14th January 1976 by the former Scunthorpe Borough Council and covers the area between Frodingham Road and Normanby Road occupied historically by the village of Crosby. Old Crosby now forms part of Scunthorpe, and is located on the northern edge of the town just west of Normanby Road. Scunthorpe is the main administrative centre for North Lincolnshire, and is located centrally within the district, sandwiched between the valleys of the rivers Trent and Ancholme.

The name Crosby has Old Scandinavian origins, meaning “the village with a cross” and “Cropesbi” is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The early history of Crosby is sketchy, with little surviving documentary or physical evidence. None of the existing buildings pre-date the late 18th century. Until the mid 19th century the area now occupied by the town of Scunthorpe was a largely rural landscape sub-divided into small fields. There were five small agricultural villages: Crosby, Frodingham, Brumby, Scunthorpe and the larger Ashby, mainly owned by a few wealthy estates. The Sheffield family of Normanby owned most of Crosby, the Winns of Nostell Priory in Yorkshire most of Scunthorpe, and land and property in the remaining villages were split up between the two. The fields surrounding Crosby were not enclosed until 1812, mainly because the poor agricultural land was not greatly sought after and the 1890 OS map for the area shows Crosby as a small isolated linear settlement.