Computing is a compulsory subject and forms part of the National Curriculum at Barton Clough. It involves creating a high-quality computing education that equips our pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils at Barton Clough are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology.


The aims at Barton Clough are 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 responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

We use a range of websites and resources throughout KS1 and KS2 to ensure the children that engage in a wide breadth of learning and our teachers are supported to deliver the curriculum. These include such things as Twinkl and Scratch.

To see our Computing overview please click here Computing plan