Curriculum

Our curriculum is carefully designed to fit in with the National Curriculum, but also offers flexibility where possible, with an eye on keeping things as broad as possible, for as long as possible.

Broad Aims of the Curriculum

To keep the range of subjects as wide as possible, for as long as possible, for as many students as possible. 

To promote both Literacy and Numeracy at the earliest possible age.

To provide excellence in our feedback, assessment, and marking strategies to ensure that progress is made each lesson, enabling students to meet their Challenge Grades.

To provide exceptional support for all students as well as those with SpLDs. To ensure that teaching styles are tailored to the learning styles and needs of the students.

To provide additional linguistic support to students for whom English is not their first language.

To provide a core of subjects for all students up to the age of 16 that both meets as far as possible the requirements of government education policy and provides every student with the ability to matriculate for higher education.

To provide a sufficient range of subjects for all students to gain success, find their strengths, and boost their self-esteem.

To ensure that subjects taught at the School are regularly appraised to meet criteria on success (in value added terms) and effectiveness.

To ensure that from 16 onwards, students have sufficient and appropriate opportunities to allow access to higher education and all career paths.

To provide a full range of extra-curricular activities to stretch students and to teach interpersonal skills, leadership and team working.

To provide PHSE in all years.

To provide, at every age, the guidance required to help students with subject, university, and career choices.

To ensure that homework supports the work done in the classroom. It should enhance learning and not be used as a vehicle for the disenchantment of the students.

To enrich the School experience with activities designed to promote good behaviour, manners, and spiritual and cultural awareness.