Our Curriculum Intent
All students follow a range of subjects which combine to form a curriculum that is personally, socially and intellectually transformative, setting our students up for the best possible set of choices and opportunities at post-16 and beyond.
Our students are intellectually transformed by our ambitious core curriculum which:
- Contains the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens
- Includes the best that has been thought and said in each subject
- Features broad, balanced, well-sequenced learning
- Challenges and inspires all students by being aspirational
- Provides explicit literacy support and practice eg key vocabulary, active reading and oracy
Our students are personally and socially transformed by our ambitious enriched curriculum which:
- Reflects and celebrates our diverse community
- Provides equality for our disadvantaged students and helps to close the gap
- Engenders an appreciation of human creativity and achievement
- Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our students
- Prepares our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life
- Responds to social challenges faced by our students eg e-safety, LGBT, resilience, self-esteem, identity and mental health
Our current school day starts at 8.30am and ends at 3.40pm, except Friday's where we finish at 2:40pm. Please note in September 2021 this will be changing.
For a break down of the current school day, and the changes for Septemeber, please visit our page on the school day.
Please see the links on the table to the left for curriculum details specific to each year group including subject overview plans. Individual subject areas will have more detailed information about their schemes of work.
- Summer term careers days
Well done to our year 10s and 12s (Careers - 28/06/2021)
- Work experience for year 10
Change of dates (Careers - 28/06/2021)
- Keep up with the latest news!
The Day resource (Whole School - 09/03/2021)
- Turn on the Subtitles!
We love this simple idea to help children with their reading (Whole School - 08/03/2021)
- Reading in Maths
Do you want to learn about mathematical mistakes? (Mathematics - 22/02/2021)