Our school curriculum is underpinned by the values that we hold at our school. The curriculum is the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling and productive lives.
Since the previous inspection, the school has developed a broad and balanced curriculum appropriate to pupils’ needs and containing a range of vocational strands. It contributes most successfully to pupils’ mental health, behaviour and academic progress.
In the Lower School, we follow the National Programmes of Study wherever we can but adapt the subject delivery to engage the students through individual interests.
At Key Stage 4 and above, we tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of each individual student. If a student wishes to take up a course that we are unable to provide in school, we can work with other providers and the local colleges to try and meet that request.
At Key Stages 1-3 our school places a greater emphasis on the acquisition of basic Numeracy and Literacy skills as we believe these underpin all other subjects. Over the three terms of the academic year, each child has the opportunity to experience the range of subjects that the school provides. Currently, these are:
- Religious Education
- Art (Art & Design, 3D Art and Photography)
- Physical Education
- Design and Technology
- Outdoor Education
At Key Stage 4 and above, we are currently able to offer all of the subjects listed above as well as Horticulture, Construction, Business Enterprise, Astronomy, Geology, Catering and Cooking and Motor Vehicle Maintenance (delivered offsite). English, Mathematics, Science, ICT and RE are compulsory subjects until the student has achieved the National Minimum Standard level required to cease the study.
We also provide a comprehensive range of Citizenship, Preparation for Adulthood and Personal Development programmes across every year group, tailored to the age and needs of our students.