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.

Following Demeter House’s last standard inspection, leaders have completed detailed work to develop the school’s curriculum. Leaders have carefully considered pupils’ starting points as well as the ambitious outcomes they want all pupils to achieve.

Ofsted, 2023

At Hera House 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 Hestia Upper School, we tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of each individual student as much as possible and offer a range of vocational courses alongside academic study. Qualifications include GCSE, BTEC, AQA Unit Awards and iGCSE.


At Key Stages 1-3 we place a greater emphasis on the acquisition of basic Numeracy and Literacy skills, as we believe these underpin all other subjects. Over the academic year, each child has the opportunity to experience the range of subjects that the school provides. Currently, these are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • ICT
  • Humanities
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Performing Arts
  • Outdoor Education


At Key Stage 4 and above, we currently offer all of the subjects listed above as well as Horticulture, Small Animal Care, Construction, Business Enterprise, Catering, and Hair and Beauty. English and Mathematics 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.