The curriculum is arranged to help us achieve two core school objectives:

  • A balanced and broad all round education, with a commitment to the highest standards of academic achievement for every pupil;
  • To equip pupils with a breadth of academic skills and knowledge so that they can contribute positively to society.

Within the curriculum, the aims for all students include:

  • fluency in, and accurate use and understanding of, the English language;

  • skill in numeracy; in problem-solving; and proficiency in mathematical and scientific methods and investigations;

  • proficiency in at least one foreign language;

  • an appreciation of, and development of ability in, the creative and expressive arts;

  • skills in the use of ICT;

  • knowledge and understanding of concepts, issues and applications in history, geography and technology; a knowledge and appreciation of humankind, our heritage, human achievements and aspirations; and a concern for environmental and ecological issues;

  • the development of the coordination of body and mind through sport;

  • a training in personal, inter-personal and social responsibility; the understanding and development of a respect for religious and moral values, for others and for oneself, within a Christian context;

  • the development of independent thought and study, and the active encouragement of a sense of curiosity and a spirit of enquiry, adventure, awe and wonder;

  • the provision of a wide variety of contexts, both within the School and beyond, that encourages the fulfilment of these aims.

You can find details of our KS3 and KS4 curriculum in the curriculum overviews section of the website. If you require any further information on our curriculum offer then please contact Mrs Ashcroft (Deputy Head) 015395 36202 or email