Our curriculum

Our approach

Inspiring, active purposeful learning. We offer a broad and ambitious curriculum delivered using project-based learning.

The curriculum we offer at our academy gives students:

  • real-world learning experiences
  • access to outstanding teaching
  • rigorous and high-quality critique and feedback on their work
  • the opportunity to develop dynamic leadership skills
  • a culture of respect.

We encourage students to recognise their personal learning journey and take pride in their achievements. We focus on helping students to link their learning to everyday life.

We work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that we create a tailored package of support to best meet the needs of each child and young person at our academy.

...a good mix of academic subjects with activities and experiences which help pupils to develop their social and life skills

Ofsted Inspection report, Dec 2018

.Our curriculum is delivered through project-based learning, linked to three learning areas which we refer to as 'pathways':

  • Language, Communications and the Arts
  • STEM and Vocational
  • Society, Culture, Outdoor and Service Learning

Within our academy we offer a curriculum that meets the needs of learners in years 7 to 11 that is in line with the offer of local secondary schools. Subjects offered include English, mathematics, science, PE, ICT, business and enterprise studies, humanities, public services, digital media and music technology, hair and beauty, personal & social education and cooking.

Pupils in years 10 and 11 also have access to alternative provision with a range of providers. This enables each pupil to follow a vocational pathway that is personalised to their future needs. Students work towards qualifications during their time at our academy - including GCSEs, NVQs, Arts Award and more - all pupils are provided with the opportunity to gain English and mathematics GCSE or equivalent before leaving the school in year 11. Find out more about our students' results.

For more information about our curriculum please contact Charlotte Wright, Deputy headteacher via the school office.

All our Year 11 students are provided with support to secure places in further education, colleges or apprenticeships. Find out more about the careers advice and support we offer young people.

Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)

In line with government guidance, our academy provides all pupils with RSE. Details of the curriculum and information for parents are included in our RSE policy. Parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of the sex education delivered as part of the statutory RSE curriculum.