Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all of our students through a strong curriculum covering the core knowledge and key skills that prepares them for success in education and later in life. We want to develop our students’ ability to think critically, we want them to be able to work with others and to be able to contribute positively as global citizens.
Our school curriculum statement is founded on these key principles:
- Inclusivity: We believe that all our students have the right to learn and to succeed.
- Curiosity: We want all our students to be curious and inquisitive in their approach to learning.
- Global learners: We want our students to engage with their local environment and to be interested in national and international affairs.
Developing reading ability and enjoyment is an important part of the curriculum across the school. We have a structured tutor reading programme that takes place during form time and we have a wide range of events and activities linked to the promotion of reading across the school year. In addition to our school library, we encourage all students to be a member of the local library in order to extend their selection as well as developing the habit of reading for pleasure.
We believe that all students should have the opportunity to access a broad range of the arts both within and outside of the classroom.
We will expose all students to a breadth of creative cultural topics and through these, students will become critical thinkers, independent problem solvers and confident explorers of the arts.
Students will be well rounded members of a global society understanding their social, mental, spiritual and emotional well being and their place of others within modern society.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)