Students follow a broad and balanced curriculum throughout Key Stage 3, including a full entitlement to the revised National Curriculum. There is a strong emphasis on English, maths, science, modern languages and the creative arts. This curriculum ensures that our students are able to develop their talents and prepares them fully for life in Modern Britain.
The curriculum is organised in a faculty system with five Learning Areas: Communication, Creatives, , Mathematics, Science, and Humanities. Within learning areas discrete subjects are taught by specialist teachers at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
Students are taught in ability sets in English, maths, science and modern languages and in mixed ability groups in other subject areas. This is allows us to support and challenge students of all abilities in achieving their potential.
Class sizes are small and students benefit from a high level of personalisation and individual support in their lessons.
At Key Stage 4 students are advised about pathways particularly suited to them and are able to choose from a wide range of GCSE subjects to study.
Pastoral support is of a very high standard. The small size of the school means that all students are well known by their teachers and this creates a trusting and supportive atmosphere throughout the school.
There are links to curriculum and pastoral guides below. These provide a summary of the experience for each child at different stages in their school career.