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Curriculum Intent

We provide ‘thinking toolkits’ to enable our students to approach learning in different ways. They encourage flexibility, creativity and critical thinking. Each student will develop habits of perseverance, open mindedness and teamwork, which will carry them beyond their time at school.  Ofsted have reported on the links between being an outstanding school and a thinking school which you can read about here.

Our Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum which is both challenging and stimulating, enabling students to enjoy, engage and achieve. All students in years 7, 8 and 9 will follow the National Curriculum and in years 10 and 11 they will have a range of GCSE and vocational qualifications which they can choose to study. The curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of all learners. In years 10 and 11 our curriculum offers personalised pathways to success and future opportunities in training, Higher Education and ultimately in achieving fulfilling careers.

For any student who has additional and/or special educational needs we have an outstanding team to support them. Our experienced SENCo and their team of dedicated learning support assistants will ensure that no child is left behind and all make exceptional progress. Equally we will ensure any student who exhibits exceptional talents will be nurtured to excel.

Home learning is an integral part of learning and the school experience. It is designed to encourage and extend learning beyond the classroom. Students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning at home and complete all activities in time and to a high standard.

There are 30 x 100 minute long lessons across a 2 week timetable.  See learning day for info about how day is set out.