Through the curriculum we aim to enrich the lives of all pupils, enable them to fulfil their potential, achieve the highest standards they can and provide them with the concepts, knowledge and skills which they will need later in life. We hope that whilst pupils are at our school they will develop enthusiasm for learning and that when they leave they will have the ability to make informed choices in order that they are able to lead a full and active life.
There are five lessons each day of approximately one hour, three in the morning and two in the afternoon. Pupils move to different teachers in different rooms for each subject. All pupils follow a broad and balanced range of studies in line with the National Curriculum, suitably enriched by a range of activities, educational visits and visitors to the school.
Our curriculum is under-pinned by a trong emphasis on the development of the skills and attributes necessary in order that pupils are able to become confident, independent and successful individuals. Whilst recognising that children’s rates of progress will differ, the fundamental objective is to ensure that all pupils’ expectations and levels of achievement are raised and that all individuals are respected and valued.
Most subjects are taught in mixed ability teaching groups, with pupils being taught in ability grouping (or sets) for English and Mathematics in all year groups and French in year 8. Activities in lessons are designed to address the different needs and learning styles of all of our pupils.
To support pupil learning; there are over one hundred computers in school, which are used not only for the teaching of ICT but to support learning in all subject areas across the school.
Details of the topics covered in each subject, each term are found on the relevant pages of this website. Whenever a subject area’s curriculum is changed, this
web site is updated within days to reflect the change in curriculum content.