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.

"Pupils experience a broad and balanced curriculum"

Ofsted Inspection report May 2019

Our curriculum recognises that many of the young people who we work with arrive at our academy as reluctant learners. Our mission is to provide our students with creative, nurturing and inspiring opportunities which re-engage them in learning and allow them to be the best they can be. The fundamental principles of our curriculum are:

  • mastery of knowledge and skills
  • development of character
  • ensuring breadth of our curriculum comparable with any mainstream school
  • leadership at all levels within the organisation, including student leadership;
  • rigorous and high quality critique and feedback
  • maintaining a culture of respect.

Students work towards qualifications during their time at our academy - including GCSEs, NVQs, Arts Award and more. For more information about our curriculum please contact Gary Haines, Head of Academy, via the school office.

We offer a graduated approach to support students with SEND in line with the SEND code of practice. More information about this is available here.

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.

Curriculum September 2021 Download

This document provides more details about our curriculum aims and objectives.

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 Parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of the sex education delivered as part of the statutory RSE curriculum.