The school's curriculum follows statutory requirements and the requirements of the National Curriculum.
It is balanced and broadly based, and promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils and of society and prepares our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
The school provides fulltime supervised education for pupils of compulsory school age, which gives pupils experience in linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical and aesthetic and creative education, appropriate for their ages and aptitudes.
Pupils are expected to acquire skills in speaking and listening, literacy and numeracy skills.
Personal, social and health education reflecting the school's aims and ethos
Appropriate careers guidance
Appropriate programmes of activity for pupils who are above or below the compulsory school age
The school sets out to:
- ensure that pupils develop the essential literacy and numeracy skills
- provide pupils with a full and rounded entitlement to learning
- foster pupils' creativity and develop essential skills, including learning skills
- promote a healthy lifestyle
- inspire pupils to a commitment to learning which will last a lifetime
- promote high standards in all learning and teaching
- ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to learn and make progress
Religious education is also provided for all pupils.
Entry to all programmes of study is based on academic suitability and appropriateness, regardless of sex, race, disability, religion or belief.
Disabilities: In accordance with the statutory requirements the school aims to make the curriculum accessible to all pupils as far as is reasonably practicable. The school has an Accessibility Plan, which is available to parents on request.
A variety of differing teaching and learning methods and materials are used in all courses to suit pupils' different needs.
In accordance with the law the school has the right to respond to individual needs by modifying the National Curriculum programmes, or disapplying the National Curriculum for the duration of Key Stage 4, to:
- allow a pupil to participate in extended work-related learning
- allow a pupil with individual strengths to emphasise a particular curriculum area
- to allow a pupil making significantly less progress than other pupils of his/her age to consolidate his/her learning and progress across the curriculum
Decisions about any of the above will only be made after discussion with the pupil and parent.