We constantly seek new and engaging innovations for our curriculum, the curriculum includes our high impact Resilience Curriculum, where we challenge our Year 7 to be the most resilient learners they can be. In addition we will have an Arts Option for Year 7 and 8 to immerse pupils in their favourite Arts subject and promote deep learning, alongside our Rugby and Netball Academies where we foster our young people in a competitive and high achieving sports environment.

In Year 8 and 9, our Enrichment Curriculum offer includes Skiing, Water Sports, Gardening and Architecture amongst others; all subjects delivered in school time and offered by our dedicated teaching staff, who have a passion for something beyond the normal curriculum. Year 9 pupils have the opportunity to study pre-options with the aim of engaging, inspiring and up-skilling students so that they are enthusiastic about their option choices and prepared for success. In Year 10 and 11, pupils focus on the core, but choose from the widest range of options subjects that we can give them, thus giving them a broad base of experiences on which to make informed choices for post 16.

We are also developing our Sixth Form Curriculum to include tangible pathways into both academic and vocational degree subjects, the world of work or higher level apprenticeships. Our vocational pathways will include relevant work related learning opportunities such as sports leadership, engineering and child care, whilst our more academic pathways will benefit from our developing Career Academy and links with high quality Russell Group Universities.

Our curriculum is highly innovative and aspires to meet the demands of learners in the 21st Century; as such we need engaging, inspirational, motivated individuals to meet the demands of our curriculum.


Modern Foreign Languages





Food Technology


Design Technology



Health & Social Care



Drama / PA


Physical Education

Religious Studies




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