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Curriculum Introduction


Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all our students with a strong curriculum covering the core knowledge and key skills to prepare them for success in education and later life. We want to develop our students’ ability to think critically, to work with others, and to contribute positively as global citizens.  

Our school curriculum statement is founded on these key principles: 

  • Inclusivity: we believe that all our students have the right to learn and to succeed. 

  • Curiosity: we want all our students to be curious and inquisitive in their approach to learning. 

  • Global learners: we want our students to engage with their local environment and to be interested in national and international affairs. 

Developing reading ability and enjoyment is an important part of the curriculum across the school. We have a structured tutor reading programme that takes place during form time and we have a wide range of events and activities linked to the promotion of reading throughout the school year. In addition to our school library, we encourage all students to be a member of the local library in order to expand their text selection as well as developing the habit of reading for pleasure.  

We believe that all students should have the opportunity to access a wide range of the arts both inside and outside the classroom. We will expose all students to a breadth of creative cultural topics and through these, students will become critical thinkers, independent problem solvers and confident explorers of the arts. 

Students will be well-rounded members of a global society; they will understand their social, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being and their place alongside others within modern society.