Our school curriculum

Our school curriculum draws on the National Curriculum (2014) but is heavilly adapted to suit our learners.  

In each year group, the following subjects are taught each day:

  • English
  • Mathematics

These subjects are taught each week:

  • Science
  • Computing
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • PSHE

The rest of the curriculum time is blocked into knowledge-rich enquiry topics based around the following subjects:

  • History (Autumn 1 and Summer 2)
  • RE (Autumn 2)
  • Geography (Spring 1)
  • Art (Spring 2)
  • Design & technology (Summer 1)

More details about how each subject is taught and educational philosophy that underpinds this can be found on the subject specific page. For a year-by-year breakdown, you can visit each year group's page. You can find out more about curriculum by visiting us and asking to speak to Ms Spence & Mr Story (Vice Principals & Curriculum Leaders).

A 3D Curriculum

Our school's  curriculum model is that of a '3D Curriculum'. This focusses on making links between different topics and year groups rather than studying topics in isolation. There are three main types of link:

  • Vertical Links: within a subject over the years
  • Horizontal Links: between subjects in a year
  • Diagonal Links: between year groups AND subjects

The document below shows how our knowledge-rich enquiry topics have been mapped out over the course of KS1 and KS2 to create links between key high-yeild concepts (e.g. warfare, settlement or persecution).