We work to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is engaging and challenging for all students. Our aim is to develop young people into well-rounded citizens who are empathetic, honest, responsible and respectful at all times. Our curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum (2014) and as part of this we cover a number of compulsory subjects, which are then enhanced with a range of additional opportunities. Compulsory National Curriculum subjects are:
- Reading and Phonics
- Design and Technology
- Art and Design
- Physical Education
- Modern Foreign Language (Spanish is taught throughout KS2)
We also cover Religious Education, along with Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSCHE). At any given time the children will be studying either a history, geography or science theme. See more detailed information in our Curriculum Subjects section.
English and Maths
All children take part in daily English and Maths lessons. In addition, the rehearsal and application of basic skills learned in the core curriculum are incorporated into other subjects. Children begin to read and write by following a phonic programme called ‘Read Write Inc.’ Throughout the school children read books from a number of schemes such as ‘Oxford Reading Tree.’ However, as soon as possible, we like children to be reading books that are not part of a scheme. All of the children’s reading books are colour coded and children choose books from the colour band most suitable for their ability. As pupils progress through the academy, they will be encouraged to do work at home in order to consolidate work done in school. In particular from the Reception onwards your child will be encouraged to bring reading books home to share with you. Parents are requested to help us to develop the children’s reading by completing a home/school reading record.
One lesson a week is allocated for PE per class. The academy also offers a number of after school clubs where pupils can participate in different sporting activities and take part in inter school competitions and events.