We believe that our students deserve the very best of learning opportunities. At Key Stage 3, students follow the National Curriculum with 25 hours of subject teacher time covering Art, Drama, English, Geography, History, ICT, Maths, French, Music, PE, Science and Technology.
At Key Stage 4 we are proud of the wide range of courses on offer to students in addition to the core curriculum. We attempt to build a curriculum that meets the needs of each individual student, whether a student wishes to pursue a more ‘traditional’ academic route through his/her studies or a more vocational based curriculum.
English, Maths, PE and Core Science are taught as core subjects. Options include vocational GCSE, traditional GCSE and BTEC courses.
Each teacher’s aim is to ensure that all lessons are exciting and challenging, and to enable all students to succeed in their learning. Students learn best if they experience a range of teaching styles during the day and are given work that stimulates their thinking. We want our students to understand that successful learning is about enjoying how to work hard.
We aim to use the latest technology to enable all our students and staff to work efficiently and effectively to face the future. We have high levels of computer provision throughout the school, interactive whiteboards in every classroom, electronic registration, 24/7 access to student academic data and attendance records via the school website
Our facilities include specialist learning spaces for Food, Ceramics, Textiles and Resistant Materials, Science laboratories and a Music Technology Suite.
Our TVOC centre provides designated applied learning areas with highly specialist equipment for students studying work-related subjects such as Construction, Hair & Beauty, and Painting and Decorating.
We have a large indoor sports hall and a full size floodlit all weather pitch, both of which are used to the full, to ensure our students are prepared for the many local and county sporting events in which they compete.