Our Curriculum Approach
We believe all of our children have the right to access a high quality curriculum that is broad and balanced, including rich cultural and sporting opportunities. Our curriculum opens doors for our pupils, encouraging them to be curious about the world around them and broadening their horizons.
We teach powerful knowledge so that children can understand, access and influence our society. But we also teach critiques of this knowledge – to give our children an edge and show them that a canon is always up for debate.
We guide learning carefully to ensure that all children can access the curriculum and know it.
We also challenge children to apply their thinking to complex problems to strengthen their intellectual resilience.
Reading, writing and mathematics are at the heart of our curriculum, but we also value subject disciplines, teaching science, history, geography, religious education, computing, art and music as distinct subjects, particularly as our children progress through the school.
Whilst we have an ambitious curriculum, driven by our mission for social equity, we also aim for our curriculum to be very inclusive and our teachers plan carefully to ensure all our children can access the curriculum, removing barriers to learning and achievement such as special educational needs.
We're part of the Inspiration Trust and share their knowledge rich curriculum. We make sure our curriculum is inclusive and accessible for all of our students. Read our principles to find out more about how we achieve this.