At KS3, pupils access a curriculum which focuses on core subjects (Science, Maths and English) but which still provides access to a broad range of national curriculum subjects such as Humanities, ICT, Art, Food Technology, Personal, Social and Health Education (PHSE) and Physical Education (PE).
At KS4, pupils are able to achieve nationally recognised qualifications: GCSE, Functional Skills and BTEC’s in the following subjects; Maths, English, Science, ICT, PE, Food Technology, Vocational Studies, Geography, History and Art. Further vocational experiences and accreditation is accessed through a variety of local community quality assured providers. This includes Stoke on Trent College where students have the opportunity to attend via the School Links Programme and study BTEC qualifications, then successfully move onto full time programmes at the college.
At both KS3 and KS4 there is a large emphasis on the social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) and nurture. The school has trained ELSA staff (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) who deliver 1 to 1 bespoke interventions with pupils on identified areas. Our aim is to ensure both academic progress and personal development. We are proud to offer a high staff to student ratio with small class sizes. Extensive and individualised resources also allow for a bespoke approach to education and ensure the needs of all the pupils are met.