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Curriculum Vision

Whole School Vision:

The curriculum is broad, balanced and aspirational ensuring our students are Ready for Learning and Ready for Life in a Catholic setting. 


  • Provide a varied and engaging English curriculum that promotes the pleasure of reading and develops high level literacy and oracy skills.
  • Inspire a knowledge and understanding of the wider cultural world whilst providing access to all other parts of the school curriculum and beyond.
  • Celebrate diversity and develop ways of understanding and articulating thoughts and emotions


  • Share the joy and fulfilment of experiencing mathematical success and progress.
  • Improve mathematical knowledge and understanding that can then be applied to solve problems in all aspects of life.
  • Ensure a positive mathematical legacy that facilitates continued future success beyond the direct study of the subject.


  • Provide a broad education in science, allowing students to appreciate the awe and wonder of the world around us. 
  • Expose students to the knowledge and techniques required to understand the world they live in, through the teaching of science. This in turn will give students access to more future opportunities.
  • Break down barriers and allow students to be exposed to paths that they can aspire to follow, enabling them to appreciate that science can be for them. 

Physical Education

  • Create confident and resilient students that are tolerant of others, who demonstrate the CARE values (Commitment, Aspiration, Respect, Excellence) in all aspects of PE.
  • Prepare students for our KS4 and KS5 pathways and ultimately a career in sport or further education, using their God-given talents.
  • Ensure our students understand the benefits of a balanced, active, healthy lifestyle once they leave school and instil a lifelong interest in sport, physical activity and maintaining positive mental health.

Design, Art and Technology

  • Provide a high quality Design, Art and Technology curriculum that will enable our students to develop skills in resilience and creativity, thus making an essential contribution to the culture and well-being of society.
  • Equip learners with a real life appreciation of the Design, Art and Technology world through sequenced learning from the past, the present and looking forward to the future.
  • Inspire confident and independent learners who think bigger, work smarter and aim to be the next generation of creators and innovators.

Modern Foreign Languages

  • Develop independent, aspirational students who are self-motivated and able to communicate effectively and practically in the Target Language.
  • Equip our students with invaluable language learning skills and knowledge that they will be able to transfer to further study, work and leisure.
  • Create stimulating, engaging and enjoyable lessons where all pupils make good progress and are inspired to study the language further.
  • Inspire and challenge students linguistically and culturally by increasing their intercultural understanding and tolerance through the study of other cultures and civilisations.

Humanities and Vocational

  • To provide a broad and exciting curriculum which will expand our students' knowledge and understanding of the past and to draw parallels where possible.
  • To challenge students to think critically and formulate secure judgements based on evidence.
  • To allow students to experience the wider world including different cultures and nationalities, thus developing tolerance and understanding whilst drawing comparisons with their own locality.
  • To provide a rich and deep understanding of the earth's natural processes to build sustainability for the future.
  • To develop skills required for the world of work through an engaging Vocational curriculum that will motivate, inspire and prepare students for their chosen careers.

Religious Education

  • Challenge and encourage students to ask deep and often searching questions about their own faith and beliefs and those of others, regarding pertinent and moral issues.
  • Inspire students to deepen their understanding of God as encountered and taught by Christians and the Catholic Church.
  • Help develop our students’ responsibility and respect for all aspects of diversity and to prepare them well for life in modern Britain.


  • Provide education which is accessible to all and endeavours to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to make safe, healthy and responsible choices in life both now, and in the future.
  • Encourage students to explore all opportunities available to them, through quality careers provision that assists students in making effective decisions and careers choices.
  • Inspire and challenge students linguistically and culturally by increasing their intercultural understanding and tolerance through the study of other cultures and civilisations.