Curriculum

Our curriculum provides students with opportunities to develop their full potential and to develop a real love of learning.  

Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum has as its core a strong emphasis on high aspirations, spiritual, moral, social and cultural education so that we develop reflective learners who enjoy and have a fascination…

English

Overview With a suite of English rooms and a newly refurbished library space, the English Department is well-equipped to build on pupils’ knowledge and skills that have been built at…

Mathematics

Overview Teaching in dedicated Maths rooms, the department is well resourced to enable all pupils to develop their mathematical skills. The department has its own dedicated numeracy Higher Level Teaching…

Geography

Overview The department has three dedicated teaching rooms and Geography is delivered by subject specialists as a separate subject. This enables the skills of the subject, as well as the…

History

Overview The department has three dedicated teaching rooms with History being delivered by subject specialists as a separate subject from the start of Key Stage 3. This enables the skills…

Art and Design

Overview The department has three dedicated teaching rooms which enable our pupils to learn and create using a wide range of techniques in the most up to date facilities. In…

Dance

Overview The academy has a dedicated dance studio on the top floor which enables pupils to learn in the best possible facilities. The multi-tiered auditorium also provides them with an…

Drama

Overview The department benefits from the academy’s state of the art auditorium which provides both teaching spaces throughout the day and a spectacular performance space for academy productions. As the…

Music

Overview The music department is situated on the ground floor. There are two large music spaces, one equipped with computers to support composition and keyboard skills, and the other to…

Physical Education

Overview The department boasts enviable facilities. A 3G pitch, sports hall, sports fields, trim trail, tennis courts and a gymnasium are all on site and used for PE lessons for…

Health and Social Care

Overview The subject is delivered from Key Stage 4 onwards, with pupils experiencing taster sessions at Key Stage 3 so that they can make an informed choice. Many pupils go…

Modern Foreign Languages

Overview We offer three languages within the curriculum: French, Spanish and more recently, we introduced Mandarin, working in partnership with The Manchester Grammar School and Swire. What does our curriculum…

PSHE, Religious Education and Citizenship

Overview Pupils are taught PSHE, Citizenship and RE in dedicated lessons with specialist teachers. Pupils have dedicated lessons as well as covering additional topics in form time, assemblies and in…

Business, ICT and Computing

Overview There are a number of dedicated ICT suites across the academy, and the department also utilises other technology to enhance learning, as appropriate. There are suites of Apple Macs,…

Design Technology

Overview The department teaches Textiles, Food Technology and Design Technology from Year 7, with these subjects being options at GCSE. Many pupils go on to study technology related courses at…