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Academic Study (incl. Yeargroup Plans)

 Through our academic study strand, our intention is to develop intellectual knowledge, skills, understanding and curiosity. Specifically, we aim to provide opportunities to:

  • develop language and communication skills

  • acquire fluency in mathematical concepts

  • think critically, reason, evaluate and problem solve

  • gain scientific knowledge to understand the uses and implications of science and technologies today and for the future

  • be creative and perform for an audience 

  • cultivate digital literacy

  • be curious about the human and physical world around us

  • understand the significance of the past

  • cultivate character, ambition and healthy competition​​​​​​


Learning is organised in each year group and taught through 'topics' which incorporate English, Mathematics and the wider curriculum. Teaching in English and Mathematics is guided by national frameworks whereas the 'Wider Curriculum' is based on learning about key concepts from a range of subject areas in depth - this can be found below. Topics are guided by a key text and enquiry question. These are carefully chosen to ensure that we both engage and provide children with opportunities to overcome local barriers. Details of our topics can be found on 'Curriculum Vision and Plans' page and within individual class pages. Academic learning is assessed against school and national assessment frameworks: children's progress against these will be shared with parents during parent interview evenings. The school's performance against National Frameworks for English and Mathematics can be found on our 'Performance Data' page.