Curriculum Aims


To create: 

  • Ambitious students who enjoy learning, and make better than expected progress.   
  • Confident, culturally aware individuals who are able to form healthy and respectful relationships underpinned by our values. 
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society. 


Strategic Intent


To develop a curriculum which: 

  • Creates an aspirational high achievement culture. 
  • Personalises learning and opportunities.
  • Is broad and balanced with options that maximise student progress. 
  • Promotes a growth-mindset culture creating opportunities for all students to succeed. 
  • Raises academic achievement. 
  • Is enjoyable and enables students to develop and flourish as well-rounded individuals. 


Curriculum Rationale


Progress is planned for across a 5-year programme. 

We maximise exposure to English, maths and science whilst retaining and a varied curriculum offer including the humanities, languages, sport and the arts. 

Additional time is given to English, maths and science to ensure that students have the necessary skills to compete in the world of work. 

Learning programmes support transition and effectively induct the students into secondary school life. 

We offer support and challenge helping students to progress beyond national expectations. 

The curriculum is forever evolving to reflect the needs of our learners and to provide them with the essential skills needed in the 21st century.  


We are student focused; there are no limits for outstanding learning and outstanding achievement.  

We have high expectations of students, high aspirations for them and demonstrate complete belief in them.  



To see an overview of our Curriculum across all the year groups please click on the individual subjects on the left. For further information about the curriculum please contact Mr Drumm or Mrs Smith, via e-mail; or respectively.


David Ross Education Trust and British Values


The Trust is very supportive of the ethos of promoting British Values, and preparing our students for success in a modern Britain. A heavy reliance is placed upon broadening horizons for each and every child and this includes developing the core skills of tolerance, respect, teamwork, resilience and building self esteem. These are all values and qualities that we feel are relevant in order to play a full and meaningful role in society, and are promoted via our extensive house system that lends itself to cultural and sporting competition, democratic principles, social mixing, the development of greater pastoral care and enhanced PSHE.




To find out more about British Values at our academy, please download the document on the left.