The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Charles Read Academy

We seek to broaden the horizons of each and everyone of our students encouraging academic excellence and transferable life skills enabling all to become effective members of our 21st century society.


Lockdown Curriculum

If your child is unable to access the remote live lessons during the national lockdown please visit the Term 3 Curriculum Map below for the lesson content and resources. They should follow the amended timetable shared below completing tasks pertinent to the relevant subjects. 

Lockdown Curriculum Map 

 Amended Online Timetable - 11th January - 12th February 2021 

Year 7 

Year 8 

Year 9 

Year 10 

Year 11

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:

  • 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 supported by metacognition
  • Raises academic achievement
  • Introduces students to a range of career opportunities

  • Which 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 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 below. For further information about the curriculum please contact Mr Drumm via e-mail;

Curriculum Offer


The curriculum provided at Charles Read Academy is broad, balanced and challenging, to enable all of our children to successfully compete in the world of work.

During Year 9 students will make their GCSE options choices. This is an exciting time of the year where students will, often for the first time, have the opportunity to shape their curriculum. They will study their KS4 curriculum during Y10 and Year 11.

Core & foundation KS3 Curriculum Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • French
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • PSHCE 
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Food
  • Art


Click here to view our KS4 Curriculum

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.

Click here to find out more about British Values at our academy

Curriculum Maps, Ladders, & Reading Lists


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More information to follow regarding CRA's Sex and Relationship Policy and PSHCE Curriculum.

If you would prefer your child not to receive RSE you can find a link to our parental consent form here:

 RSE Parental Consent


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