To achieve our goal of every child being the best that he can be, we have to have the best possible curriculum. The subjects that we teach are only part of the picture.
The main reason that we chose to become an academy was that we wanted to control our curriculum. Our curriculum is rich, diverse and will stretch all children, preparing them for the world they will be going into.
For more information on the curriculum or the content that we cover, please contact the office and ask to speak to the relevant Head of Faculty. Details of staffing can be found here.
Our curriculum offer
The corner stones of our curriculum are English, Maths and Science. Every child must master these and they are our priority.
We also have a rich diet of the humanities (history and geography), the arts and technology subjects, all of which are vitally important.
How well we do can be measured by the levels of progress our boys make when they take their GCSEs and final exams.
The second part of the curriculum is what we call our enrichment curriculum. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to take part in experiences that have not always been open to all.
We will therefore give every child the opportunity to: go to the theatre, watch a live sporting event, stay overnight at our outdoor education centre in Buxworth, visit a museum or art gallery, take the Duke of Edinburgh bronze and silver awards, have a study visit to a Russell Group university, partake in work experience, and visit a major industry. The list is almost endless.
How well we do, in part, can be measured by the numbers of boys who go on all these activities.
The final part of the curriculum cannot be measured. For this reason governments tend to ignore it but without it you do not have an education, you have at best what you can call schooling. Values.
We will teach our boys through the content of our lessons; through the experiences that we expose them to and through many other means at our disposal, to be compassionate.
They will learn to share not just materially but their skills and attributes. They will value charity and helping others. They will learn that we must live in a sustainable way and not waste the resources of this earth.
There is something called the Golden Rule which goes back through history and is found in every religion. In short we will teach the boys that ‘One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.’