Our Learning Offer

We aim to provide an outstanding, inspirational education that will empower students to reach their full potential and give them a vision for life and their future.

  • A broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 3. The KS3 curriculum has many of the characteristics followed in a mainstream environment in order to aid reintegration. However it also includes unique opportunities for self development and understanding. This includes a bespoke enrichment programme in year 9.
  • A broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 4. Morning sessions offer GCSE and GCSE-equivalent qualifications in; English, Mathematics, Science (option), ICT (ECDL), Physical Education (VCERT), Leisure and Tourism (GSCE), PSHCE. There is a strong focus on the Arts and all student study GCSE Photography and Art.
  • Afternoon sessions focus on enterprise and employability, offering all students a vocational course along with a work skills package. Our distinctive vocational curriculum leads through into Further Education and the workplace.
  • Global – connecting with young people in poorer nations as well as those in the developing world to give a world view and a Global context.
  • Small groups of 8 students with a staff-student ratio of 1:4.
  • Flexible – individualised pathways tailored to the student.
  • A student entitlement of up to 8 GCSEs, with a single GCSE given a minimum of 120 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) and a double GCSE a minimum of 240 GLHs. All students will leave with at least 5 GCSEs, including English and Maths.
  • Personalised Literacy and Numeracy programmes for all students to improve achievement. Heavy investment and promotion of reading packages, support and strategies.
  • Enrichment activities outside of school hours and within the curriculum including residential visits overseas and physical activity in other contexts such as rock climbing.
  • A strong link to real life – the world of work and enterprise.
  • Individual mentoring programme to support the progress of the individual.

If parents have any questions or concerns about our curriculum, or simply would like elements of it explaining, please don’t hesitate to contact Chris Mulqueen or Stacey Ward at Aspire Academy.