Core Values

Character, Resilience and Aspiration.

Our curriculum provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to develop their character and resilience. Our curriculum enables our students to realise their varied and ambitious aspirations.

Our curriculum ensures that we are ‘Enriching Lives’ for all our students throughout their journey from Year 7, to adults who contribute positively within our rich and diverse society.

Our curriculum is planned with the intention of enabling the best outcomes for all students no matter their starting points or barriers to learning. We pride ourselves on our broad, balanced, inclusive, and representative curriculum.

Our curriculum vision is modelled in Religious Studies where we believe in an inclusive education for all.

Our curriculum intent is:  

  • Coherently plan, sequence and adapt our curriculum to meet the unique needs of all of our learners.
  • Offer breadth of study at KS3 that is sequential in leading to study at KS4 and then KS5; all students will be stretched and challenged over 5 - 7 years, taking into account different starting points.
  • By drawing on other subjects in school such as English, Maths, Science and Geography students can develop effective literacy and numeracy skills through digital technology. This creates learners who are confident and competent readers, writers and speakers, with essential analytical skills needed for life. We also explore Historical curriculum links to provide pupils with a greater understanding of context as well as exploring the sociological aspects of religion in the context of culture.
  • Embed a range of wider enrichment opportunities and experiences, at least one per year, to ensure our learners have an educational experience that is rich and varied.
  • Encompass the whole school core values to maximise the impact of the curriculum for Religious Studies.


As a result the Religious Studies curriculum will: 

  • Enable students to discover and develop other skills such as research skills, writing skills, collaboration and problem-solving skills whilst building self-confidence to support them in all aspects of life.
  • Ensure that our students have a broad insight into Christianity and other major world religions.
  • Ensure that our students develop a respect and tolerance of differences.
  • Ensure that our students develop good reasoning skills which allows them to investigate controversial issues.
  • Ensure that our students develop a responsibility and respect for all aspects of diversity and for the planet they live on via an active, dynamic and experimental curriculum delivered with passion by knowledgeable staff.
  • Develop digital skills to remove all barriers to learning so that ALL students achieve and ensure that our students appreciate the importance of Religious Studies in the development of skills for life and employability.
  • Ensure students are challenged and stretched by developing their leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication skills in order to provide foundations for every aspect of school life.