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Key Stage 3

To facilitate a smooth transition to secondary school we operate a primary model in Year 7, with students being taught the majority of their lessons by their form teacher in one classroom.

In Year 8 students follow a more conventional secondary model, with most lessons being taught by subject specialist teachers.

Classes in Years 7 and 8 are mixed ability groups with lessons differentiated, to ensure all students are working at an appropriate level and can make real progress. When necessary, intervention sessions are also offered to further develop students’ skills and ensure all students make progress.

Lessons such as art, food technology and science are taught by subject specialist teachers in specialist rooms.

To help students become more independent and develop vital lifeskills, residential trips are offered in Years 7 & 8. 

The subjects studied in KS3 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • Food Technology
  • PE
  • Humanities
  • PSHE
  • RE
  • Social Skills 
  • Drama (Year 8)
  • Lifeskills
  • Forest school (Year 7)

Full details of the Key Stage 3 curriculum  can be found in our Curriculum Booklet:

Curriculum Booklet







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