We have a well-constructed curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of our learners and address social disadvantage on many levels. Our curriculum offer is adapted to meet individual needs where appropriate and, therefore, offers a range of pathways, which we believe broaden rather than narrow the offer at different points during the five-year journey. This is essential to overcome social disadvantage and remove the barriers our pupils face.
As a result, the number of pupils who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) has reduced below the national average of 1%, and the number of pupils progressing to Further Education College and sixth form has increased to 94% in 2018 which in line with the national average.
We continue to develop our offer with Art, Drama, Food Technology, Engineering, Resistant Materials, Music and Religious Studies taught in Key Stage 3. In Key Stage 4, we offer a broad range of technical, vocational and academic subjects including: BTEC Enterprise, Health and Social Care, Creative iMedia, Engineering, Performing Arts, Music, Hospitality & Catering, Sports Science and Photography. We plan to extend to a three year Key Stage 3 in September 2020.