At St Cuthbert’s we aim to foster the intellectual, social, creative, physical, moral and spiritual development of all our students. We follow a knowledge based curriculum, empowering students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the subjects they study.
"Senior leaders have redesigned the curriculum to ensure that students are well prepared for both national examinations and life beyond school. The curriculum is now designed to raise the aspirations of all students while allowing flexibility to ensure that it meets individual needs. Senior leaders work closely with the parents of students in Year 8 to guide their children onto one of the three key stage 4 pathways at the start of Year 9. Since the introduction of this new curriculum, the percentage of students progressing to sustained education, employment or training has increased significantly and now stands at 98%." Ofsted, September 2016
Our curriculum is therefore carefully designed by our subject specialists within school to challenge our students to ensure learning is at the heart of our lessons and to enable students to meet at least their minimum expected grade so all our students have the opportunity to live life in all its fullness.
Our approach to the curriculum ensures that we are complying with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 - our curriculum is accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs. Please see our Equalities and SEN Policies on our policies page.
If any parents/carers or other members of the public would like to find out more about the curriculum followed by our school, please contact Miss J Grimes, Deputy Headteacher.