“The curriculum meets students’ needs and enables personal choices.”
— OFSTED

Our Curriculum

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We want our students to become successful learners who enjoy and value the opportunities provided for them at Highfields.

We are proud of our curriculum; it is broad, balanced and relevant to the needs of all our students.  It offers a range of progression routes and has enabled students to gain enormous examination success which has given them access to the full range of career and life opportunities. 

At Key Stage 3, are curriculum is both a combination of tradition and innovation.  There is a strong emphasis on ‘the basics’, ensuring that students make at least their expected progress in English and Mathematics in order for them to be successful at GCSE and beyond.  Additional support is timetabled for students who may require a boost in these essential subjects.  Students follow courses in National Curriculum subjects.    

At Key Stage 4, students specialise in their option subjects ready for their GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11, many then join our vibrant and thriving Sixth Form where we offer an extensive range of A Level, BTEC and enrichment courses.

Our curriculum not only develops students’ knowledge and understanding in a range of subjects, it enables them to develop the skills required to become independent, creative and innovative learners.

Curriculum subjects are organised within four Learning Schools:

PE, Sport and Performance are strong features of our curriculum and all offer a wide range of extracurricular activities. 

We believe that every child matters and that every child can be successful.  National data, baseline assessments and internal assessment arrangements are used to set individual and aspirational targets for every student.  Parents will be kept informed when students are not making their expected progress and we will work in partnership to ensure that students are kept on track to achieve their full potential.    

Money received through Pupil Premium is spent on a variety of interventions to support teaching and learning. For more details on Pupil Premium click here.