- Abbey Grange C of E Academy offers a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all students, particularly the most disadvantaged, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
- It is a broadly academic curriculum, with sights set firmly on the highest possible percentage of students achieving or exceeding their potential, and going on to further their education at university, college or on an apprenticeship. We have entered 80% of our students for EBacc for several years, in line with DfE targets and the prior attainment of the vast majority of our students.
- Through high expectations, quality first teaching and targeted support, students from all beliefs, backgrounds and starting points are able to achieve.
- Timetabled lessons are enhanced by a varied and motivational enrichment programme, creating a well-rounded educational and spiritual experience for Abbey Grange students, with the development of skills that will help them to succeed in further education and employment.
- The curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our students. At Abbey Grange we place a great deal of emphasis on building the character of our students.
Our curriculum aims to:
- Provide a broad and balanced education for all students.
- Enable students to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations
- Support students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
- Support students’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active
- Promote a positive attitude towards learning
- Provide an understanding for mental wellbeing.
- Ensure equal access to learning, with high expectations for every student and appropriate levels of challenge and support
- Provide subject choices that support students’ learning and progression, and enable them to work towards achieving their goals
- Develop students’ independent learning skills and resilience, to equip them for further/higher education and employment.
- Be underpinned by the SIAMS Framework (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)
The vision for education outlined by the Church of England Education Office states:
‘Our purpose in education is to enable the children, young people and communities we serve to flourish as they experience education for wisdom, hope, community and dignity and discover life in all its fullness which Jesus offers’.
As an Academy we train our staff and create a curriculum which asks:
How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling students and adults to flourish?’
The Academy underpins its curriculum with the John 10:10 quote:
“My purpose is to give life in all its fullness” John 10:10