Key Stage 3 vision

The vision for Key stage 3 has a focus on encouraging, inquisitive, independent learners, through the delivery of a differentiated curriculum planned around the individual. We would envisage that by the end of key stage 3, all students will be beginning to develop independence in their learning.  Embarking on their secondary education, there will also be an emphasis on social independence; learning how to communicate effectively, modifying their own behaviour and becoming a reflective learner. We strive for each student to use these skills within the community, creating and encouraging an increased awareness of others and the world around them.



The Key Stage 3 curriculum has the breadth of all the National Curriculum subjects, some of which are taught in discretion, some delivered through cross-curricula topic work. There is a particular focus on English, including phonics and functional reading skills and Maths. All students have access to a well differentiated curriculum, including a bespoke package for high needs learners. In addition, pupils will have access to PSHE and RSE.

Enrichment activities

  • OAA
  • Forest school
  • PE enrichment
  • Specialist music, art and drama
  • Residential trips; Kingswood, Ardres (France), Seastar (high needs)
  • Cookery (including health and hygiene courses)
  • Swimming (at local pool/school hydrotherapy pool)
  • Community based educational visits.


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