Overarching Aims

To help pupils to develop lively, enquiring, imaginative and creative minds with the ability to question and argue rationally and be able to apply themselves to a task.
To help pupils to develop a reasoned set of attitudes, values and beliefs.
To help the pupils develop healthy, fit bodies and equip them with a wide range of skills.
To help pupils use language and number effectively.
To help pupils develop in the basic areas of competence needed for varying patterns of employment in a fast changing world.
To help pupils develop interests and skills which will enable them to enjoy and make the best use of leisure time.
To help pupils understand the workd in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups, nations and environments.
To help pupils understand the multi-cultural nature of society; to foster respect for those with different religions, beliefs and ways of life and develop an attitude which is opposed to discrimination against any person or group on the grounds of socio-economic background, creed, ethnic origin or sex.
To help develop a sense of self respect with the capacity to live both as independent, self-motivated and self-disciplined adults and as contributory members of co-operative groups among which the family is a particularly important group.
To help pupils develop a aesthetic awareness.
To help pupil appreciate human achievements and aspirations.

ORGANISATION

The pupils in each year group are placed in three classes of mixed ability.  The curriculum, where practical, is taught through a thematic approach.  Subjects such as RE, PSHE and French are taught separately where they do not fit within the topic.  In addition to the opportunities to apply core skills through the topic, Literacy and numeracy are taught as stand-alone lessons.