We believe that every child will graduate from Castle Manor Academy as kind, hard working young people who are proud of what they have achieved; what they have experienced and what they have contributed, during their time at our school.
Our curriculum has English, mathematics and science at its core. We are committed to this because we believe that in establishing a solid foundation in every child’s basic skills, they will be able to access learning in their other subjects more effectively.
Outside of the core subjects, our curriculum will vary slightly year on year to reflect the needs of each cohort. The details of the subjects currently offered, and the curriculum followed, can be viewed through our subject pages. However, to prepare our students for Key Stage 4, all of our students follow an Ebacc curriculum (including history, geography, a modern foreign language and computing) to build academic success. For our most able students, there is also the opportunity to learn a second language. We also ensure all of our students have a PSRE lesson each week (delivering valuable PSHE, RE, SRE, British Values, Careers and wellbeing guidance).
Whist crucially important, the academics are only part of our curriculum offer. During their time in our school every young person has the opportunity to take part in Outdoor Learning (from the annual outside classroom day to participating in the Duke of Edinburgh award); external speakers and visits (from seeing a West End show in London to dissection with Operating Theatre Live); sports and music (from our samba band to our successful basketball team).
Castle Manor provides a curriculum that achieves great academic results, whilst meeting each child’s needs and preparing them for life beyond our school.
Further specific information about our curriculum can be found through the subject pages, or by contacting our Senior Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Stoneham.
Mrs E Stoneham
Senior Deputy Headteacher