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Core Curriculum

Students often exceed their own expectations over time due to support which takes account of each individual's strengths and needs.ISI Inspection 2019

Our curriculum is truly unique, made up of our Core Curriculum which is delivered mostly throughout the mornings in short 45 minute lessons, complemented by our Expansive Curriculum, which is delivered in longer afternoon sessions.

Our Core Curriculum is made up of the following pathways and subjects;

STEM Literacy Societies Vocational
Sciences English Literature History Hospitality
Mathematics English Language Geography ASDAN
Engineering EAL French Business
Computer Science   Spanish Economics
      Sports Science

Our Core Curriculum is delivered in shorter, more frequent 45 minute lessons throughout the day, and mostly during the mornings when young people are more receptive to academic study. Our maximum class size is 16 which helps ensure that no child is left behind and every child is able to fully access and engage in learning. 

This is then complemented by our Expansive Curriculum, which includes the following pathways;

STEM Arts Sport Outdoor Education Earth Centre
Extended STEM Projects Art Traditional team sports Duke of Edinburgh Awards Kingsley Diploma
  Drama Individual sports 10 Tors Land-based Studies
  Music Judo specialism Jubilee Challenge Environmental Management


Gymnastics specialism Exmoor Challenge EPQ
  LAMDA Surfing specialism Kingsley Challenge HPQ
  Arts Award Recreational sports Water-based adventure  
    Adaptive sports Land-based adventure  

All students in Years 7-9 will experience all the above pathways in both their Core Curriculum and Expansive Curriculum lessons. The Expansive Curriculum pathways are delivered in extended afternoon sessions, when our students like to be active and engaged in challenges and project-based learning.

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Kingsley School is a fully inclusive, diverse and proudly non-selective school, where each student is regarded as an individual with individual strengths, learning styles, passions and interests.

The classrooms are calm, supportive and nurturing learning environments where students can make progress and succeed irrespective of their starting points.

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Students achieve happiness and success through positive mental health and wellbeing.

Mr R J Pavis - Head