Curriculum

Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum which provides the best platform for learning. At Christ Church Academy every individual is important, and so we make every effort to meet the unique learning needs of all students, regardless of their background, past achievements, disabilities, stage of English language acquisition and regardless of their faith.

In Year 7 we will use themes to help with learning and to create a smooth transition into secondary school for our students. There will be particular focus on literacy, numeracy, philosophy and ethics. Through KS3 we will continue to emphasise literacy and this will make sure all students, before entering KS4, are able to engage with the wider curriculum and make the most of the opportunities presented to them.

When your child reaches the age of 16, we will continue to make sure they have the best options available to them, including both GCSEs and BTEC options. Post-16 there will be an appropriate mix of qualifications available including a range of A-levels alongside vocational choices designed to link with local career opportunities and employer needs.

Pastoral care

We place a high value on excellent pastoral care, and we believe this has a direct impact on students well-being and self-confidence. A school Chaplain will provide guidance to staff and students who wish to receive it, regardless of their faith.

Christ Church is a place where collaboration, teamwork and respect for each other are valued and prioritised within the school life. Every individual is important and has something to offer and we will provide every student with opportunities to flourish. We will seek high-quality national benchmarks to underpin this, including the anti-bullying Diana Award and Stonewall School Champion status. Christ Church Academy will also work with local agencies and organisations to provide an all-round hub for support, advice and care for the whole community.

Enrichment

We take every opportunity to help your child to grow in their gifts and talents. A longer school day, finishing at 4:30pm, will make sure we have time for a varied programme of enrichment activities including:

  • Performating arts
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Debating society
  • Sports
  • Computer/internet clubs
  • Technological activities
  • Community work
  • Enterprise opportunities
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Breakfast clubs and a supportive homework club will also be available.