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An Inspiring Curriculum

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“Excellent teaching and support for learning.”


Whilst the national directive on the curriculum continues to dictate much of what a child should study to Key Stage 4, at Archbishops we strongly believe in the education of the whole child and have held firm to a broad and balanced curriculum that supports all learners to successfully move onto progression routes that include Sixth form and Apprenticeships. In particular we are delighted to continue to offer a suite of Technology subjects at Key Stage 4 including BTECs in Engineering and Business, alongside a host of Creative Arts subjects including Music, Drama and Media. Pupils wishing to gain an understanding of the modern world can do so through Travel & Tourism.

Our values driven curriculum is enhanced further with a RE and PSCHE curriculum that embraces the development of the whole child, raising their awareness of all aspects of Spirituality, Social Justice, and Moral Conduct and supporting pupils to become well-rounded citizens ready to tackle the challenges of the modern world. Beyond the classroom pupils have many opportunities to deepen their love of learning, to be supported when they need support, to gain stretch and challenge when they wish to go above and beyond the standard curriculum.

Each child can expect to be taught by a subject expert, who will be continually challenging all learners to achieve their very best. Our staff are all passionate about their subjects and seek to inspire learners with an enthusiasm for each and every subject they are studying.

“Archbishop Holgate’s is an outstanding school because it has recognised the crucial importance of getting it right in the classroom… The school’s work as a national Teaching School is also recognising the central importance of sharing expertise around what makes for effective pedagogy.”


For more information about any aspect of our curriculum please contact Mr A Green-Harding, Deputy Headteacher, on 01904 411341 or email

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