Curriculum Statement of Intent

  • At The Brunts Academy we are committed to providing a purposeful and empowering curriculum that fully prepares our students for the next steps in their educational journey, as well as the challenges of the wider world. A curriculum in which core skills are at the heart of all we do and in which our young people are engaged and excited to learn. 
  • The curriculum is designed to recognise student’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow students to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
  • Our curriculum embraces the community in which it is situated, recognising local history, heritage, geographical and business links and most importantly, the high aspirations of all our students. We place strong emphasis on the cultural development of all our students and we have identified a clear set of values that underpin everything we do.
  • Every student is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community.
  • The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values.
  • We constantly provide an array of enrichment opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.


Curriculum Design Principles

  1. Research on cognitive and schema development theory underpins our design with regular opportunities for knowledge revisits and retrieval;
  2. Knowledge and the capacity it provides to apply skills is a priority;
  3. Progression of content and concepts is clearly thought out, with clearly defined expectations for the end of each Milestone;
  4. Reading is a priority as it is the key to unlocking the rest of the curriculum;
  5. It has breadth because narrowing the curriculum damages the life chances of all students, but particularly the most disadvantaged.


Vision For The Curriculum - The Four Key Principles

Our curriculum principles underpin our core values. The Brunts Academy is committed to providing a purposeful and empowering curriculum that fully prepares learners for the next steps in their school career, as well as the challenges of the wider world. We have four guiding principles for our curriculum:



SMSC Education at the Brunts Academy

1. Introduction The Brunts Academy recognises that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural element of students’ education is crucial to their development as an individual, allowing them to take their rightful place in the community as local, …more

GCSE key information

This page will contain information to support students as they work towards their examinations. N​ovember 2023 Mock Information Key Dates: 1​3-24th November 2023 - Mock exams 1​3th December 2023 - Revising for success evening 1​5th December …more

Clubs & Activities

Here at The Brunts Academy we have an amazing range of exciting enrichment opportunities for our students. "There are so ma ny new things for me to try! I have made so many new friends, learned new skills and gained confidence" …more

PSHE and British Values

PSHE, including RSE, has been designed to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils to examine their own and other peoples attitudes to a number of issues pertinent to life in the 21 st century. We aim for students to be open minded, with the …more

K​S4 Curriculum

The details of our KS4 curriculum can be found in our latest options booklet, please see the link below

Y​O​ptions Booklet 2024