The curriculum is central to students achieving success. When students access courses which are suitable for them, progress, motivation and attainment are most likely to follow.
We value learning beyond the National Curriculum and seek to provide additional stimulating activities which promote creative thinking, curiosity and collaborative team working. The enriched curriculum spans the range of activities undertaken through the house system, STEM clubs, sporting events, enterprise initiatives and many more opportunities which are offered throughout each academic year. We aim to develop confident young people with shared Christian values.
At St Wilfrid’s Academy there is a strong focus on the core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science, which we believe are the pillars that support understanding, skills and success elsewhere in the curriculum. We also promote language learning, believing that the study of languages is important in preparing our students for the challenges of the global economy.
Whilst seeking to provide an excellent education for our students, our curriculum has at its core the fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for those with different faiths and beliefs. In order to actively promote these values, we would expect all staff, students and visitors to challenge opinions or behaviours seen or heard in the Academy that are contrary to these values and to seek all opportunities to build students’ resilience to radicalisation and enable them to effectively challenge any kind of extremist view.