Curriculum Statement


As a maintained school, all students in Years 7 and 8 will follow the National Curriculum.

All students will make their option choices in Year 8 to begin their Key Stage 4 programmes of study in Year 9, we believe that this will;

  1. Allow students to focus on the fundamental foundations of learning in Years 7 and 8 to prepare them for future success.
  2. Support students in learning the depth and breadth of their chosen subjects by giving them longer in which to do so.
  3. Allow more option choices and personalisation for students since the longer timescale allows more flexibility and time for study.
  4. Allow students to specialise in areas which interest them, motivating them to fulfil their potential and move onto the next stage of their learning.

At Key Stage 4 all students will study:

GCSE English Language

GCSE English Literature

GCSE Maths

GCSE Double Science

Core RE and Core PE

Most students will be expected to study GCSE French. Speakers of other languages will be given the opportunity to take a GCSE in their home language.


In addition to these core subject students will make 3 option choices from a range of GCSE and Vocational subjects. Through the options process all students are given the opportunity to study for the English Baccalaureate – GCSE English, Maths, Double Science, Geography/History and French.

Additional Information

for parents and students

Values and Ethos

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Latest News

Take a look at our latest news posts below

Year 11 half term revision programme

Dear parent / carer, As part of the continued support programme for your daughter during her GCSE exams the English Maths and Science departments have volunteered to run some extra revision lessons during the half term break. The details are in the table below....

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NOW! Festival performance is online!

On Wednesday 1st February 2018, Year 9 Drama students performed their devised piece “Finding the Balance” at The Epstein Theatre, as part of the NOW! Festival; raising awareness of mental health issues sprung from the theme “My Education. My Mental Health.” Students...

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Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships

The year 10 Btec Sport class took a trip to Birmingham Arena to watch the first day of the ‘Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships’. The students watched world class athletes competing in lots of games throughout the day. The arena had lots of fun activities...

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0151 228 3772


140 Mill Lane, Liverpool L12 7LE



0151 228 3772


140 Mill Lane, Liverpool L12 7LE

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