Our Curriculum

Our curriculum will build cultural capital, give students access to the best that has been thought, said, written and created in every field of human endeavour, and provide a platform for progression, aspiration and social mobility.

Social, moral, spiritual and cultural development will be the golden thread running through curriculum provision and it will be planned and designed to foster resilience, self-worth, cultural capital, social cohesion and integration. We will not put a ceiling on students’ experiences or aspirations. Expectations will be the same for all: all routes will lead to recognised qualifications.

The breadth of curriculum provision in Years 7-9 will enable a large majority of students to take and enjoy the full EBacc at GCSE. This will be supported by an Open Pot of subjects and qualifications that enable every student to succeed and progress, with an expectation that all students will take an “Enterprise” subject option.

Wellbeing will be embedded across the curriculum.  This will cover:

  • Respectful relationships;
  • Looking after students’ mental health;
  • British Values and Prevent;
  • Being safe, including online;
  • Anti-bullying;
  • Forming and sustaining relationships;
  • Respecting others and valuing diversity within a clear, ethical framework.

The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ