Curriculum

‘For every student, regardless of background or circumstance, to achieve the grades and develop the qualities which will open the door to the future of their choice.’

Laurus Trust schools provide an excellent and rounded education for all their students, regardless of their individual backgrounds, preparing them well for their future careers.

Our curriculum ensures that every student recognises what it takes to succeed, sets aspirational goals and works hard to achieve them with the support of a highly qualified and dedicated team of education professionals. It is shaped by the students as it responds to their individual needs and is underpinned by the Cornerstones of the Laurus Trust: Academic Aspiration, Leadership and Service, Competition and Physical Endeavour and Culture, Creativity and Rhetoric.

Our approach to the curriculum also complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2014. For further information on how we ensure the curriculum is accessible to those with disabilities or special educational needs please see the Equality Policy and the SEND information report.

We operate a one-week timetable with 28 lessons in a week. Each lesson is one hour long.

Year 7
Upon entry into Year 7 students are placed in one of eight tutor groups, the tutor groups are then divided into two bands.
Students in &ear 7 are taught in mixed prior attainment groups in all their subjects. 
Year 8

We have a very similar arrangement in for classes in Year 8 as Year 7. Students are taught in mixed prior attainment groups for all their subjects.

Year 9

In Year 9 most subjects are taught in mixed prior attainment groups. However, students will be placed in a set for their languages class. These sets will be based on the students’ performance in languages over the previous two years.