Curriculum Intent

At Appleton we strongly believe in giving students an ambitious curriculum with opportunities to continually improve; this infiltrates our curriculum, our pastoral area and every aspect of day-to-day school life. We want to empower our students to effectively contribute to society while they are a student and when they leave Appleton. We achieve this aim through a range of strategies, some embedded and others are new ventures, but always with the drive of making our students life-long learners, that are empowered to become future citizens contributing to the local, national and global community, always showing respect.

Alongside a coherent and balanced curriculum, which places value on all subjects at its heart, we seek to inspire and encourage a love of learning through high aspirations, resilience and understanding. We are always exploring opportunities to extend the cultural capital of our students with our extensive extra-curricular and co-curricular offering.

At Key Stage 3 (KS3) we focus on transferable skills, independent learning and higher-order thinking skills. In Year 9 we offer our students clear, differentiated progression routes into Key Stage 4 (KS4) with academic and vocational offerings.

Through excellent advice and guidance at Post 16, we support all our students in making the right choices as they move from KS4 to KS5 whether at Appleton, College or into Apprenticeships.  Ever mindful of the changes in education and the workplace, we strive to ensure that our curriculum and its delivery remains relevant and tailored to the individual student.  In so doing we have developed a pathways approach to subjects available for study at Key Stage 5 (KS5).

Our aim is to enable all of our students to leave the school as well as rounded, responsible citizens, ready to play an active and productive role in society.

We strive to Achieve 'Excellence' together fostering the values of our school: Respect, Resilience, Community, and Aspiration.