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Religious Education (RE)

We believe that Religious Education is an essential part of the school curriculum, helping to prepare our pupils for the opportunities, experiences and responsibilities of everyday life and developing an open minded, reflective approach to life. We follow the North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for RE. During lessons we aim to develop the boys’ awareness and understanding of some of the main beliefs and practices of the different world faiths.

Many of the lessons are discussion led and the boys are asked to make comparisons between the religions. They reflect on what they have learned and are encouraged to share their own views, opinions and beliefs whilst also considering those of others.


Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Through our PSHE curriculum we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class & school councils, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities. Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.

We teach PSHE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, as well as through educational visits, evening activities and guest speaker visits.

Key Stage 2:

In Key Stage 2 the pupils take part in a different unit of work each half term.

  • Our Happy School
  • Out and About
  • Looking Forward
  • My Friends and Family
  • Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
  • Ready, Steady Go!

Years 7 and 8:

  • Personal Identity
  • Diversity
  • Relationships
  • Health Matters
  • Risk
  • Your Money and Life

Year 9-11 AQA Entry Level Certificate in PSHE:

  • Sex and Relationships
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Drugs Education
  • Diversity, Prejudice and Discrimination

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Students across Key Stage 2 and 3 are currently studying an introduction to Spanish, through a range of speaking and listening, reading and writing activities, covering the following topics:

  • Relationships, family and friends
  • Education and further plans
  • Holidays and travel
  • Leisure
  • Food and drink
  • Celebrations
  • Local area and environment

Lessons are planned to reflect the world the pupils live in, using contexts familiar to them in their everyday lives and teaching them the vocabulary they need to communicate on topics that interest and stimulate them.