At the Cherry Willingham School, we offer students an innovative, broad and balanced curriculum which meets the needs of individuals whilst creating the best conditions for all our students to excel and succeed to the best of their ability. We have a highly qualified and committed team of specialist teachers and support staff who work together to develop our students as life-long learners.
Students in Years 7 – 9 study a variety of subjects in a variety of teaching groups. Students may be moved between groups in any subject, depending on their performance. Parents will always be informed so that we can continue to work together to ensure our students make the most of their opportunities.
In Years 10 - 11 we offer our students further opportunities within the curriculum. Students must study English, Mathematics and Science, but also have a choice of optional subjects, which are organized into learning pathways to enable students to make choices which best suit their needs. The range of subjects available covers both traditional academic subjects and more vocational areas.
We also incorporate work-related learning for all our students from Years 7-11. In Year 10 all students will participate in work experience for at least one week, and will be involved in other careers events in school. All Year 11 students are offered careers guidance and some students will be given the opportunity for a regular work placement for one or two days a week.
With our extensive program of learning outside the classroom, encompassing everything from visits linked to curriculum areas to residential trips which encourage confidence and independence, we believe that our curriculum offers a wide range of opportunities for every student.