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"Leaders ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of pupils. They work diligently with the hospital, Camden local authority and the pupils’ main schools to get all the information they need. They spend time with pupils and do their own assessments. They take into account pupils’ educational and medical needs, examination subjects and career aspirations." OFSTED 2019

"Expert subject leaders develop a curriculum that is well structured and organised."

Hospital Schools are not tied to the National Curriculum and the “General Guidelines” (QCA/DFEE) state, “It is for schools to determine, and justify, the amount of time allocated to different parts of their curriculum. When doing so, they should take account of” –    

  • Their own school aims
  • The needs of the pupils attending the school
  • The requirement to provide a broad and balanced curriculum – which includes the subjects of the National Curriculum and Religious Education
  • The National Frameworks for teaching literacy and mathematics
  • The needs of the local community

All areas of the curriculum will have the potential for accreditation. We offer:

  • GCSE English, Maths, Science, Art, Citizenship, History
  • Literacy and Numeracy Functional Skills qualifications
  • Arts Awards; bronze, silver and gold
  • A range of AQA Unit Awards including Sport, Scriptwriting, Broadcasting, Personal Finance

The school has chosen to make additional curricular provision for additional cross-curricular elements and experiences, beyond the subjects of the National Curriculum.

  • In addition to weekly PSHE and Citizenship sessions, pupils participate in a 'Collective Time' that challenges them to think about themselves and the world they live in.
  • Lunchtime activities that support physical health and emotional well-being
  • 1 coached sport sessions per week
  • A range of alternative accreditation
  • A ‘Life and Leisure’ programme that incorporates close ongoing links with community organisations like Plot 10 and Kentish Town City Farm
  • Extended Creative Arts, Music and Drama Projects with external groups and artists-in-residence
  • A wide range of extra-curricular trips and visits including an activity week in July
  • Support with Post-16 transition

In terms of curriculum, we also take account of –

  • SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural dimensions) these run through all curriculum areas and are about developing the whole child. These are supported through the school climate and ethos, PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education), Citizenship, RS and teaching British Values
  • A wide and effective range of teaching strategies, in conjunction with providing access to a range of therapies