There are 3 classes in our Key Stage 3 department;  All classes are taught mainly by their class teacher to ensure stability and consistency for our children. We offer all our pupils the opportunity to develop and learn in a supportive, caring environment, which has high expectations for all to achieve.

Leading on from the focus of child-centred learning at Key Stage 2, pupils' experiences in Key Stage 3 become more enquiry-based, problem-centred, and involve more decision-making. Key Stage 3 pupils are given opportunities to develop skills throughout the whole curriculum in a greater depth.

Children are taught subjects through themes. These themes allow our learners to understand that many areas of the curriculum are connected and integrated.

Learners in Key Stage 3 also take part in a work related vocational qualification, which provides new opportunities and experiences related to future carer choices.

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