The curriculum aims to:

  • Provide opportunities for all students to learn and achieve their best
  • Maximise progress and attainment for all
  • Encourages students to enjoy & achieve
  • Focuses on the knowledge and understanding, skills, attitudes and attributes, which develop well balanced individuals
  • Helps students to prepare for their economic well-being and encourages them to be participants in independent lifelong learning
  • Encourages equality of opportunity for all, whilst recognising differences and celebrating individuality
  • Promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • Prepare students for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences
  • To make a positive contribution to the school and wider community

Principles and Beliefs

The Curriculum at St Thomas More Catholic Academy is underpinned by the values and principles outlined in our Academy Mission Statement: As an Academy at the heart of the community we aim to raise the expectations and achievements of all learners; we aim to change for the better the lives and life chances of all members of our community and prepare them for life beyond school. We are committed to the achievement of rapid educational transformation within the college through the development of outstanding practice based through sustainable collaboration.


We will ensure that all our students have the opportunity to reach their full potential through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum delivered within a caring and supportive environment.  The on-going professional development of all staff will ensure sustainability and assist in the creation of a culture of continued improvement where students strive to achieve at the highest level; where they ‘aspire to be more’.

Our curriculum delivery is supported by:

  • Termly pupil progress meetings (PPM) Y7 – 13
  • The Pastoral Curriculum and Pastoral Year teams
  • Acts of Worship
  • Our weekly 15 minutes of Faith programme
  • Enrichment programme
  • Assertive mentoring programme
  • External agencies
  • Our Lead Practitioners

Curriculum Structure

Years 7 & 8

Years 9

Years 10 & 11


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