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The Hart School is a school where all students and staff have the opportunity to grow as individuals and to be inspired. We believe in the potential of all young people to grow and succeed at the highest levels regardless of their starting points or personal circumstances. Our curriculum is engineered to be ambitious and accessible for all students.

We will guide students through a wide variety of challenging opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom as we aim to provide a fully inclusive learning environment which celebrates curiosity, working hard and being resilient.

We want our students to flourish as knowledgeable and aspirational citizens who are ready to participate and grow in a rapidly changing world. We plan for the acquisition of as much knowledge, skills and experiences as possible whilst at The Hart School.

The ethos of education at The Hart School is that all students know more, remember more and have the ability to be able to choose their future path because we have provided the right foundations for them to step confidently forward.

Our Curriculum offer:

  • Provides a broad and balanced curriculum that is truly comprehensive and accessible to all students, including those with Special Educational Needs.
  • Delivers opportunities for students to learn to be successful, to gain useful, transferable skills whilst also acquiring relevant knowledge.
  • Enables high standards of academic achievement where outcomes empower students to progress to Higher Education.
  • Affords opportunities for all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs to develop a high level of literacy and numeracy and essential skills in reading, writing and oracy for success in the wider curriculum and in adult life. 
  • Provides exposure to cultural capital and experiences beyond the classroom to inspire pupils to succeed in the next stage in their education, training or employment.
  • Expands students’ perspectives through a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities to promote their sense of moral and social responsibility.
  • Fosters a strength of character, and resilience that will help pupils to cope with choices and overcome the challenges they are likely to encounter in life.
  • Promotes community cohesion and the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Our HART ethos underpins the values that we look to instil in our students.

Curriculum Vision

We want every pupil to leave The Hart School with excellent exam results; that is why we offer an exciting and varied curriculum.  We know that every learner can be successful if we find the way to tap into their interests with an imaginative approach to teaching, and we believe that every child deserves to choose from a wide range of subjects.

Our curriculum is rooted in the National Curriculum and therefore gives pupils knowledge and skills needed in order to take advantage of opportunities in later life. Our curriculum remains as broad as possible for as long as possible.  A wide mix of vocational and academic options in KS4 give pupils choice and is linked to local opportunity and pursuing academic excellence.

If you wish to discuss the curriculum, please contact Vice Principal – Curriculum and Standards