In keeping with all aspects of our work, our curriculum is driven by our core values:

Comprehensive Ideals - an admission code that offers access to children from the school community regardless of background and fosters an inclusive atmosphere where students have an entitlement to a first class education and universally experience equality of opportunity.

Excellence - sign up to achieving the highest standards in all that we do.

Personal development - adoption of a broad 'humanising' curriculum in which young people become confident and rounded learners, gain high self-esteem, and develop a rich understanding of themselves and empathy in relation to others.

A culture of achievement - an unshakeable recognition that this shapes our core purpose and is celebrated, valued and inclusive.

Lifelong Learning - an understanding of our responsibility to transition to and beyond our school, that learning initially is to be inspired but become a lifelong and is best accomplished in partnership through the professional development of individuals and teams and in collaboration with others.


In Spen Valley High School, our curriculum will:

Strengthen the development of skills and knowledge of our students which prepares them to meet our high expectations on accredited courses and satisfies their future economic needs

Partner our students and provide opportunities for them to participate in a broad range of educational experiences on and beyond our school campus and in all areas of the National Curriculum

Engage our students such that they are appreciative of the values and traditions of a range of different cultures and so they become responsible citizens

Nurture our students so we are able to ensure their safety and support their personal development and welfare such that they are self-confident and are able to live a healthy and balanced life

For KS3 and KS4 2018-2019 Curriculum please click here