Learning is at the heart of St Edward’s and we hope to promote a love of learning within our pupils so understanding how that can be achieved for each individual pupil is something that we aspire to. Our ultimate goal is to help pupils become better learners and prepare them for life in the challenging world of the 21st century. There is need for enthusiastic, reflective, independent and respectful young people and we aim to build these qualities into our curriculum as an integral part of our commitment to providing the best possible opportunities for our pupils.

St Edward’s provides subject-based teaching at both Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6) and Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8). We aim to provide subject specialists who are well qualified and up-to-date with all aspects of their subject teaching.

Pupils study the National Curriculum, in Years 5 - 8. In all years pupils study English; Maths; Religious Education; Science; Computing; Geography; History; French; Physical Education; Computing; Music; Creative Studies (Food, DT and Art) . In some subjects, pupils are taught in mixed ability classes and in others, such as English and Maths they are taught in ability groups with additional teachers for Maths and English to ensure that pupil ratios are the best for promoting learning.

In Year 8,  pupils undertake the Arch Bishop of York Young Leaders Scheme. More information on this course can be found here.


ICT is used extensively to enhance learning across the Academy.

British Values are also a fundamental and integral part of our curriculum.

The school has excellent sports facilities and we aim to offer as wide a variety of PE activities as possible as evidenced by the many teams that are visible in our PE corridor.

We also offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities and educational visits to enhance the learning experiences of our pupils.

To see an overview of assessments that take place for each year group, please click on the Adobe pdf documents on the right of the page.

To view subject specific areas of the curriculum please click on the links on the right or on the drop down menu above.

Link to the National Curriculum

Our curriculum at all levels is built on a foundation of inclusivity and equality and aims to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Education Needs and Disability Regualtions 2014. We aim to make all of our curriculum accessible and enjoyable for all.

If you would like to recieve more information on our curriculum please contact the Academy using the details on the contact page.