Curriculum Intent 2021/2022

Archbishop Blanch School’s curriculum is planned and sequenced to promote lifelong learning. The curriculum reflects the school’s local context, developing confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. Our curriculum is designed to offer students a broad experience, sequenced in such a way that it provides students with the greatest opportunity to be resilient and successful in their learning.

At the heart of our curriculum provision is the promotion of the school’s Christian values and our commitment to the Church of England’s vision for education, which supports:

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.

Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.

Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.

Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.

Our key curriculum principles:

  • Stretch and challenge over 7 years which accelerates student progress.
  • A sequenced and well planned curriculum which focuses, at first, on breadth before depth, promoting new knowledge and skills.
  • A strong academic core of subjects. Additional time is given to English and Mathematics to ensure that students have the essential skills needed for life, allowing them to access the full curriculum.
  • A curriculum that has an appropriate coverage, content, structure and sequencing that has been implemented effectively through careful planning and consideration.
  • Targeted support and additional challenge to ensure all students make at least national rates of progress.
  • To embed CEIAG opportunities, in all subject areas, in order to create high aspirations.
  • Promotion of an extended schools programme that offers additional opportunities in sport, performance, art and catch-up classes.
  • To support the transition of students from primary to secondary school.

A Caring Christian Environment

"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.

Ethos and Expectations


Academic Excellence

We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.

Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.

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Christian Ethos and Vision

The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.

The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.

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Sixth Form

Sixth Form for the future

Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:

Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results. 

Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area

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