Our Vision:

Where every member of our extended family realises their God-given potential, inspired by John 10:10. Jesus said “I have come so you may have life in all its fullness.”
- John 10:10

Curriculum Statement

Since 2016 we have designed and implemented a curriculum that aims to provide the best learning opportunities and outcomes for all our students. This has resulted in GCSE examination performances that have been in line with the national average for all secondary schools.

Our Academy has higher than national average proportions of SEND students, lower than national average prior attainment at Key Stage 2 and one of the highest levels of social economic disadvantage in Gloucestershire (30% of students receive Pupil Premium funding).

Given the level of contextual challenge, All Saints’ Academy is placed in the top 20% of schools nationally in The Fairer Secondary School League Table. We have consistently been one of the best GCSE performing state secondary schools in Cheltenham.

Our Curriculum 2020 intent and implementation has been evaluated to place greater emphasis on adaptive teaching to provide support and stimulating stretch and challenge for all. We have refined our assessment practice to ensure maximum learning impact and we are enhancing all areas with enrichment opportunities to apply learning and build cultural capital.

Our Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum has been designed to ensure that all students can:
• develop personally, socially, morally, spiritually and culturally;
• excel academically;
• receive the most aspirational careers information, advice, guidance, and experiences to help them achieve and have Life in all its fullness.

Inclusivity is at the heart of our curriculum, enabling us to meet the specific learning needs of all our students. This is deliberately planned into all learning stages with a rich knowledge and skills base for all. A flexible and adaptable approach to teaching and supporting each student ensures success.

As a Christian Academy, we teach, demonstrate and celebrate our core Christian values of: Love, Peace, Respect, Reconciliation, Service and Justice explicitly every day. Alongside these, we recognise the importance of the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance. These are taught throughout the subject curriculum. Additionally, all our students participate in and lead daily extended worship, weekly assemblies and PSHE lessons (Life Programme). Our careers information, advice and guidance programme is structured to meet the Gatsby benchmarks, ensuring there is thorough support for students at each stage of their learning.

We regularly review our curricula to ensure that we can best prepare our students to capitalise on future learning and employment opportunities, as well as responding to the direction set by national leaders in education. Our teachers explore opportunities to enrich the curriculum with activities, both in and out of the Academy, providing students with the opportunity to develop the cultural capital, which they may not be able access within the family home. We have forged effective partnerships with Cheltenham College, the Cheltenham Educational Partnership and other organisations to facilitate this for the benefit of our students and staff.

Our curriculum has been personalised in response to the local career and training opportunities in areas such as the Cyber sector (relating to GCHQ and The Golden Valley Development). Additionally, we have placed sustainability and the environment at the heart of our curriculum as we seek to educate our students to act locally, nationally and globally so that they can impact on the awareness of future climate change for all to have Life in all its fullness on God’s earth.

Curriculum Policy

Academy Life