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We believe that Bishopshalt School is above all else a place for learning and our aim in the classroom is for all students to reach their full potential.  This can only be achieved in a school where there are high expectations both in terms of behaviour and standards of work.

At the heart of our curriculum is a strong emphasis on learning and teaching.  We want our students to be involved, inspired and curious about the world around them.  Our broad and balanced curriculum offers both traditional academic subjects and a range of applied learning courses so that all our studens are able to access learning and learning experiences.  A range of different learning and teaching styles is promoted and we are committed to creativitiy and innovation in order to bring the curriculum to life.

Our Specialist Status in Music and the Performing Arts further supports and enhances the curriculum.

"Teachers' subject knowledge is good, and lessons are well planned, containing a range of activities to engage and interest students"  quote from Ofsted

"My son has thoroughly enjoyed all of his GCSEs at Bishopshalt and I am proud of what he has achieved with the support of his teachers.  Thank you!" quote from a Parent of a child in Year 11.

Please choose the 'Subjects' option on the right-hand menu for a broad overview of how the course is taught at each Key Stage, where relevant, along with GCSE and A level exam board information and course content.

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development

The promotion of SMSC development at Bishopshalt is planned as themes through lessons.  It includes our teaching of students’ roles in their school, local, national and global societies, their understanding of right and wrong, our development of their joy in their learning, and the development of their understanding of culture in its widest sense.  The work is audited and participation is monitored to ensure that all students benefit from these opportunities. Consequently the students’ personal development is impressive and the school is a cohesive community.  In surveys students describe community spirit as outstanding, they say that they feel safe at school and they enjoy it.

Promoting British Values at Bishopshalt

At Bishopshalt we embrace our wider role in preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum.  Part of our role in that preparation is ensuring that we promote and reinforce British values to our students.  The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and considered them to be democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.  At Bishopshalt these values are reinforced in an explicit manner, are woven through our curriculum and permeate the school community.  


For full details per subject (click here)

Policy Documents including British Values, The Prevent Strategy etc (click here)