Curriculum intent

At Greenford High School, we believe that the curriculum should enable all young people to become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Confident young people who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
  • Aspirant individuals who are committed to life learning at university, through apprenticeships and throughout their careers

The Curriculum provision at Greenford High School is broad, balanced and fully inclusive. There is an emphasis on promoting strength and success in traditional academic subjects, but this is balanced with a desire to foster variety and personalisation in our provision. The Curriculum is constantly reviewed and developed to not only meet the needs and strengths of our students, but to provide rich opportunities for them to develop a range of skills and enjoy memorable experiences.

"The curriculum is outstanding... pathways cater extremely well for the needs of all students of different abilities and aspirations... Early entry for the more able students at GCSE is used effectively... They are well prepared for their future life after school with good provision for literacy and numeracy, and excellent access to information and communication technology (ICT)."


Throughout our curriculum we have strength in the core. A larger than normal share of curriculum time is allocated to English and Maths throughout Key Stage 3 and 4 to recognise the importance of success and progress in these key subjects. There is a real breadth of courses and range of levels across the curriculum, addressing the needs of all groups of students; a very strong traditional academic offer balanced with specific vocational and alternative courses.

Key Stage 3 is two years (Years 7 & 8) with Key Stage 4 three years (Years 9, 10 & 11). Key Stage 5 is two years (Years 12 & 13).

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 the school offers a broad and balanced curriculum, with students studying a core EBacc offer of  Maths, English, Science, Languages, Geography, History and Computer Science alongside PE, Music, Design & Technology, Art, Drama, RE and PSHE.

There is extensive provision and, where needed, intervention through years 7 & 8 for the development of core numeracy and literacy skills, particularly in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Pupils are set according to ability in Maths, English, Science, Languages and Humanities from Year 7, providing opportunity to target support for less able students and ensure stretch and challenge for the more able. Maths and English have additional staffing resources allocated at KS3 to allow for smaller classes.