Our Vision – Inspired to learn, supported to succeed

An Innovative Curriculum

Ringwood School Curriculum Intent

We design our curriculum so that it:

  1. Fulfils our moral obligation to build a more equal society and develop students who positively contribute
  • …….by empowering young people through the acquisition of knowledge and the encouragement of their own social and moral responsibility and engagement.
  • …….by ensuring that the curriculum takes every advantage of the School’s local context and community and teaches about the sustainability of the environment.
  1. Prepares our students to get fully involved and to be successful in their futures
  • … engendering open, respectful, diverse, curious and critical thinkers who can deploy their knowledge and skillset proficiently and make links across their learning (both in and beyond the classroom).
  • …….by introducing and embracing challenge positively and developing lifelong resilience.
  1. Creates opportunities both in and beyond the classroom for students to develop a passion and flourish
  • … promoting excellence alongside instilling and rewarding a desire to be scholarly.

Diversity and richness of personal, creative and social opportunities

We place our students at the centre of all that we do, shaping a curriculum to suit their interests, abilities and aspirations, as well as preparing them to compete in the most demanding walks of life.

Our curriculum is characterised by:

Relevance: learning experiences that are important or engaging to students; that enable them to make sense of the world around them.

Continuity and coherence: units of work that build on those that have preceded them and prepare students for those that are to follow so that progress can be both rapid and secure.

Breadth: a curriculum that encompasses a wide range of skills and subjects.

Balance: student timetables that give appropriate time for courses to be successfully delivered.

Differentiation: programmes of study that are tailored to meet the needs of different groups of students; supporting & challenging those who join us with low levels of attainment to catch up; providing opportunities for more able students to examine subjects in greater depth & complexity.

Enrichment: memorable experiences within and beyond the classroom that bring learning to life and life to learning.

Rigour: the curriculum will lead to qualifications that have value and worth in the eyes of colleges, universities and employers.

Literacy and numeracy: a cross-curricular focus on the skills that underpin all learning.

Year 7 Curriculum Maps 2021-22

Year 8 Curriculum Maps 2021-22

Year 9 Curriculum Maps 2021-22

Year 10 Curriculum Maps 2021-22

Our own aspiration is therefore that no student should leave our school without knowing what their qualities and abilities are, without having achieved something worthwhile with them while they are with us and without a clear pathway to show them how they can further develop them when they leave us so that they can achieve something significant with their lives.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us.


Telephone: 01425 475000