Curriculum Statement 2023 - 2024

At Brookside Academy, we offer a broad curriculum, which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever starting points, as they progress through each stage of their education. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and other experiences and opportunites which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school. The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.

At the heart of our curriculum is a secure and firm foundation in English and Mathematics and this underpins our high expectations in all other subjects. We place great value on developing the 'whole child', consequently we utilise a subject-based  approach to teaching and learning. Each year group studies discrete subject areas, building on previous years' learning to ensure there is cohesion and consistency across the academy. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and their understanding of the core values of our society are woven through the curriculum. At the heart of our school are the main rules:

Be Kind   ~   Be Safe   ~   Be Responsible

To find out more about each subject, please click on the links below...

What our pupils say...

"When we had our French culture afternoon it was great trying French food and experiencing their culture.
The food was really enjoyable."
Jack (year 5)
"We made our own digestive system - it was gross but so fun!"
Lilly (year 4)

What our parents say...

"The support system is awesome. They did everything they could when my son started, who suffers from anxiety and worries a lot. A truly fantastic school, who have exceeded all expectations I had. After having a poor experience with another school, it was a very refreshing experience. The staff are a credit to this school."
"My children really enjoy enrichment after school. It is great to see the new free clubs.
Chess and dance club were particularly popular."