We know that knowledge is power and that education has the power to transform lives. That is why we are uncompromising in our delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum that is firmly supported by the two pillars of our school moto Caritas & Veritas.

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English Maths Science History Geography Spanish French
Art Music PE Dance Technology Dance Drama
IT / Computing Child Development Food Technology Engineering
Health & Social Hospitality & Catering Business Studies Religious Ed

Firm foundation = Pedagogy

"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education" - Martin Luther King

Our learning aim is the pursuit of truth through the study of powerful knowledge that all of our students, irrespective of starting point, have full access to. The curriculum builds on knowledge learnt in primary school and is based on key knowledge outlined in the National Curriculum. Our curriculum is sequenced to ensure students master essential knowledge for GCSE and beyond.

Combined with powerful knowledge, at the heart of our curriculum intent is the personal development of all of our students to inspire them to become the best version of themselves, so that they can make a positive contribution to society.

What is it like to learn at Hartford Church of England High School?

Students follow an ambitious, broad and balanced, three-year Key Stage 3. For the majority of their time at the School (Year 7-9) students study: English; Maths; Science; a Modern Foreign Language; Geography; History; Religious Studies; Design and Technology; Computing; Art; Music; Drama; Physical Education and Caritas & Veritas. During Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11) students have the opportunity to follow their passions and elect for the subjects they enjoy and achieve most in. At the heart of our Key Stage 4 curriculum is the English Baccalaureate suite of subjects (English, Maths, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and either Geography or History), which is also enhanced by a wide range of vocational/other courses to suit all learners’ ambitions and choices. This breadth of subjects enables students to have as many opportunities as possible open to them when they move onto the next phase of their education.

Teachers are supported and challenged to deliver clear, engaging, enjoyable, challenging and inspiring lessons. These are planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been learnt before. Core concepts and knowledge are regularly retrieved embedding knowledge into students’ long-term memory. Students’ understanding is checked effectively so teachers identify and correct misunderstandings, enabling students to understand how to progress further.

Hartford Church of England High School is a safe and calm, inclusive and positive community and workplace. All students have the opportunity to follow the full, broad, balanced and ambitious, curriculum and any barriers to learning, perceived or otherwise, are identified, addressed, reviewed and monitored by teachers, with the support of the SEND department. Intervention and support are provided to ensure that the curriculum is accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs.

Students enjoy and achieve during their time at the School. They leave as rounded individuals, fit for the world and ready to make a positive contribution to it.