bringing out the best in boys


Students are central to everything we do at Wellacre. We believe that quality first teaching and a challenging curriculum are central to helping our students thrive. We take a great deal of pride in a curriculum which is ambitious for all, thoughtfully designed and skilfully implemented by committed teaching staff. 

Whilst all students follow the same curriculum, teachers and support staff provide the scaffolding to ensure that all students achieve well. 

A broad range of subjects are included in the KS3 curriculum including, Maths, English, Science, RESPECT, Physical Education, French, Computing, History, Geography, Religion and World Views Education, Food, Technology, Art, Drama and Music. 

Midway through Year 9 students have the opportunity to select the subjects they would like to take further into Year 10 and 11. At KS4 we offer a wide range of courses allowing students to follow the route most appropriate to their needs, interests and future career path.

In Year 10 and 11 all students follow a core curriculum of GCSE Maths, GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Combined Science or Triple Science, RESPECT (incorporating Religion and World Views) and core PE, alongside three option subjects.  The option subjects currently are GCSE French, GCSE Triple Science, GCSE Geography, GCSE History, GCSE Religious Studies, GCSE Computer Science, OCR National in Creative I-media, Level 2 Constructing the Built Environment, GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition, BTEC First Award in Sport, BTEC Music and GCSE Fine Art. 

From September 2023, MFL will be taken by significant numbers of students with EBacc entry increasing to 45% for Summer 2025. The number of option subjects will increase to four as a result. 

Wellacre's Curriculum Intent

Wellacre provides a curriculum that:

  • Is broad, balanced and ambitious for all students.
  • Embodies high expectations and inspires scholarship in students.
  • Is inclusive and supports students in overcoming barriers to learning.
  • Fosters students' curiosity and enables them to make meaningful links between subjects. 
  • Ensures all students develop essential skills in numeracy and literacy.
  • Promotes students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • Celebrates diversity and promotes equity and inclusion for all. 
  • Promotes community cohesion and the fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty,  mutual respect and tolerance.
  • Fosters a strength of character and resilience that will help students overcome challenges, make positive life choices and develop habits which support their mental wellbeing. 
  • Ensures that all students are able to thrive at school and into adulthood. 
  • Ensures that all students are safe, aware of risks and understand how to manage them. 

Please contact Mr J Shiner, Assistant Principal, via admin(at) if you would like to find out more about the curriculum at Wellacre. 

The accessibility plan which sets out how we will widen participation for disabled pupils in the school's curriculum can be found in the policies section of the website. 

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