Curriculum Overview

The curriculum at Atkinson House School is designed to provide all pupils with a broad, balanced education relevant to their needs both now and in the future. Whilst we are fully committed to the National Curriculum, indeed it is our pupil’s entitlement, it is this very curriculum that they have failed to cope with in mainstream schooling.

The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that each school plans for its pupils. The national curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum.

At Atkinson House School pupils receive their full National Curriculum subject coverage. They are taught; English, Maths, Science, Design Technology, Information Communication Technology, French, History, Geography, Art and Design, Physical Education, Religious Education and Personal Health Social Education which includes Citizenship.

Atkinson House School invests in the curriculum areas and is very flexible to the ever changing needs of our pupils. We currently offer Bush Craft and Beach Skills to Year 7 pupils as we look to develop their independence, confidence and group work skills. Across the physical education curriculum we have created many opportunities for pupils to access a wide range of activities; Archery, Climbing, Power Lifting Club, Gym/Weights, Boxercise, Cardio Work, Adventure Play as well as many other core areas.

Within the Food Technology lessons, we offer L2 Food Hygiene certificates, sugar craft skills as well as up to 200 different recipes over the key stages.