Our Curriculum Impact

Our aim, through our curriculum is to develop young people:

  • who are not disadvantaged by the social context in which they live
  • who have the literacy and numeracy skills needed to succeed at school and beyond
  • who have the confidence, resilience and knowledge to stay mentally healthy
  • who feel included in their community with an active desire to contribute politically, socially, culturally, environmentally and economically
  • who have high expectations of self and an ambitious vision for their future
  • who have a work ethic that results in them achieving, and exceeding, their academic potential
  • who are respectful, tolerant and empathetic towards the values and beliefs of others
  • who are happy and have a desire to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle
  • who have a range of transferrable skills to succeed in learning, life and work including: creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and willingness to challenged accepted norms
  • who are capable of making informed decisions and are aware of their rights and responsibilities

As a result of the improved quality of education experienced by pupils in the academy there has been a rise in performance in national exams, with pupils making more progress than in any of the other local secondary schools for the last three years.

Although pupil year groups come to us significantly below the national averages for reading and mathematics, the number of pupils achieving a grade 4 pass or above in both English and maths has improved to 61%, with 36% achieving a grade 5 or above.

In 2018 the progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils was -0.06, with a score of 0.07 for all pupils. Disadvantaged pupils at De Warenne made better progress than “other” pupils in Doncaster.

In 2018 only two pupils (2%) did not progress to further education employment or training compared to 2.8% nationally.