• To embed the IB profile throughout the curriculum from 2017 as an IB World School.
  • To ensure all students are fully prepared for the next stage of education.
  • To improve progress measures across all subjects but particularly core.
  • To achieve greater proportion of higher grades to allow more students to study IB at 6th Form.
  • To ensure a wide range of study with meaningful onward routes.


Progression from Year 7 to Year 12

  • The IB learner profile enables the curriculum to embed the values and ethos of the school.
  • A transition group in Year 7 supports those in our SRP (ASD) but is structured to allow movement throughout the year into the mainstream.
  • KS3 is banded with a particular focus on progress of high ability students and support of students with SEN.
  • KS3 is broad and balanced; as a school we are passionate about ensuring KS3 students study creative, technology and computing based subjects.
  • KS4 options offer a range of opportunities – we offer an EBACC choice but until this gives students the opportunity to achieve as they should this will be a very small number.
  • Vocational subjects are offered at KS4 but offer a pathway into KS5 vocational subjects and the IBCP.
  • Other vocational subjects (Hair & Beauty) may be offered to a small number of KS4 students – these are not recognised in the performance tables but are used as a motivational tool to ensure these students perform well across the board.
  • We access off site alternative curriculum at present through the MMAP but we are exploring other alternatives.


Opportunities for PPG beyond the classroom

  • Subsidised trips
  • Counselling service
  • PPG students in Year 11 assigned a mentor
  • Music


Opportunities for most able

  • Triple Science curriculum
  • All KS4 high attainers mentored by SLT
  • Revision courses in holidays for 9/8/7 students

The Holmesdale School
The Holmesdale School
Malling Road, Snodland, Kent ME6 5HS
Tel: 01634 240416 Fax: 01634 244041

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