Our Curriculum

At TFS, we are committed to providing a rigorous, academic, knowledge-based curriculum, with a core focus on ensuring excellent provision in EBACC subjects whilst providing a rich creative and vocational provision to help all pupils achieve. This will empower all of our pupils to gain success in any field and will play an instrumental role in closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils.

We know that a pupil’s ability to read will have a significant impact on how rapidly they are able to gain knowledge and make progress across the curriculum so we place reading at the heart of our school. Our curriculum provides regular opportunities for disciplinary reading and our coaches start the school day reading with pupils as part of our Turner Reads programme to foster a love of reading and to create a community of avid readers. In addition, our rigorous intervention programmes ensure that every pupil is reading at or above their chronological age as soon as possible after they join TFS.


At TFS, our curriculum will:

  • Promote reading as the foundation for education and life success

  • Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils, with a key focus on the EBACC subjects

  • Enable pupils to develop powerful knowledge on which they build their understanding, creativity and enquiry.

  • Promote a positive and proactive attitude towards learning

  • Develop in pupils consistent learning habits of preparation and hard work, taking a care to equip them for further education and employment

  • Ensure equal access to learning, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support

  • Support pupils’ cultural literacy

  • Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

  • Support pupils’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active.

Click on the links below to discover our full curriculum plan in each of our subjects.

Click on our subject overviews below to read more about what your child will study when they join us.