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Curriculum Statement

  • Horbury Academy is committed to enabling all its students to enjoy and to become independent learners.  We aim to ensure that all students reach or exceed their potential through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • The Academy follows a one week timetable of thirty periods.  25 of these are one hour in length with the remaining 5 being a 30 minute first lesson of the day with a student's form tutor where PSCHE and the PiXL Edge programme are delivered.
  • We aim to make learning an exciting and interesting experience for all our students.  At Horbury Academy we offer a stimulating and varied curriculum designed to be broad and balanced and in line with statutory requirements but also providing wide ranging opportunities for personalising individual students’ learning programmes at both KS3 and KS4.

At the heart of our curriculum is the promotion of British Values of tolerance of other faiths, democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect. Further information about this is detailed on each subject page.

 Key Stage 3:

Horbury Academy operates a two year Key Stage 3. In Years 7 and 8 all students study English, maths, a modern foreign language, science, history, geography, RE, PE, art, design and technology, drama and music. We believe that this broad and balanced curriculum allows students to fully develop their literacy and numeracy skills as well as developing their inquiring and creative minds. Students’ Personal, Social and Citizenship skills are developed through PSCHE lessons.

Key Stage 4:

Our KS4 curriculum model is designed to enable students to specialise in their chosen GCSE subjects and to stand the best chance of success in their EBacc subjects whilst still giving the flexibility to study other option subjects. Students follow a core curriculum of English Language and Literature, maths, Combined Science or Separate Sciences and PE. Students then study two further EBacc subjects from French, Spanish, history or geography and two further option subjects.


  Number of periods per week
  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
English 4 4 5 4 5
Maths 4 4 4 4 5
Science 3 3 4 5 5
PE 2 2 3 1 1
Technology 1 1      
Geography 2 2    
History 2 2    
MFL 2 2    
Art 1 1      
Drama 1 1      
Music 1 1      
ICT 1 1      
RE 1 1    
Option 1     3 2
Option 2     3 2 2
Option 3     3 4 2
Option 4     3 2
Form Learning Time - PSCHE and Literacy 5 5 5 5 5
Total periods 30 30 30 30 30