Our curriculum defines the purpose of our school and the journey we want our students to take. Our curriculum intent reflects our mission – we want every child to leave us at the age of 18 with the determination never to accept second best in their life and a true sense of God’s love and self-worth which will enable them to stand up for themselves and for a purpose greater than themselves; the values and virtues to fulfill their ‘definite purpose’ and true God given vocation; and, qualifications, skills and attributes to secure a place at a world leading university or a prestigious apprenticeship.

Our aim is to provide all our students with a stimulating, rich and broad curriculum, which is accessible for all, challenges academic ability, empowers independence and creativity and promotes spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical and social health and well-being. We believe our curriculum makes a difference to who our students are, and who they will become. It fosters in our students a sense of character founded in the principles celebrated by our HEART values. It creates a culture that unites the school community around these shared values, ensuring that ‘Heart Speaks to Heart’. These values guide us on the right path towards our ‘definite purpose’, and ensure that our students are challenged to grow, to serve and to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Our curriculum:

  • Develops students so they build up their knowledge over time, within and between subject areas, which becomes more complex as students develop through the curriculum.
  • Provides opportunities for students to develop a wide range of skills that enable them to use their developing knowledge with confidence.
  • Provides opportunities for a range of enriching experiences, building cultural capital and instilling a love of learning.
  • Values creativity which encourages individuality and diverse thinking.
  • Shows our commitment to social justice by being underpinned by powerful knowledge and deep learning, which strives to combat barriers that could limit the potential of our students.
  • Ensures students are supported in building strong literacy, numeracy and oral skills which support learning and develop confidence.
  • Promotes the importance of learning languages, the study of which enables our students to appreciate culture and diversity in our society.
  • Encourages a strong and informed sense of social and moral responsibility, ensuring that all students are valued and respected as individuals.
  • Is relevant to our students and our community, and prepares students for the opportunities that exist globally, nationally and locally, and the responsibilities for the next stages of their life.
  • Is complemented by a clear careers program to enable students to develop a personal vision relating to their next steps, so that they may be helped to fulfill their definite purpose.
  • Nurtures students to be responsible, safe and healthy citizens in the real and digital world.

We intend a JHNCC student to have a memorable experience in and outside of the classroom through providing outstanding teaching and enrichment opportunities, many of which can be accessed via the following links:

Extra Curricular Timetable