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The curriculum at St Gregory’s has evolved in response to the needs of students, but we are proud that it has never wavered from our ethos and mission. We hold Religious Education at our core and all students are prepared for GCSE examinations in RE. We have always believed in providing a broad and balanced curriculum, with academic rigour at the fore.

Our specialisms are performing arts and science and this is reflected in our curriculum provision. All students study dance, drama and music at Key Stage 3. This not only enhances the cultural life of the school, but builds the confidence of all students in public speaking and performance. The school productions are stunning and involve large numbers of students throughout the school.

All students study English, mathematics, science, at least one humanities based subject and a language to GCSE. Options subjects offer the students the opportunity to pursue wider curriculum areas, such as the performing arts. This combination of subjects provides students with the opportunity to study for the coveted English Baccalaureate, a standard that recognises that students have achieved key passes in rigorous GCSEs across a core of selected academic subjects.

Above all, we are committed to developing a culture of ‘personalising learning’ based on excellent teaching and learning, top quality advice and guidance and individual mentoring for those who need additional support. Our students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is integral to the education we provide. Therefore our curriculum, our weekly assemblies and our regular house days, all have a strong focus on students’ personal development and well being.