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Curriculum Overview

Hollinwood Academy’s curriculum gives pupils access to creative learning opportunities tailored to their individual needs. Together with our partners we work to continue to be at the forefront of successful, innovative curriculum design with overall breadth and balance which provides the young people with their full entitlement and removes barriers to learning.

As a result, the young people benefit from excellent opportunities in all aspects of our curriculum to achieve and improve their skills (including social), knowledge, understanding, well-being and physical development.

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum at an appropriate and challenging level. This supports young people in developing a core foundation of knowledge and skills that will prepare them for further study, training and employment. We support young people to attain the highest level of recognised qualifications appropriate to them.

We have a core curriculum offer which is individualised according to need and all pupils access an appropriately personalised National Curriculum which is underpinned at all key stages with independent living skills. The core curriculum is taught in groups according to age and ability as far as possible. Booster groups are identified to assist more able pupils to achieve their full potential.

For more information on our curriculum please contact Mrs L Needham lneedham@newbridgegroup.org

We work in partnership with families to make curriculum choice a reality, delivering specialist personalised learning that builds on individual strengths and needs. It is absolutely driven by a commitment to developing an outstanding provision with a focus on high expectations, supporting pupils to achieve and aspire to succeed.

Our ethos, aims and curriculum are driven by transitional pathways leading to fulfilling, contributory and worthwhile opportunities for all pupils as they progress into adulthood. Pathways and progression include striving for academic success across the curriculum in order to achieve the range of life-skills and relevant academic qualifications necessary to fulfil each individual’s potential. Learning pathways include a relevant focus on life-skills, vocational skills and academic studies.

Hollinwood Academy’s Curriculum is linked to destinations. We base our destination focused school offer on helping our students achieve the following outcomes:

Being Involved

Having the aptitude and skills to stay within the local area/community.  This will inevitably be supported by named adults who will make decisions in the best interest of the young person.


Taking Part

Having the aptitude and skills to stay within the local area/community, accessing “safe” environments that are chosen for them.

Taking Control

Having the aptitude and skills to stay within the local area/community, where they are supported by named adults, but make independent decisions about their choices.


Playing a Part in my Community

Accessing day provision, with support, to have the skills to independently live within a home setting, with support access community clubs etc.

Volunteering in my Community

Maybe living with family or with support in the community, accessing community placements, with support, and volunteering in local businesses etc.

Working in my Community

Living in semi supported living, living away from home, occasional paid work (bank etc.), volunteering, accessing community facilities.  



Being Independent

Living independently, paid employment 16+ hours or more, University, HE.