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Secondary Curriculum

Throughout the Secondary stage, our learners are split into two discrete class types:

  • Nurture
  • Main Body

Within these classes, students follow Schemes of Work (external or Hollinwood’s own) and work along a Progression Map which is tailored to the needs, learning styles and outcomes for the individual. 

A range of subjects are taught across all the class types, with the Intent, Implementation and Impact altered and applied accordingly.

It is our aim to offer a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepares students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adulthood.  Our KS3 offer provides more than just the subjects of the National curriculum. We focus on holistic development, the promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing as well as providing academic opportunity. Our curriculum is built around the Code of Conduct’s four areas of SEND: 

  1. communication and interaction 
    2. cognition and learning 
    3. social, mental and emotional health 
    4. sensory and/or physical. 

Key Stage 3

KS3 timetable includes the following subjects: 

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • MFL
  • Humanities
  • ICT
  • Food Technology
  • PE
  • Outdoor Education
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Preparation for Adulthood
  • RSE 

In addition to the above, personalised interventions are scheduled for students who require more intense and focused support.  This may be in the form of a group or on a one to one basis.

Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. We teach appropriate qualifications at levels suitable for our learners.  This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. 

Key Stage 4

The focus within Key Stage 4 is to continue to develop the social and emotional, communication and independence skills of our young people alongside an academic and/or vocational curriculum.  

Key stage 4 offers the following core subjects: 

  • English 
  • Maths 
  • Science 
  • ICT 
  • MFL 
  • History
  • RSE 
  • PE  
    and the following options are chosen by students. 
  • Art 
  • DofE 
  • Food 



Hollinwood Academy
Roman Road

School Hours

Mon – Fri:
08:45 – 15:00

Breakfast Club runs Mon – Fri:
08:00 – 08:45

After School Clubs run Mon – Thurs:
15:00 – 16:45

Compulsory TIme Open: 31.25 hours

Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

0161 883 2404