Loxford is all about achieving. Our curriculum is designed to provide all students with the opportunity to make progress and attain their very best. Students begin this journey in our Reception and Primary phase. The curriculum for these phases can be found by using the following link -
Our Secondary Phase curriculum has a traditional framework, with a particular emphasis on preparing for success in the twenty-first century. Loxford students experience a balance of the traditional core subjects of English, Maths and Science alongside a range of other subjects through to subjects which support student achievement such as Learning to Learn. We have introduced an innovative curriculum which allows our students to smash their year group’s learning barriers and take examinations when they are able to. The ‘Stage not Age’ curriculum has been piloted in subjects a varied as Mathematics and Religious Studies and it’s proved to be effective, both in motivating children and meeting their needs more effectively.All students follow the National Curriculum and all are expected to take GCSEs in those subjects as well as a wide choice of optional courses made at the end of Year 9. In the Sixth Form this breadth and depth of curriculum provision is extended further through a wide range of opportunities in courses from level 1 to A2.
As a school we gained an excellent reputation for our specialist status as a Technology College, Language College and a Training School. Our students still benefit from the expertise we have within these subject areas. However that doesn’t mean we value just those subjects - we understand the need for excellence in all subjects, and we also recognise the vast range of opportunities in many aspects of technology, the arts and business - using our students’ strengths of communication, problem-solving and team-work.
So through our curriculum we seek to create a balance, but we do not accept that there are any areas of study that are unsuitable for our students from artist to politician; engineer to zoologist, all students are encouraged to achieve to their highest potential. This is borne out in our excellent contextual value added figures. These show the progress our students make from year 7 to year 11 and beyond as outstanding.
A key part of our aim, therefore, is to prepare for a changing world. At Loxford we recognise the need for a real grasp of the advantages and disadvantages of future technologies - how to be a discerning user of the tools that are available, as well as those that we can only begin to imagine at this point in time! Our new building is enabling us to realise some of those dreams.
There is, however, far more to education than what goes on in the formal classroom. To this end, a part of our student’s time at this school is given over to activities outside the classroom. These can vary from our Year 8 Ambassador program, reading with our
primary phase students before school through to individual enrichment activities such as music, drama, sports, and a wealth of other interests and activities including lunch-time and after-school clubs. We recognise that patterns for a healthy lifestyle are set in these formative adolescent years and we are proud of the fact that there really is something for everyone.
Across all year groups, there are countless trips and visits which take place in the UK and beyond, there are history trips to Belgium, language visits to France, study visits to New York, residential visits for Science, theatre visits, and the list goes on and on. In other words there is an extensive programme of educational and recreational activity - all designed to contribute to the overall education of our students.