Our Curriculum: 

  • Meets the needs of children with a wide range of aptitudes and abilities
  • Is broad and balanced and aligned to the National Curriculum
  • Includes an emphasis on personal development through Grafham’s ARCHES values
  • Includes methods and approaches that meet the needs of each individual child
  • Supports the outcomes described in each child’s Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Our curriculum model aims to: 

  • Maximise each pupil’s engagement
  • Support outstanding progress across all areas of learning
  • Provide motivating and relevant learning opportunities and developmental activities
  • Adopt a personalised approach that allows staff to plan in response to a pupil’s individual needs and interests and take into account their barriers to learning
  • Lay the foundations for pupils to have a meaningful and independent adult life, so that they are well-placed to make a positive contribution to life beyond school
  • Base learning opportunities on real-life experiences in engaging, innovative, and stimulating and inspiring ways
  • Promote pupils to engage, participate and try hard
  • Provide pupils with the foundations for learning so that they can achieve and progress at their own pace

Early reading and literacy

At Grafham Grange School we understand the importance of leaving school with a strong and confident reading ability. Pupil’s reading abilities (de-coding and comprehension) are assessed annually and where necessary receive targeted interventions to close gaps and build confidence. Grafham Grange School use a reading scheme called The Reading Thing which develops reading skills and phonics in a fun, age-appropriate way.

Accredited pathways available in Key Stage 4

Pupils can access a range of courses that meet their individual needs and levels of attainment. These include Entry level, Functional Skills and GCSE examinations. There is a strong focus on Maths, English and Science but pupils can also take accredited courses in art, design and technology, IT, Food Technology, History, Geography and PE.


For further information regarding the curriculum at Grafham Grange School, please contact John Reilly, (Executive Principal) j.reilly@grafham-grange.co.uk or Sadie Cawood (Deputy Principal) s.cawood@grafham-grange.co.uk