Our Curriculum

“Empowering minds, inspiring futures”

The curriculum at King's Leadership Phoenix Academy is designed to be a transformational journey customised to ensure the success of each pupil. It integrates academic excellence, character development and real-world relevance to provide the best education.

Curriculum Approach Statement

At King’s Leadership Phoenix Academy, our commitment to fostering holistic development is reflected in our broad and balanced curriculum, tailored to meet the diverse needs of each pupil. Rooted in the National Curriculum, our core lessons provide a robust foundation in essential subjects. However, what sets our curriculum apart is the integration of character education and additional unit awards, strategically designed to nurture not only academic proficiency but also intellectual habits, qualities of character, and leadership traits.

Key Features of Our Curriculum:

1.     National Curriculum Integration: Our curriculum aligns with the National Curriculum to ensure that pupils acquire a solid understanding of key subjects, meeting educational standards and preparing them for future academic challenges.

2.     Individualised Tailoring: Recognising the unique strengths and learning styles of each pupil, our curriculum is tailored to cater to diverse needs. This approach ensures that every learner can thrive and reach their full potential.

3.     Unit Awards for Comprehensive Growth: Beyond traditional academic metrics, our unit awards focus on nurturing a range of skills and qualities. These awards encompass not only cognitive abilities but also emphasise intellectual habits, character development, and leadership traits.

4.     Academic Skills Development: While adhering to core academic subjects, our curriculum places a strong emphasis on the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication skills. These competencies are essential for success in both academic and real-world contexts.

5.     Intellectual Habits Cultivation: Our ASPIRE curriculum aims to instil intellectual habits such as curiosity, creativity, and a lifelong love for learning. These habits go beyond memorisation, encouraging pupils to think independently and approach challenges with a growth mindset.

6.     Character Building: Qualities of character, including resilience, empathy, and integrity, are woven into the fabric of our curriculum. We believe that academic success should be accompanied by the development of strong character, preparing pupils for responsible citizenship and ethical decision-making.

7.     Leadership Traits Emphasis: Understanding the importance of leadership in various facets of life, our curriculum intentionally cultivates leadership traits. Pupils are encouraged to develop teamwork, communication, and decision-making skills, laying the foundation for future leadership roles.

The curriculum at King's Leadership Phoenix Academy goes beyond imparting knowledge; it serves as a dynamic platform for comprehensive growth. We are dedicated to nurturing well-rounded individuals equipped with the skills, habits, and qualities needed for success in a rapidly evolving world and for reintegration into mainstream school and further education and employment.

Our key curriculum aims:

  • To foster individual growth by creating personalised learning pathways that address their academic, social, and emotional needs.
  • To inspire lifelong learners by designing engaging and relevant lessons.
  • To cultivate resilient characters by integrating character development programs within the curriculum.
  • To connect education to the real world.
  • To promote inclusivity and diversity through an inclusive learning environment.
  • To cultivate technological proficiency
  • To instil leadership qualities
  • To support transitional success as they prepare for next steps.
  • To prioritise well-being
  • To encourage collaborative community engagement

These curriculum aims collectively contribute to the overarching goal of providing a transformative educational experience at King's Leadership Phoenix Academy, where pupils not only excel academically but also emerge as well-rounded individuals prepared for success in their future endeavours.


Implementing our transformative curriculum intent at King's Leadership Phoenix Academy involves a multi-faceted approach designed for success. We achieve this by:

1.     Personalised Learning Plans: Crafting individualised learning plans for each student, acknowledging their unique strengths, needs, and aspirations. This ensures that every student receives tailored support, fostering a sense of ownership and enthusiasm for learning.

2.     Engaging and Relevant Lesson Design: Developing lessons that captivate students' interest by integrating real-world examples, practical applications, and interactive activities. This approach creates a dynamic and engaging learning environment that resonates with their experiences.

3.     Comprehensive Wellbeing Programmes: Integrating well-being initiatives into the curriculum to address the holistic needs of our students. This includes counselling services, mindfulness practices, and activities promoting emotional resilience, fostering a positive and supportive school culture.

4.     Collaborative Community Partnerships: Establishing partnerships with local businesses, organisations, and community leaders to provide students with experiential learning opportunities. This collaborative engagement enriches their educational experience and enhances their understanding of community connections.

5.     Character and Leadership Development Initiatives: Implementing structured programs and activities focused on character and leadership development. By embedding qualities such as empathy, resilience, and leadership into our curriculum, we empower students to become responsible and ethical leaders in their communities.

6.     Regular Curriculum Review and Adaptations: Conducting regular reviews of our curriculum to assess its effectiveness and relevance. Feedback loops, ongoing evaluations, and a commitment to staying abreast of educational advancements allow us to adapt swiftly, ensuring our curriculum remains innovative and responsive to the evolving needs of our students.

7.     Technology Integration for 21st Century Skills: Infusing technology into our curriculum to equip students with essential 21st-century skills. By integrating digital literacy, coding, and innovative tools, we prepare students for the demands of a rapidly evolving technological landscape.

8.     Transitional Support and Aspirational Guidance: Offering robust transitional support for students preparing for further education, employment, or training. Through mentorship programs, career guidance, and exposure to various career pathways, we inspire students to aspire to ambitious futures.

9.     Continuous Professional Development for Educators: Providing ongoing professional development opportunities for educators to stay informed about the latest pedagogical approaches, technological advancements, and best practices in teaching. This ensures our educators are well-equipped to deliver a high-quality and innovative curriculum.

10.  Transparent Communication with Stakeholders: Establishing transparent communication channels with parents, guardians, and the broader community. Regular updates, open dialogues, and collaborative decision-making ensure that all stakeholders are actively involved and informed about the positive impact of our curriculum.

Through these strategic implementations, our curriculum at King's Leadership Phoenix Academy becomes a dynamic and transformative force, shaping the educational journey of each pupil for enduring success.


Through the successful implementation of our dynamic and transformative curriculum at King's Leadership Phoenix Academy, we believe this will lead to a profound and positive impact on both our pupils and the broader school community.

As a result:

1.     Individualised Success Stories: Personalised learning pathways will empower students to unlock their full potential, resulting in individual success stories that showcase academic achievements and personal growth.

2.     Passionate Lifelong Learners: The curriculum's emphasis on engaging and relevant lessons will ignite a passion for learning, transforming students into enthusiastic lifelong learners who approach challenges with curiosity and critical thinking.

3.     Resilient and Empathetic Leaders: The cultivation of resilient characters and leadership qualities will produce students who not only demonstrate strength in overcoming challenges but also exhibit empathy, responsibility, and effectiveness in leadership roles.

4.     Real-World Application Skills: Bridging the gap between education and the understanding of real world experiences will equip our students with practical skills and a deep understanding of the applicability of their learning, preparing them for success in diverse professional environments.

5.     Inclusive and Globally Aware Citizens: The promotion of inclusivity and diversity within the curriculum will result in students who are not only accepting of differences but actively contribute to a culture of understanding and respect, preparing them to be globally aware citizens.

6.     Technologically Proficient Graduates: The curriculum's focus on technological proficiency will produce pupils who are not only comfortable with digital tools but are also adept at leveraging technology to enhance their academic and professional endeavours.

7.     Successful Transitions: Robust transitional support will facilitate successful transitions for students entering further education, employment, or training, with graduates confidently pursuing diverse and ambitious pathways.

8.     Holistic Wellbeing: Prioritising wellbeing within the curriculum will result in students who prioritise and understand their mental, emotional, and social health, creating a positive and supportive school culture.

9.     Community Collaboration Impact: Engaging with the community will foster a sense of social responsibility among students, leading to impactful collaborations that benefit both the school and the broader community.

10.  Proud School Community: Collectively, these outcomes will contribute to a school community of which we are immensely proud. Students, staff, parents, and stakeholders alike share in the success and progress achieved through the thoughtful and effective implementation of our transformative curriculum at King's Phoenix."

Subjects followed by students in Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9)

The curriculum includes:

  • English

  • Maths

  • Science

  • Humanities

  • Art & Design

  • Food Technology

  • Physical Education

  • ASPIRE PSHE / Careers / Citizenship

Subjects followed by students in Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

Core Curriculum

  • English Language GCSE

  • Mathematics GCSE

  • Science GCSE

  • Entry-level English

  • Entry-level Mathematics

  • Entry-level Science

  • NCFE Business and Enterprise

  • NCFE Sport

  • NCFE Health and Social Care