Alderman Peel

High School


Curriculum Overview

The school curriculum seeks to provide outstanding personal development by supporting, promoting and instilling the values of APHS:  


  • Motivate students towards achieving ambitious personal and academic targets.
  • Develop an ambitious attitude towards learning and making excellent progress.
  • Challenge students to acquire the key knowledge, skills and understanding required for current and future success, as well as providing the basis for subsequent learning and behaviours to be successful in later life.
  • Build cumulatively deeper understanding and the capacity for skilful performance.
  • Provide a strong academic core through English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subject areas while giving equal value to STEMM, Physical Education and the Arts.
  • Develop ambitious plans for the future through high quality, age-appropriate Careers Information Advice and Educational Guidance (CIAEG) to support future choices


  • Provide a range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for students to represent and lead their school community.
  • Provide an environment where student achievement is rewarded and celebrated.
  • Be embedded with opportunities for students to develop cultural capital through social, moral, spiritual and cultural (SMSC) education.
  • Develop pride in their local and national heritage as well as support and uphold Fundamental British Values. 


  • Help students develop character, personal moral values, respect for religious values and tolerance of other races’ beliefs and ways of life.
  • Support the development of student physical and mental well-being.
  • Provide a wide range of unique life experiences through extra-curricular and super-curricular opportunities.
  • Ensure students learn how to keep themselves and others healthy and safe, including online, through embedded Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
  • Help students to develop healthy and happy relationships with others through Relationship and Sex Education (RSE).


  • Ensure students experience success across a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Ensure students receive an appropriate curriculum for their needs, including life skills, amended curriculum provision or alternative curriculum provision where appropriate.
  • Ensure students can use mathematics and literacy skills across a range of contexts.
  • Ensure high levels of student progress and achievement against challenging national benchmarks.
  • Enable students to acquire a range of nationally recognised qualifications which hold currency for future career and education pathways. 

Please view the 'Curriculum Overview' document below for further information on the curriculum we offer Key Stage 3 and 4.