In addition to Core subjects, which include English, Maths and Science, we also teach Humanities, Arts, Languages, Technology, and Vocational qualifications. 

Humanities subjects include RE, History, and Geography; in Arts pupils learn Art and Music; in Languages we offer French or Spanish, while in Technology we offer Food and Textiles. Vocational qualifications include: BTEC Sport, BTEC Child’s Play, Learning and Development, BTEC Performing Arts, and BTEC Travel and Tourism. Physical Education is taught to every year group. We offer a variety of optional subjects to study at Key Stage 4 and hope to widen this offer even further.


We also feel it is important for all elements of the curriculum to address Health Education, Information Technology, Economic Awareness, Global Issues, the Environment and Literacy and Numeracy.


For a breakdown of the Curriculum by Key Stage and by subject, please download the documents on the left-hand side of the page.


For further information about the curriculum followed at Barnes Wallis Academy please contact us. 


David Ross Education Trust and British Values

The Trust is very supportive of the ethos of promoting British Values, and preparing our students for success in a modern Britain. A heavy reliance is placed upon broadening horizons for each and every child and this includes developing the core skills of tolerance, respect, teamwork, resilience and building self esteem. These are all values and qualities that we feel are relevant in order to play a full and meaningful role in society, and are promoted via our extensive house system that lends itself to cultural and sporting competition, democratic principles, social mixing, the development of greater pastoral care and enhanced PSHE.


To find out more about British Values at our academy, please download the document on the left.