At The Peak Academy

Curriculum Overview 2016-2017

Literacy and Numeracy targeted intervention will be focused at KS3 and developed by the English and Maths coordinators



Within the timetable allocation KS4 students are able to study a selection of Core subjects including Construction, Childcare and Resistant materials.

Please click on the link to see the  STEP School Pilot – FINAL Results Summary

Key Stage 4:

Please click on the link to see the Key Stage 4 Curriculum booklet.  This booklet is for all Year 9 pupils and their parents to support them in their choices for Key Stage 4 curriculum.

Everest (Nurture):

Nurture at The Peak Academy is a separate unit which supports our most vulnerable young pupils who are not at the stage of being able to access the main teaching and learning at the Academy.   The aim of the unit is to re-engage pupils with the learning experience. There is an emphasis on promoting socially acceptable behaviour, developing positive relationships and trust, building of an individual’s self-esteem and opportunities to experience success in the process of learning.

Everest focuses strongly on the 6 principles of nurture.

(1)                Children’s learning is understood developmentally

(2)                The classroom offers a safe base

(3)                Nurture is important for the development of self esteem

(4)                Language is understood as a vital means of communication

(5)                All behaviour is communication

(6)                Transitions are significant in the lives of children

Everest has its own curriculum consisting of:




Topic/ PSHE


My Passport



This caters for the very small number of female pupils at the Academy.  It is lead by two female staff who focus on a targeted curriculum that supports the individual needs of the girls.  This allows them to bring in external groups focused on issues that will have a positive impact on female pupils.  Those in KS4 will join the main part of the academy for their core and ‘Major’ subjects.

Serenity curriculum:






Food Tech


Topic/ PSHE

Relevant KS4 subjects

To find out more about the curriculum. please contact the school and ask to speak to Scott Pollok.

English and Literacy

The development of literacy skills plays an important role in all learning.

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Design Technology

Design and Technology is going from strength to strength.

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Art and Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.

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Education in science explodes into awareness.

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Mathematics is the building blocks to life and education.

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Food Technology

This course gives students the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy cooking meals at home.

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PE and Outdoor Education

Developing both mental and physical aspects.

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Support through an inclusive and caring learning environment.

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This curriculum has been written by the Healthy Living and Learning team of Lead Teachers to meet the needs of all children and young people in Gloucestershire.

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SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

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The Greenfield Academy

The Greenfield Academy is currently based at The Peak Academy in Dursley. Pupils from both schools are working together as Peak pupils until the new Greenfield Academy school has been built.

Academy Closure

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