Key Stage 4 has a Person-Centered Functional Curriculum that supports students to utilise the skills they have acquired as they’ve progressed through the school and apply them in practical, real life situations.
Students are supported in a culture of respect to begin to explore their future, developing independence and decision-making skills. Students choose 2 or 3 activities as their preferred options. These include horse riding, health and beauty, art, gardening, gym, rural skills and walking.
Where appropriate, students are entered for formal accreditation with the Edexcel and the Welsh Joint Education Committee, via the Functional Skills or Entry Pathways suite of qualifications and the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.
Students explore the world of work through either on site work-related learning or work experience and placements, including Pizza Hut, Sainsbury’s, Crealy Park, local community cafés and community centres.
Social skills are developed and embedded through a variety of residential opportunities which take place each year. These have included trips to Paris, Poole, The Calvert Trust, ski-ing, and the National Trust Bunk House working alongside the Exmoor Rangers. Upper school students are given the opportunity to attend Prom night at the end of each year, giving them the chance to experience a key life event like their mainstream peers.