BES curriculum

At Bridgnorth Endowed, our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that ensures we:

1. Support our young people to be confident, resilient, independent, and develop strength of character.

2. Support our young people to develop detailed knowledge and skills, so that they achieve well.

The curriculum is underpinned by our belief that learning is most effective when pupils first acquire surface knowledge and are then encouraged to apply this knowledge in some way, for example, by writing an essay, making a judgment or solving a problem.

Research shows that learning activities requiring greater depth of analysis lead to better retention in long-term memory, which in turn leads to mastery.

Our subject leaders and teachers carefully sequence the curriculum with this objective in mind. We aim to provide lessons that foster an enjoyment of learning and challenge pupils to think.

Every effort is made to ensure that the curriculum is accessible for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. Our approach is outlined in the SEN policy, which can be found here

Key Stage 3

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum (Years 7, 8 and 9) provides a broad and balanced foundation for pupils to ensure that they are well-prepared for a successful Key Stage 4 in Years 10 and 11.

Particular emphasis is given to the development of literacy skills. Pupils’ reading and writing levels are assessed regularly throughout Key Stage 3 and additional support is provided to accelerate progress where necessary.

All pupils study the core subjects (English, Maths and Science); the humanities subjects (Geography, History and RE); Languages (French and Spanish); Design Technology subjects; and Creative Arts subjects, including Physical Education.

Key Stage 4

All pupils are given the option to study for the English Baccalaureate (GCSEs in English, Mathematics, Science, the Humanities and a Modern Foreign Language), but we do offer alternative courses for those who do not wish to continue with all of these subjects.

Pupils are also able to choose from a range of other options which include, but are not limited to, the Technology and Creative Arts subjects which they studied in KS3.

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ofstead good provider"Pupils enjoy an inclusive and aspirational environment at Bridgnorth Endowed School." – Ofsted, 2023


Founded in 1503, Bridgnorth Endowed School has a rich and long history in education.

Today, it is a vibrant non-selective co-educational secondary school that offers great facilities, high quality teaching and an exciting choice of extra-curricular activities.

The school benefits from a thirty-acre campus and its own on-site leisure centre, with all the convenience of a town centre location.

Bridgnorth Endowed School
Northgate, Bridgnorth
Shropshire, WV16 4ER
Sat Nav Postcode: WV16 4ES

01746 762103

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