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The Curriculum

Our pupils experience a rich and personalised curriculum which recognises their individual talents and interests and provides them with the skills, qualifications and self-confidence they need to fulfil their ambitions.

Our aim is for pupils to be equipped with the academic and social skills to become lifelong learners and valued members of their own and the wider communities.

We know that starting a new school can be both exciting and daunting. At Fearns we ensure the transition from primary to secondary is a smooth and positive experience. To make sure that your children, our pupils, feel secure, safe and appreciated we:

  • Have small form groups.
  • Attach Year 11 Prefects to Year 7 forms to help them settle in.
  • Closely monitor the progress and development of each individual and report regularly upon this.
  • Provide opportunities for Form Tutors and Pupil Development Leaders to meet with individual pupils and parents to review all aspects of progress.
  • Listen to the views of pupils and parents to ensure the Fearns experience is rewarding and exciting and enables every pupil to reach their potential. We have a formalised Pupil Voice group and a Parental Forum which have frequently calendared meetings.

At Fearns we offer a full, broad and balanced curriculum and believe in giving pupils opportunities to extend and enrich their learning beyond their classrooms.

Pupils are actively encouraged to participate in the many clubs and activities that are on offer throughout the year in most curriculum areas. These include field trips, after-school and lunchtime clubs, off-site activities within the community and beyond, IAG drop-ins, progress clubs, etc.

We operate a one week timetable and have five one hour lessons per day with the exception of Wednesdays. On Wednesday of each week we have four one hour lessons and a form tutorial for thirty minutes. However, Year 11 Star and Platinum groups will receive an additional thirty minutes teaching of either Mathematics or English on a Wednesday.