Princes Risborough School

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Curriculum Overview


  • Positive in their future choices and ambitions
  • Responsible and active citizens in their communities
  • Successful in the world beyond the school gates

Our curriculum aims are to develop Positive, Responsible and Successful students in preparation for their adult life as positive members of the community. It promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development and resilience of all students. The curriculum is designed to engage and significantly challenge all students of all abilities and create a personalised learning experience for every student, where they are prepared well for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

After a broad and rigorous Key Stage Three we start our GCSE options in Year 10 with the expectation that the vast majority of students will take English, maths, science and Citizenship as a core requirement and then four Options at least one of which must be an ‘EBacc’ subject; Humanities, a Modern Foreign Language and IT. A broad range of 6th Form courses at both A Level and BTec offer excellent routes into Higher Education, Apprenticeships and the world of work. 

Extended curricular activities are considered to be an integral part of the curriculum to enhance social and cultural development which is reflected in the school’s clubs, visits and trips. These range from a wide variety of sporting activities to ski trips, beekeeping club, DofE and many more.


The school has a responsibility to be an inclusive educational institution where all participants are valued and progress effectively. Meeting the legal, social and personal needs of students, staff, governors and visitors are important factors for the school’s inclusive debate. Central to the school’s inclusion policy is the need to provide a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum for all students. The National Curriculum is seen as a starting point for planning the school’s curriculum, which meets all the needs of individuals, groups and cohorts of students.

In developing the curriculum the school aims to increase the participation in and access to learning for all stakeholders. It is expected that our curriculum will strive to meet all of the different learning needs of our students within the constraints of the institution.


Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4 

Key Stage 5