Our curriculum in Years 7-11

Curriculum Principles

Our curriculum Principles ensure that our curriculum strives to:

  • Both support and challenge our students
  • Ensure our students make progress and achieve the best outcomes
  • Develop fluency in subject areas
  • Enrich our students’ understanding of their subjects and the wider world
  • Inspire them to become tomorrow’s leaders


City Heights Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum intent is to cultivate a learning community that nurtures independent learners, fosters meaningful relationships and ignites a love of learning.

The City Heights curriculum has high expectations at its core that consistently promotes and produces successful learners and leaders equipped for the ever-changing world around them with critical thinking skills and the curiosity to adapt to all situations.

The breadth and diversity of our curriculum ensures our students are stretched and challenged to link real life concepts to the subjects they study, which motivates them to achieve their academic potential while supporting them on their journeys into further education and their desired career paths.

Through this approach we aim to prepare our students to thrive in an ever-changing world and to become compassionate, engaged and aspirational members of society developing into tomorrow’s leaders.

“We seek through relentless hard work that all staff and students at City Heights arrive and leave with a smile on their faces, knowing each day they are achieving great things.”



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Our Vision and Values
Our academy vision is integral to all that we do and is underpinned by our academy values, which are reflected
in the actions, decisions and behaviours of our community. They are:
We value our professional image through reliability, consistency and honesty.

To have a sense of community
We value community, both within and outside the School, and the need for all students to be positive and
productive members of society.

We value strength of character, courage, guided by a strong moral code of behaviour. Students with integrity
strive to do the right thing at all times.


It is the vision of City Heights that every student becomes ambitious, respectful and promotes social justice

To be Ambitious
We do not settle for the ordinary. We ask challenging questions and are prepared to take risks. By making the
right choices, we can be anything we want to be.

To promote Social justice
We believe in creating a world that is fair and just. We hold ourselves accountable for promoting fairness and
identifying injustice where it occurs.

To be Respectful
We respect one another’s right to safety and dignity at school. We will speak to each other with calmness,
politeness, and civility

The Crux of the City Heights Curriculum – what we want to achieve.

Life-long learners; students who want to know more, think more and do more.

· To inspire a life-long love for learning.
· To enable students to have a rich understanding of the context of their lives and communities, and their
· To enable learners to overcome barriers through determination and hard work.
· To encourage students to aspire to be the person they desire to be, and to show character and

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