We do not underestimate the value of this period of learning in the Lower Phase. It provides the gateway for all statements of what matters in the six areas of learning, and provides the crucial firm foundations for pupil lives.
The phase includes what is often classed as ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ pupils to ensure there is no primary/secondary divide. The phase does not just provide a seamless transition between primary and secondary education but combines these year groups into one phase to remove the need for transition and instead provide a fully joined-up education.
The make-up of the phase has been strategically designed to include pupils both preparing for their GCSEs (Year 9) and completing their GCSEs (Years 10-11). As such pupils receive first-class support and guidance.
Pupils can choose from numerous Level 3 qualifications and can take part in a wealth of high-quality enrichment activity.