Our curriculum is broad and balanced meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum and the needs of our pupils to allow them to reach their full potential. We take a personalised approach to teaching and learning, matched to the individual needs of pupils, whilst taking account of particular health and medical needs. 

Our pupils study

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • PSHE
  • Art
  • RE
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Forest Schools
  • PE - including swimming

Further opportunities for Music are facilitated through regular additional and enhancement opportunities during the academic year including one to one music lessons from the Music Service.  

The curriculum will be further enhanced by continuing to work with a number of partners. We have committed to a further year of working with the Birmingham Open Repertory Theatre who will work with our pupils once a week on a suitable project that is bespoke to the Northfield pupils. 

There are 4 days per year commitment to cross-curricular project based teaching. These days will allow our pupils to experience learning through project based teaching e.g. STEM Day; Options Taster day. There is also a weekly Enrichment program which enables pupil’s to enjoy and experience a variety of extra curricular activities including cookery, life skills and Bikeability.

Citizenship and SRE are both taught within the Personal Social Health Citizenship Economic (PSHE) curriculum, alongside Work Related Learning. Work Related Learning is delivered in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks.

British Values, Unicef Rights of the Child, Safeguarding, literacy and numeracy are placed at the heart of the curriculum and are woven through all subject areas.