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Our curriculum


Learners at Hope Corner can study three curriculum areas. The aims of our curriculum are for learners to undertake activities that will contribute to their achievement, and for all young people to become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.

  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.

  • Responsible citizens, who make a positive contribution to society.


We believe that supporting our learners, in developing skills that enable them to manage the social and emotional aspects of their learning,  should underpin all teaching and learning at Hope Corner School. This takes place by staff ensuring student specific needs are met in planning, upon entry to and during lessons, so that every student can fully access every lesson and activity.


Experiential Learning

A key part of our curriculum involves various experiences outside the classroom.  With staff trained as instructors we are able to take part in indoor rock climbing and archery, as well as equine therapy and working at the school allotment.  Every half term our students take part in educational visits linked to their learning.  Some of our recent visits have included: Museums in Liverpool, visiting Parliament in London, Quarry Bank Mill and Jodrell Bank centre.


Students access a range of qualifications at Hope Corner School that prepare them for their next steps in education, training or employment. These include; Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT up to level 2, NICAS Climbing awards, DofE award and more.


Last academic year our students achieved the following (total KS4 cohort of 4 students)

2 students Reading in Entry level 3 functional skills English

1 student entry 3 functional skills English

4 students entry level 3 functional skills maths

2 students level 1 functional skills English

2 students level 1 functional skills ICT

View our full curriculum documents
Go to teaching & learning policies on our policies page
Nurturing Environment


All of our classes are in small groups, enabling us to focus on the specific needs of each of our students in every lesson and activity.  We take every opportunity to develop social and emotional skills throughout the whole school day, whether in planned activities focusing on these areas, in 1:1 sessions or during free time.

British Values


We promote the fundamental British values outlined by Ofsted throughout the delivery of our curriculum and in the Spiritual Moral, Social and Cultural development of our students.  The British values of:

  • democracy.

  • the rule of law.

  • individual liberty.

  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and

    for those without faith. 

are reinforced continually through several of our School Values such as Respect, Integrity, Unity and Nurture

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