Our curriculum design


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.

Experiential Learning

A key part of our curriculum involves various experiences outside the classroom.  With staff trained as rock climbing instructors we are able to take part in indoor rock climbing.  Students also volunteer every week in organisations like primary schools and care homes, alongside various other experiences throughout the year.


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, ASDAN CoPE and Lifeskills Challenges, DofE award and more.  

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

View our full curriculum policy
Hope Corner School is part of Hope Corner Church,
registered office 139 Church Street, Runcorn, WA7 1LA
Charity No. 1138720, Company No. 07386305

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