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Welcome to Edgbarrow School

Welcome to Edgbarrow School and thank you for taking the time to look around our website. I hope it gives you a flavour of our dynamic learning environment and inclusive community.

As a school, we strive to give our students an education that opens the door to success and happiness.  We ask our whole school community to embrace our values of Ready, Respectful, Safe and Positive. Our school behaviour and rewards system is built around these values.  We deliver some fantastic qualifications to the students through a curriculum that is relevant to our local context, offering breadth and balance. The quality of learning is obviously key to our success and this can only happen with an effective partnership between students, teachers and families.

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Our Curriculum

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    Art & Photography

    Art & Photography

    Art and Photography is a practical subject which encourages students to learn about themselves and the world around them. Students learn about the visual qualities of different materials and how to manipulate them to create personal and engaging outcomes.

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    Business
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    Business & Economics

    Business and Economics are the salt of life! Our intent is to equip our learners with skills and knowledge that can be easily transferred and adapted to just about any future career or job position imaginable.

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    Criminology

    Criminology

    Criminology examines why crime is committed (e.g. biological, psychological, and sociological explanations) as well as how the criminal justice system works and how crime leads to social policy change.

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    Design & Technology

    Design & Technology

    Design & Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject where students use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.

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    Drama & Theatre

    Drama & Theatre

    Drama is an enthusiastic, vibrant and successful subject. We deliver exciting and thought-provoking lessons, which aim to link to our students wider understanding of the world, as well as allowing them to engage with many new and interesting elements of theatre.

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    English

    English

    We aim to teach students, whatever their ability, the skills required to communicate both in and outside of school. We also aim to embed a lifelong interest and curiosity in literature and the power of words.

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    Film Studies

    Film Studies

    The A-Level Film Studies course has been designed to ignite a passion for film and encourage broader cultural and historical perspectives on this academic area of study.

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    Geography

    Geography

    Geography helps students experience the awe and wonder of the world, to understand their place in it and how they can have a positive impact at a local, national and global scale. Geography is essentially the study of everything!

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    Health & Social Care

    Health & Social Care

    The course is designed to provide students with a specialist work-related qualification in health and social care that is recognised by employers and universities. This course allows students to develop a wide-ranging theoretical education whilst also gaining valuable work experience in this demanding field.

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    History

    History

    History at Edgbarrow wants all students to enjoy and become fascinated by the wonder of history, develop as independent thinkers, and to explore and experience the history of the world around them.

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    IT & Computer
    Science

    IT & Computer Science

    IT & Computer Science systems are at the heart of modern life. We aim to help students to think logically and use technology to solve a wide range of problems, as well as being creative with technology and confident as both users and developers of software tools.

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    Languages

    Languages

    We believe in the power of learning a language. Where else will you be given opportunities to meet and build friendships with people that live thousands of miles away in a different part of the world? Learning languages open doors to a world of different cultures, traditions, food, music, history… the list is endless.

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    Law

    Law

    Law provides an introduction to the English legal system. Students will learn about the legal system, law-making, the nature of law, criminal law, human rights law and the law of contract. 

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    Mathematics

    Mathematics

    We are a strong and successful team of qualified Mathematics teachers. We have a history of nurturing consistently high results from our students both in terms of raw attainment and progression from Key Stage 2.

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    Music

    Music

    Students are given the opportunity to study a wide range of musical styles, techniques and genres, ranging from early classics to contemporary music, as well as modern music technologies and sound mixing.

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    Philosophy, Ethics
    & Religion (RE)

    Philosophy, Ethics & Religion (RE)

    Philosophy, Ethics & Religion a fascinating subject, which helps students to understand and reflect on different religious and non-religious worldviews, including their own. The course is designed to allow students to explore life's big questions in a creative, interesting and academically rigorous way.

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    Physical Education

    Physical Education

    We are committed to delivering a broad and balanced curriculum of activities from learning the core skills in Year 7 to implementing tactics and strategies at Year 9. Students will develop their physical competency, knowledge and understanding to provide them with a lifelong participation in physical activity.

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    Politics

    Politics

    In politics we want all students to enjoy and become fascinated by politics, develop as independent thinkers, and to explore and experience the politics of the world around them.

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    Psychology

    Psychology

    Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour and, as such, is concerned with how, when and why we think, feel and behave as we do. Psychology uses the methods of the sciences to make sense of human behaviour. 

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    Science

    Science

    We deliver excellent teaching and learning in a subject that allows students to understand and explore the world around them. Science will strengthen literacy, numeracy, analytical and questioning skills. These are skills for life which will open future doors for all our students.

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    Sociology

    Sociology

    Sociology is the study of society and focuses on individual’s role in contemporary culture. It examines how an individual’s identity and experiences can be shaped by factors such as wealth, gender and ethnicity.

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    Travel & Tourism

    Travel & Tourism

    A BTEC in Travel and Tourism is designed to give students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment in several industries such as travel and tourism, hospitality, events and business.

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September 2025 intake (current Year 5)

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