Established 1588 ffree Grammer Schole of Newport

Our Curriculum

The best curriculum inspires, builds confidence and prepares young people for life and work. 

Our intent is to provide a broad, balanced and text-rich curriculum; one which embraces our core beliefs of Explore, Fulfil, Florish and which provides the deep knowledge amd understanding needed to allow all students to develop into independent, inquisitive, imaginative and insightful citizens who contribute postively to their communities.

This will be acheived through a determined focus across all areas of the curriculum on the 4I's: Inquisitiveness, Independence, Imagination and Insighfulness. Curriculum leaders will incorporate these core principles into the programmes of study for all year groups, and all teachers will plan to ensure that they are a key part of all lessons.

Ambitious curriculum plans outline key knowlegde, concepts, skills and assessment foci; these plans are mapped for progession to ensure that knowledge, concepts and skills provide secure foundations, build robustly on prior learning and are sequenced appropriately for all learners.

Ambitions for our students:

We strive to achieve:

  • An ambititious, text-rich, knowledge-based curriculum which provides opportunities for deep learning for all students.
  • Opportunities for students to take creative risks and to be critical thinkers.
  • The development of good work habits and the skills required to persue independent learning across the curriculum.
  • Literacy and Numeracy skills embedded across the curriculum to allow all students access to learning.
  • An environment that supports and develops career and future learning opportunities for all students and staff.
  • An inclusive culture in which all are valued and supported to fulfil their potential and florish.
  • A healthy, happy and courteous body of students who complete their 11-18 education at Joyce Frankland Academy and who, having fulfilled their potential here and having contributed positively to our community, are ready to move to the next phase of their learning.
  • A professional body of staff who work cooperatively in teams to support learning for all memebers of the Academy. 

If you would like further information on the curriculum followed by the Academy please contact Mrs Carolyn Amado, Assistant Principal; Curriculum on 01799 540 237 or

Name Date  
2020-2023 Options Booklet 04th Feb 2020 Download
Curriculum Intent and Overview 2019-2020 10th Jan 2020 Download
Curriculum Overview 10th Jan 2020 Download