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07/10/20

Delighted to share our introduction to the academy ahead of our virtual open evening this evening: https://t.co/c5jNk6Ka5s

17/09/20

Our students are loving all their enrichment opportunities! Today alone there was keyboard club, table tennis, football, debating and cookery club! Bake-off worthy apple crumbles! https://t.co/PpIxbn7CTZ

17/09/20

Retweetd From South London Press

New school opens doors in Clapham https://t.co/yc0iefa36k

14/09/20

Day 3 and enrichment is up and running! https://t.co/CrDZufqFuL

11/09/20

Two fabulous days of induction and work on The Clapham Commitment! Well done to staff and students alike! https://t.co/YitJOeT62I

10/09/20

Fabulous first day with our students today! So great to see them all!

18/08/20

Closer and closer and closer https://t.co/GQVfW1xf3K

03/07/20

Thank you, Team Clapham, for an incredible two days of staff training in the virtual world! We cannot wait to see you and our students in September!

17/06/20

Thank you for all your hard work in ensuring our school will be ready for us! https://t.co/SzMMI0SHaz

26/05/20

Definitely opening in September

26/05/20

Fantastically quick response from our parents to our information requests. Thank you! Thoroughly enjoying reading our student responses too. Keep them coming in!

06/03/20

Another week of ‘firsts’: our first ever National offer Day, first official newsletter to our prospective parents and another site visit, which although not a ‘first’ was certainly the first time we saw skilled professionals on stilts. So impressive! https://t.co/mtACQsPMgs

28/01/20

First official site visit today! This is when you realise that a staircase not only leads to a phenomenal view. It is also truly symbolic of a vision coming together. https://t.co/kOV9jmN28z

13/01/20

All plans on track to welcome our students in September! Our building continues to take shape (thank you ), our senior leaders have been appointed and our next round of recruitment is well underway. https://t.co/386BkZiIJb

09/12/19

Here is our December update. Great to see such progress! https://t.co/L7WpNW0FbI

01/12/19

Look forward to our students creating their own version of this next year as we show care for our community. https://t.co/0YSK62F820

29/11/19

Delighted to attend the assembly at Hitherfield Primary School this morning to award Daisy her prize for winning our Christmas card design competition! Such talent and creativity. What a way to start our Christmas card tradition. Well done, Daisy! https://t.co/yWSkL0MJrO

13/11/19

We have a roof and some walls already! Exciting! https://t.co/0I2515aJaP

17/10/19

Our latest aerial views - in amongst the green of Clapham! https://t.co/QbZceKRbcp

14/10/19

Such positivity from Year 6 at this morning for our assembly!

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Our Curriculum

Curriculum

Endeavour. Self-belief. Honesty. Excellence. Global.

At the heart of the curriculum will be the mantra ‘subject comes first’. Teachers must and will teach deep subject content. Our leaders and teachers will carefully choose and sequence the topics, concepts, vocabulary and body of knowledge that students must learn in the process of becoming confident subject specialists.

Here at Clapham, the intent of our curriculum is to:

  • provide rich and varied contexts for students to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills, to encourage a desire for lifelong learning
  • encourage the best possible progress for all by selecting and sequencing subject content in a way that enables our students to master the vocabulary and knowledge of their subjects from day one
  • enable all students to develop their creativity and talents to the full, including celebrating and being successful in learning a modern foreign language
  • ensure that the curriculum is used as a progression model
  • personalise our curriculum ensuring it is flexible and appropriate, preparing students for their futures as workers and citizens
  • promote students' self-esteem, mental and emotional well-being
  • enable students to understand and model fundamental British values in their everyday lives.

In order to keep focused on the ‘bigger picture’, everyone will ensure:

  • Depth before breadth
  • Knowledge and vocabulary come first, enabling skills to develop
  • Personal development supports academic development
  • Literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills are vital to personal and academic success.

Please do read our curriculum policy which is on our website. This will give you more detailed information about the curriculum and the range of subjects that our students will study.

You will see that we value and celebrate the importance of our students being able to study modern foreign languages. This will happen both during formal lessons but also in our extra-curricular provision, including visits and trips.

Our students must have maximum opportunities to make their mark in the world and will hugely benefit from learning and speaking a modern foreign language. The British Council (2017) in their ‘Languages for the future’ report stated that Spanish, Mandarin, French, Arabic and German top the list of languages that will be more important to Britain post-Brexit. We will ensure that our students a literate not only in English but in languages that will fully prepare them for their future careers. This is also why ‘global’ is one of our core values.

For more information on the content of our curriculum, please click here.

Enrichment:

The academy will place importance on our students being able to learn and enjoy new challenges. Our after-academy programme will be flexible – there will be new opportunities each term, including different sports that students can choose from. There will also be long-term clubs such as chess club, journalism club and debating that students can choose from.  The enrichment calendar for each term will be published on the academy website.