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Our Intent

It is our ambition that all students leave Kesteven and Sleaford High School having achieved their academic potential as well as being fully prepared for their next stage in education, or for work, and having acquired an enthusiasm for lifelong learning.

Our school provides a broad, balanced, and relevant curriculum to offer the very best academic (and, where appropriate, vocational) progression pathways and to ensure that the learning needs of each child are considered, and that the development of the whole child is addressed.

Our commitment is to offer a broad range of opportunities for all students to gain experiences, learning outside the classroom as well as within. The provision of a curriculum which provides enrichment through cultural and sporting pursuits is a key feature of the Robert Carre Trust (RCT) curriculum offer and we seek to continue to extend the partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally to extend these opportunities.

By encouraging creativity alongside application, honesty, sensitivity, compassion, and moral and spiritual self-awareness we believe that we will ensure that our students will develop the capacity to meet the challenges of the modern world and lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives, making the best of their talents.

The curriculum provided by RCT schools will actively seek to support the development of students' abilities in the following key areas: creative thinking, effective participation, reflective learning, independence, resilience, tolerance of diversity, curiosity, self-management, and teamwork.


KSHS is committed to providing a rigorous academic and intellectual education which will challenge and engage students and meet the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. The aim is to provide all students with a secure foundation on which to continue into Higher Education and into careers of their choice.

A broad, well balanced curriculum is vital preparation for the future. All students will therefore study the following subjects to GCSE alongside several optional subjects of their choice in Years 10 and 11:

  • English Language and English Literature;
  • Mathematics;
  • Science;
  • A Language Subject – French or German;
  • A Humanities Subject – History or Geography.

Also PE (Physical Education) and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) which will include aspects of careers guidance, will be taught to all Key Stage 4 students. They will also study Religious Education which leads to a qualification at GCSE level.

Equal Opportunities

Entry to all programmes of study is based on academic suitability and appropriateness, regardless of sex (for post 16 only), race, disability, religion or belief.

Disabilities: In accordance with statutory requirements the school aims to make the curriculum accessible to all students as far as is reasonably practicable. The school has an Accessibility Plan which is available to parents on request.

Organisation of the Curriculum at KSHS

Our taught curriculum is delivered through a two week timetable to ensure diversity and flexibility. Each day is divided up into five taught periods. In addition to the scheduled lessons there is a twenty minute Tutor registration period in the morning. The tutorial time allows for the delivery of assemblies or tutor based topics:

  • Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (including sex and relationships education).
  • Careers guidance and enterprise education.

School Day

8.40 First Bell
8.45 Registration/ Assembly/ Form Tutor Time
9.05 Movement Time
9.10 Period 1
10.10 Movement time
10.15 Period 2
11.15 First Break
11.40 Period 3
12.40 Second Break
1.25 Period 4
2.25 Movement time
2.30 Period 5
3.30 End of school day

To review our latest policies, please view the Policies section of the website.