At Trentham Academy we pride ourselves on ensuring that all students are successful in their learning. We focus on supporting all students to make exceptional progress in all subjects that they are studying. Our curriculum focuses on high expectations of achievement for all; this is supported through the highly personalised teaching in the classroom.

The start of Year 7 marks an exciting phase in the lives of our students. It is the period when they build on their primary education. Once students reach Years 8 and 9, they begin to prepare for their preference choices, which are chosen in the Spring Term of Year 9. Our curriculum is designed so that students can master the basics across a range of subjects as well as offer more flexibility, so that teachers can tailor their teaching to students’ specific needs and aspirations.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, focussing on the key skills required to access further study successfully and beyond into the world of work. Subjects available for study are: English, Maths, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Statistics, Business Studies, PE, Music, Performing Arts, Art, French, German, Product Design, Food and Nutrition, Creative Learning and RE. Citizenship, Enterprise, British Values, SMSC, Careers and PSHE are taught throughout the curriculum and permeates everything we do within school, with specialist ‘SPARK’ days throughout the academic year.

Years 10 and 11 offers the students the opportunity to build on their earlier learning and prepare for adult life, higher education and employment.

English, Maths, Science and RE remain compulsory and all students will continue to be taught Physical Education.

We offer an Ebacc Curriculum where students study English, Maths and Science alongside a Humanity (History or Geography) or a choice of Language.

Click below to see the Curriculum Plans for:

For further information relating to the curriculum please contact Ms V Taylor via the school office.