Secondary Curriculum

Secondary Curriculum


The pupils who attend Foundry College display a wide range of social, emotional and mental health needs which, by their very nature, can affect their progress. The college therefore provides a flexible academic curriculum that addresses all areas of pupil needs and supports the holistic ‘hidden curriculum” or Foundry Curriculum. All pupils study English and Maths, Wellbeing, including RE, and PE. In addition, pupils select other available options in response to their specific interests.

The academic curriculum at Foundry College intends to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements, but also a range of vocational and placement activities that the College organizes, both onsite and with outside agencies, in order to enrich the experience and address the challenges of the pupils.   We aim to teach the pupils at Foundry College positive, responsible attitudes developing knowledge and skills, including social and basic life skills, so that they may become contributory members of the extended community.

Organisation and Planning

Subject plans address aims and objectives and long term plans, with particular consideration of the needs of young people with social, emotional and mental health needs difficulties in a diverse society. Long term as well as medium term plans are reviewed regularly in line with current curriculum changes and the changing needs of the college population.

Ofsted commented;

“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”

“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”

“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”

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Headteacher: Miss Jay Blundell

Foundry College

Budges Gardens



RG40 1PX

Tel: 0118 334 1510

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