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‘I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.’ John: 10 v10

At NCEA our purpose is to educate the whole child by providing a rich curriculum which is broad, balanced and intellectually fulfilling; providing our students with a sense of awe and wonder and a thirst for learning. Our curriculum develops characteristics that enable students to achieve academically and personally - aspiration, resilience, independence, self-motivation, engagement and confidence. It is underpinned by our ARCH values of Achievement, Respect, Charity, Humility, with the keystone of Jesus, and supported by wisdom and service.

Through our curriculum offer we aim to develop responsible, active members of society who can experience and appreciate life in all its fullness by

  • Providing an intellectually fulfilling, broad, balanced and coherent curriculum where knowledge and skills build both on what has been taught and towards expected end points, securing strong outcomes.
  • Reflect local context – addressing typical gaps in knowledge and skills and structured to provide support for all students to access the curriculum in order to maximise student’s future opportunities.
  • Providing a curriculum that is flexible and responsive to the needs of a range of learners with suitable academic transitions and pathways for all students including EBACC.
  • In line with our Christian vision, we believe we have each been given unique talents and abilities and we want everyone in our community to develop these, along with our values, as fully as possible.
  • Exposing students to the best that has been thought and said, broadening their horizons and learning beyond the classroom through exposure to different cultures, so students leave school with a sense of wonder, and the desire to go on learning as adults, contributing to the wider community.
  • Growing spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, including developing an understanding of British values
  • Giving opportunities to develop an understanding of the world we live in and give access to training, work related learning, further education and employment to prepare students for life and work.