The ultimate goal of Chellaston Academy’s five/seven year curriculum is to create well rounded 21st Century citizens that have the opportunity to transition into the next stage of their lives, leaving with successful outcomes which lead to future learning and employment.  This will be true for all students, regardless of starting point, ability or social background.


We want our students to be good citizens, good employees, good partners and good role models for future generations.


The Curriculum at Chellaston Academy provides opportunities for all students to experience a broad range of subjects and be prepared for life beyond the Academy.


Our Key Stage 3 Curriculum is shaped by the requirements of the National Curriculum.  In the spring term of Year 9, our Pathways process begins.  Students are fully supported as they choose subjects they will study for public examinations in Year 11 in addition to core Maths, English Language, English Literature and Science.  Our offer includes a range of GCSE and Vocational subjects and enables students to continue in education or enter the world of work via an apprenticeship route.


A full copy of our Curriculum Policy and details of our KS4 Curriculum Offer and last years' Year 9 Pathways can be found from the links below:



NB: Details for Year 9 Pathways for this current academic year can be found on our Firefly system here.  You will need your login details in order to access these.  Please contact form tutors if you need any assistance.


Our Key Stage 5 Curriculum offers a range of subjects which provide our students with a wide variety of career path options when they leave us.  The final offer each year is dependent on student uptake for each subject at the stage of application. Our offer is reviewed annually and reflects information gleaned from an analysis of our destinations data and contact with our Alumni.  Details of our current KS5 Curriculum Offer can be found in our Sixth Form Prospectus which will be available soon.


Our Curriculum Offer at all stages is supported by a careers programme which is delivered in Personal Development lessons and sessions led by local employers.


Our Wider Curriculum provision is extensive and participation is high. This enables our students to further develop the skills necessary to be successful in their life beyond the Academy.


An example of some of the activities that contribute to our wider curriculum will be provided here soon.


The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools.  The academy uses strategies within the National Curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students.   The examples that follow show some of the many ways Chellaston Academy seeks to embed British values.  Details about how the Academy promotes British Values can be found in our British Values Statement here.


For further information regarding our Curriculum, please contact