The Little Ilford School curriculum reflects our statement of purpose. We aim to be a school community that is `Learning Together, Achieving Together, Succeeding Together.'

To do this we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that supports inclusion, meets the needs of all our students and sets high standards. The intention is to provide support and intervention earlier in the students’ school life to ensure that they are confident and secure in their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. In partnership with the London Borough of Newham, parents and the community, we aim to provide clear progression and continuity across Key Stages 3 and 4 by building on and developing learning through links with our partner primary schools, the Manor Park Schools Community Association and KS5 partners.

In Years 7 and 8 students follow a broad curriculum that develops their skills, knowledge and understanding in English, maths, science, history, geography, art, design and technology, MFL (Spanish/French), music, drama, ICT, RE and PE. Students also have the choice of following a particular passion through Careers School, in a triple lesson every alternate week such as: Dance, Print Making, Robotics, School Newspaper, Song Writing and Visual Effects.

Students in Year 8 choose four GCSE subjects to study in Year 9 – 11 combined with our core GCSEs of English Language and Literature; Mathematics and Science. Alongside this, students will study core PE and RE. This curriculum offer aims to support most students to achieve at least eight 9 – 4 grades at GCSE, as well as achieving the EBACC. There are also Enrichment days for citizenship to cover sex education and British values and a tutorial programme run during registration which covers reading, current affairs, anti-bullying and emotional well-being.


  • To enhance students’ life chances
  • To prepare students for the 21st century
  • To develop students’ skills to enable them to be economically active
  • To create a culture of lifelong learning * To provide a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum within the context of statutory National Curriculum and GCSE requirements, now and in the future
  •  To provide a curriculum which is relevant and flexible that allows equality of access for all and acknowledges individual specific needs
  • To involve and enable parents as partners in their child's learning Implementation:
  • Having clear schemes of learning (SOL) which plan through KS3 and KS4 to develop the appropriate skills, content and knowledge to be successful learners.
  • Comprehensive, high quality programme of CPD which is focused on having a measurable impact on learners * Assess progress at appropriate times throughout a SOL
  • Careers School – so that students develop the skills for the world of work through creative learning
  • Development of problem solving, creative and abstract thinking Impact:
  • Most students to achieve at least the minimum of the national expectations for rates of progress and more able students to progress more quickly
  • Aiming towards 100% of students achieving 8+ 4 or above grades (including English + maths)
  • The majority of students access an EBACC qualification
  • Transference of skills
  • Ensuring economic well-being and becoming good citizens in an ever changing global environment

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