New Rush Hall School

Ofsted outstanding

Ofsted outstanding


In designing our curriculum we have taken account of a wide range of factors. 

All of our pupils present challenging behaviour and/or experience significant emotional, social or mental health difficulties. All have also been unsuccessful in mainstream education.

Our curricular aim is two-fold. We need to help young people understand their feelings and manage their behaviour in ways that will enable them to be more successful in their lives. Secondly we want to enable them to re-engage with learning and acquire skills and qualifications which will serve them well in school, post-school and as citizens in the community.

The curriculum centres on key academic subjects including English, Maths, Science, ICT, Art, Humanities subjects, as well as PE, Food Technology and Spanish, which is the only language and is taught across the school from KS2 to KS4. In addition Secondary pupils are timetabled for Horticulture, Enterprise, Performance and Employability Skills.

Secondary pupils do courses which lead to a range of qualifications including GCSE, BTEC, Functional Skills, Entry Level Certificate, ASDAN and Sports Leaders Award.

We continue to use levels as part of our rigorous pupil progress tracking system and are working with other schools in the Challenge Partnership to develop new models of academic assessment. Additionally we use the Muntham House Outcomes wheel to track behavioural, emotional and social progress, as well as detailed in-house systems to monitor behavioural progress. 

Please note that as our cohort of pupils is small, we are unwilling to publish the results as this compromises pupil confidentiality.  Please contact the school if you would like further information.