Departments & Subjects
Our mission is to work with parents and the local community to provide a broad curriculum and a creative approach to learning. Our intent is to enable all students to fulfil their unique potential and make the world a better place through their informed choices and actions.
Our curriculum meets the requirements of national guidelines and explicitly intends to support students to become :
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have”
Design and Technology at The Arnewood School prepares students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, ethical, environmental and economic factors. Students will have opportunities to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise in workshops and specialist food and textiles environments. Our curriculum develops students’ confidence and ability to plan, prepare materials and ingredients, understand the properties of materials and chemical characteristics of food and to safely and confidently use a variety of equipment. Students can build on the skills and knowledge learnt at KS3 to specialise in construction, food or product design at KS4 and KS5. Our links with local businesses, building developers and suppliers provide a variety of opportunities for students to learn from real life situations and to see how their knowledge and skills can be applied in the world outside of school.