Our Curriculum Approach


Our aim at Cromer Academy is to provide an exceptional education for all our pupils; an education that brings out the best in all of them and prepares them for success in life.

Our broad, balanced and knowledge-rich curriculum is designed to provide children with the core knowledge they need for success in education and later life, to ensure they leave Cromer Academy with the qualifications needed to access the next level of their education, to develop the whole person and the talents of the individual and to allow all children to become well rounded, economically self-sufficient and respectful citizens.


Our curriculum has subject-specific knowledge at its heart, and we look to the academic disciplines for guidance on the most powerful knowledge to teach. We also seek to learn from research about how this knowledge can be retained in long-term memory, so that every child can reach their full potential and achieve excellent outcomes.

Our curriculum is both inclusive and ambitious: all our pupils are entitled to a broad, balanced and knowledge-rich curriculum. The development of our pupils academically, morally, physically and socially reaches far beyond the walls of the classroom, but it is the knowledge gained between these walls which sets them on the path to the happiness and success which they deserve.

In years 7, 8, and 9 we offer a broad and balanced, knowledge-rich curriculum that gives our pupils a strong academic grounding in preparation for GCSE study. Pupils will study core subjects of English, maths and science alongside history, geography, a modern foreign language,  philosophy, art, PE, design technology, computer science,  performing arts, music, art history and PSHE (which includes RSE).

In Key Stage 4 we offer a high-quality, academic curriculum, organised over two years to ensure our pupils achieve their potential and experience in-depth learning.

Our pupils study the core GCSE subjects of English, Maths, and Science. A majority of pupils also follow the English Baccalaureate, which means that pupils will also study a language and a humanity. In addition to this pupils choose options subjects from a broad range of high quality courses.

To find out more about our curriculum, please contact us

Click here for our 2022-23 Curriculum PlanRead our curriculum policy for more informationWe're part of the Inspiration Trust and share their knowledge rich curriculum. We make sure our curriculum is inclusive and accessible for all of our students. Read our principles to find out more about how we achieve this.