All students at St. Clares have access to a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant curriculum, which includes National Curriculum entitlement. Class sizes are kept small, allowing programmes to be devised to suit the needs of each student. Personal as well as academic skills are nurtured to encourage the development of confident, well-adjusted, sensitive and independent young people.
All students at St. Clares have a Local Education Authority Statement of Special Educational Need. This is reviewed annually with students and parent/carers. Students work towards Individual Education Plan targets every half term.
As in any secondary school, the secondary curriculum is organised so that students receive tuition from subject specialists in Food Technology, Design Technology and Information Technology. Full National Curriculum entitlement forms the basis of study but students are also offered a variety of other opportunities according to performance and need.
Emphasis is placed on the preparation of the individual for a happy and independent life outside St. Clares. In Year 11 students undertake Work Experience.
External examinations are now available in a number of subjects. Achievement tests in Mathematics, Literacy, Science, P.E., Religious Education and Art G.C.S.E. are on offer to all students. All students also complete the ASDAN Youth Award accredited scheme.
Every student leaves St. Clares with a National Record of Achievement. This is a summary of all they have achieved during their school experience.
Parent/carers of the Year 11 group are invited in to the "Leavers Award Ceremony" held in July every year.