The new school will be an 11-16 comprehensive school serving its local community, with a total capacity of 900 pupils (180 in each of the five year groups).
To help equip pupils with the full range of academic and personal skills necessary to thrive in the 21st Century, the new school will have a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics or STEAM. Instead of a traditional educational curriculum, which treats each of these subjects separately, STEAM reinforces the connection between them all through the opportunity for project-based learning, reflecting the reality of the workplace. This new approach to interdisciplinary learning will be supported through close collaborations with Gloucestershire College, the University of Gloucestershire, and partners from industry and business.
The STEAM subjects will sit within an overall curriculum that is broad and balanced, and the school will promote ambition, leadership, and the determination to do one’s personal best in a supportive, inclusive community.