Young people have the opportunity to develop to their full potential in preparation of their future life where there is a passion for learning and mutual respect for all.
The school's curriculum is broad and balanced, and includes, where appropriate, all of the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. There is a particular emphasis on core subjects and on personal skills, as to address significant gaps in previous learning.
Each student has a highly individualised programme of study which takes into account their particular difficulties, barriers and vulnerabilities.
At Key Stage 2 and 3, in addition to Maths, English and Science students study a range of subjects including ICT, Physical Education, Design Technology, Food and Nutrition, Art, Humanities, Life Skills, PSHE, Bushcraft and Outdoor Education.
At Key Stage 4 students are able to follow a more flexible curriculum including work based learning. Academic qualifications are offered at Entry and GCSE level for all subjects. I
In addition, Somerset School offer IMI Level 1 and 2 in Motor Vehicle Maintenance with partnership provided by other specialist facilities. Students are also able to follow vocational programmes in subjects such as Animal Care, Hair and Beauty, Construction and Metal work.
We actively promote opportunities to broaden student's experiences through a wide variety of educational visits and we work with other agencies to deliver projects both on and off the school site. We encourage students to make a positive contribution to society in many ways, including involving them in community and charity events throughout the school year.