At Maiden Erlegh School in Reading we aim to deliver a high quality curriculum with a range of pathways that provide a stimulating and demanding education for students of all abilities.

We believe that our personalised curriculum produces:

  • Rigour, high standards, coherence across disciplines
  • A core of essential knowledge in the key subject disciplines
  • Freedom for teachers to use professionalism and expertise
  • Memorable experiences which put learning in a wider context
  • A wide range of opportunities for personalised stretch, challenge and support
  • A range of rigorous assessment opportunities which support high quality of information advice and guidance for students and parents
  • Varied option choices for all groups of students including the most able and SEND
  • Varied progression routes for all students post-16

Running through all of our curriculum, including the pastoral curriculum, are strands of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education (SMSC) which cover themes such as:

  • Making and maintaining positive relationships
  • Staying safe and healthy (including Relationships and Sex Education and cyber-safety)
  • Respect of self and others
  • Equality and inclusion – especially tolerance, respect and understanding of people from protected groups, including those with different faiths and beliefs
  • British values e.g.: rights and responsibilities, democracy and the rule of law

For further information about what students will be studying and the options that are available to them please download our Curriculum Statement.

Withdrawal from RE

Parents have the right to choose whether or not to withdraw their child from RE without influence from the school, although a school should ensure parents or carers are informed of this right and are aware of the educational objectives and content of the RE syllabus. In this way, parents can make an informed decision. Where parents have requested that their child is withdrawn, their right must be respected, and where RE is integrated in the curriculum, the school will need to discuss the arrangements with the parents or carers to explore how the child’s withdrawal can be best accommodated. If students are withdrawn from RE, schools have a duty to supervise them, though not to provide additional teaching or to incur extra cost. Students will usually remain on school premises.

Should you wish to withdraw your son or daughter from RE, please contact the Headteacher in writing.

If you require further information regarding the curriculum, please contact Mrs Gibbs Deputy Headteacher, via the School Office.