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The Curriculum - An Introduction

The Curriculum at Baskerville School is designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and the specific learning needs of each individual student. Students come to Baskerville School and we prepare them for the next phase in their education.

Our curriculum has been developed as a result of listening to students, parents and staff. All groups agreed that our curriculum needed to prepare students for life beyond Baskerville School. It also includes the discreet curriculum with an emphasis on lifelong learning.

In order to achieve their potential, students require nationally recognised accreditation and qualifications to establish progression pathways into adult life.

We celebrate culture, faith and diversity including promoting fundamental British values through activities which cover spiritual, moral, cultural and social aspects; these are embedded in our curriculum.

Baskerville School states:

  • We will ensure the entitlement of each student to access a variety of opportunities to promote academic, social, emotional and physical development.
  • We will use autistic specific, empathetic approaches and an autistic sympathetic learning environment to promote student learning and personal development.
  • We will provide choices and challenges in order to maximise potential and build upon strengths and interests.
  • All the members of the school community are valued equally and work in partnership with parents, carers and the wider community.
  • We will work within a supportive school framework to promote and celebrate individual success, integration into the wider community and prepare students for life after school.

Personalised Learning Pathways

We have four personalised learning pathways: yellow, purple, green and red which are designed to meet the needs of individual students depending upon their abilities and preferences.

Personalised Learning Pathways

We use the achievement continuum to map the students' progress through the pathways. We have created our own achievement continuum for the purple and green pathways. Each continuum has 10 stages of development.

Curriculum Map and Progression Routes

Progression Routes


French display board.
A history trip to Warwick Castle.

Key Stage 4 Science lesson.
One of the English focus topics for Key Stage 3.

Horticulture in Key Stage 4.
Using symbols to aid students' understanding.