Welcome to the Curriculum at Chipping Campden School

The curriculum at Chipping Campden School is a rich tapestry of knowledge that draws on the best that has been thought and said. Our subject teams have carefully designed the curriculum so that students progress through it, gaining a breadth and depth of understanding and skills which ensure they are equipped to make important decisions about the next key stage in their learning journey. The rich, diverse and challenging curriculum at Chipping Campden School is ambitious for every student at every stage of their education. The teaching and learning of students with SEND has been at the centre of curriculum design and we support equal opportunities for every student to access the full breadth of the curriculum - a curriculum that seeks to inspire curiosity, an outward-looking mindset and above all, the skills and desire to engage in a life-long love of learning.

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The accessibility policy
The SEND policy

At key stage 4, students have a range of twenty or more traditional, creative or practical subjects to choose from to balance the broad EBacc core made up by English, Maths, the Sciences, a language and a Humanities subject (Geography or History) – this core of subjects prepares students for the demands of their next steps. Click here to access the electronic version of our most recent options booklet to read more. Post-16, as students really begin to specialise, the choices are wider still with over thirty different A level and level 3 qualifications, including a suite of five vocational subjects, which means that there is a combination of courses for almost all at Chipping Campden School. Click here to link to our dedicated sixth form website where you will find the electronic prospectus which outlines the breadth of courses on offer.

Our subject leaders have set out their curriculum maps for you here with a range of embedded links through which you can consolidate your learning and take it further independently. Using these maps, you will understand how what you are learning today links to what you learned yesterday and indeed lays the foundations for what you will learn in the future.
As for parents and carers, these maps will give you an appreciation of the concepts and ideas students are working hard to master. We trust they will help you engage in and maintain focused conversations about learning beyond the confines of the school building. Should you have any questions, please just get in touch with the relevant subject teacher or if your questions are more general in nature, please do not hesitate to email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The RSE curriculum (Relationships and Sex Education) has been equally carefully designed and sequenced and, like all subjects, it remains under constant review. At various calendared points of the year the main timetable is suspended in order for students to engage with high-quality teaching on a range of important areas. The RSE curriculum is designed to support our wider work at school in helping to foster students’ wellbeing and develop resilience and character that we know are fundamental to students being happy, successful, and productive members of society. The overview below sets out quite how wide-ranging and significant this aspect of the curriculum is. Further questions on this specific element of the curriculum would best be directed to Miss Blackwell on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beyond all of this, an extensive programme of extra curricular opportunities, including the Excel programme, is published each term, and students are encouraged to make the most of all the opportunities that these activities afford them. More information about this important element of school life can be found by clicking through to the extra curricular page. In addition, opportunities such the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and World Challenge, as well as educational visits both within the UK and abroad, contribute to the rich fabric of life at Chipping Campden School, where allstudents are inspired to learn and empowered to excel.


School opening hours:

The school is open from 8am and students are expected to be onsite by 8.45. The first bell goes at 8.50 giving students time to get to morning register by 8.55. The school day then runs as follows:

9.00 period 1
10.00 period 2
11.00 morning break
11.30 period 3
12.30 period 4
1.30 lunch break
2.00 tutor period
2.30 period 5

Buses depart from 3.40pm. As such, students are onsite for almost 7 hours a day and 35 hours per week. Students have 5 hours and 30 minutes tuition per day, adding up to 27 hours and 30 minutes per week. If you would like any further information, such as the number of curriculum hours committed to specific subjects at different key stages, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the staff will direct your enquiry to the appropriate person.


Dan Rushworth
Vice Principal - Curriculum



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