The Clifton Centre Curriculum Overview header
The Clifton Centre Curriculum Overview header


The curriculum at The Clifton Centre PRU intends to promote learning, personal growth and development.

It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also a range of extra-curricular vocational and placement activities that the centre organises both onsite and with outside agencies, in order to enrich the experience and address the challenges of the students. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the students learn from the way they are treated and supported. We aim to teach the students those positive, responsible attitudes, developing knowledge and skills, including social and basic life skills so that they may become contributory members of the extended community.

Statement of Assessment
We aim to provide a variety of qualifications which provide all students with the opportunity to achieve their full potential by the most appropriate and direct route. Our Assessment Policy is based on the concepts of equality, diversity, clarity, consistency and openness.


  • To close the gaps in learning
  • To re-engage in learning
  • To promote independent and collaborative working
  • To raise self esteem
  • To build resilience
  • To equip students with the tools they need to be able to learn
  • To promote British values
  • To prepare students for post 16 destinations
  • To promote moral, spiritual and cultural values


  • Quality teaching
  • Individualised learning
  • Provision maps
  • A broad and balanced curriculum
  • Clear base-lining
  • Progress tracking
  • Interventions for students not making progress
  • Weekly curriculum offer reviews
  • Vocational learning on and off site
  • Student views to promote a clear understanding of their own learning and how they can achieve
  • A strong pastoral team to work in partnership to help remove barriers to learning and improve engagement
  • Successful partnership working with other parents/carers, other agencies and AP’s, etc
  • Close liaison with colleges, training providers and work placements.


  • 96% of students achieved both Maths and English GCSE’s.
  • 33% of students achieved at least one Grade 9-4 qualification.
  • 24% of students gained both Maths and English at Grade 4 or above.
  • Functional Skills English Level 1 pass rate: 85%
  • Functional Skills English Level 2 pass rate: 33%
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1 pass rate: 83%
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2 pass rate: 35%
  • Students left with an average of 7 qualifications including GCSE’s, B tech awards, Functional Skills and Duke of Edinburgh Award.
  • As well as Maths and English students gained accreditation in Art and Design, PSE, Science, Creative Technology as well as vocational subjects including: Construction, Design, Sport and Leisure, Hair and Beauty and Hospitality and Catering.