“St Bonaventure’s continues to be an outstanding school, providing a community where each individual student can grow spiritually, academically and socially as outlined by its mission.”
Personalised Learning is at the heart of our curriculum content and structure. Our curriculum provision enables boys to study a balanced challenging programme of studying which ensures they achieve their full potential.
We believe that our curriculum significantly enhances the learning experiences of our boys and the community and gives them the best possible chance of progression and to succeed in their lives.
We were recognised as Outstanding (OFSTED 2009) in relation to our curriculum, teaching and learning, and care guidance and support. We continually strive to improve our service to the boys through regular self-evaluation.
“Students have affection for their school and very good attitudes to learning.”
Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
Boys study a broad curriculum in a 25 period week. Opportunities for extended learning and cross curricular work occur throughout the academic year. This includes drop down days on Citizenship and Sex and Relationship Education. Students will also get the opportunity to attend extended assemblies and visit the Houses of Parliament as part of their Citizenship studies.
|Key Stage 3 Subjects|
|English||Design and Technology|
|Science||Modern Foreign Languages|
For more information on the Citizenship and Sex and Relationships education please see the relevant policies.“Teaching and Learning are outstanding.”
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 – 11)
All pupils study Religious Education, English Literature, English Language, Maths, Science and a Modern Foreign Language. There are four curriculum routes through Key Stage 4, each aimed at allowing our pupils to fulfil their true potential . All students will study at least eight GCSEs with the opportunity to gain a number of future qualifications based on ability. Students will also be offered additional literacy support if identified as needing so.
|KEY STAGE 4 SUBJECTS|
|Business Studies||Media Studies|
Our 6th Form is a real strength of our school and the majority of our Year 11 boys stay to pursue their Post-16 education with us.
There is a wide range of subject choice including 2 Year A’ Level linear courses and Level 3 BTEC qualifications.
Key Stage 5 Subjects
|BTEC L3 Business Extended Diploma||BTEC Level 3Extended Diploma in Sport|
|Business Studies 21||Cambridge Technicals IT 22|
|Politics||Product Design (3D Design)|
In addition to this students receive information, advice and guidance enabling progression to University, apprenticeships and the employment opportunities available. Progression rates into Higher Education are excellent, in 2018 100% of our students progressed successfully into university, apprenticeships or employment.
6th Form makes many contributions to school life e.g. mentoring younger students, fundraising, delivering assemblies and acting as positive role models to the boys. 6th Former’s complete a wide range of activities relating to their personal, spiritual and social development, which contributes greatly to the school and wider community.
For further information on the 6th Form please see the 6th Form web pages, request a 6th Form Prospectus:
The 6th Form prospectus contains all the information about our Post-16 courses and the entry requirements. You can request a 6th Form Prospectus by sending an email to the 6th Form Team