“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.”
(OFSTED 2009)

The Curriculum

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.”
(OFSTED 2009)

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
Maths Geography
Religious Education History
Science Modern Foreign Languages
Art Physical Education
Computing Music

For more information on the Citizenship and Sex and Relationships education please see the relevant 
policies.“Teaching and Learning are outstanding.”
(OFSTED 2009)

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.




Art Maths
Business Studies Media Studies
Computing Music
Drama Religious Studies
English Physical Education
French Product Design
Geography Science
German Sociology
Graphic Products Spanish

6th Form

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


Art Biology
BTEC L3 Business Extended Diploma BTEC Level 3Extended Diploma in Sport
Business Studies 21 Cambridge Technicals IT 22
Chemistry Computer Science
Computing Extended Project
Economics English Literature
French Geography
German Graphic Communications
History Mathematics/Further Mathematics
Media Physics
Politics Product Design (3D Design)
Psychology Religious Studies
Sociology Spanish


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