Curriculum at Leigh Academy Rainham is defined as the blueprint for all that will be taught, learnt and experienced by students within and beyond the classroom environment. Our vision that students will ‘Dream, Believe and Achieve’ is underpinned by the high quality curriculum on offer that is not only  broad and innovative but designed to improve the life chances of our young people.

Students will not only become masters in each of the disciplines but understand holistic overarching concepts that link academic and vocational subjects, PSHRE and the fundamental british values; this will be achieved through an ongoing cycle of inquiry, application, assessment and improvement. Thoughtful cross-curricular planning ensures that topics between different subjects are well sequenced and aligned with a cohesive, coherent and chronological approach to the holistic delivery of concepts and content. This exposes students to limitless cross-curricular connections provoking students to make fascinating links and cumulatively gain knowledge which is embedded in their long term memory.

IB Learner Profile with the attributes written in the background in different colours.

It is our duty to ensure that students leave the academy with the necessary personal, academic and social skills and cultural capital needed to thrive and succeed in their chosen careers.

Our intent is that the Curriculum:

  • Provides a broad, innovative and balanced curriculum that is challenging, comprehensive,  underpinned by the principles of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program and is accessible to all students, regardless of academic ability or need. 
  • Delivers opportunities for students to become accomplished and reflective lifelong learners, with useful, transferable skills, enhanced digital literacy and well embedded schemas of knowledge and understanding across a range of disciplines, including numeracy, and literacy.
  • Fosters a culture in which students are independent, highly ambitious and achieve to the best of their ability, opening doors to a variety of future opportunities and enabling them to access further education and careers of their choice. 
  • Expands students’ perspectives through a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural opportunities, creating globally aware young citizens with a sense of moral and social responsibility who also have the necessary IB Profile attributes to overcome the challenges they are likely to encounter in life.

Subject Disciplines

  • Language & Literature
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Individuals & Societies – Humanities and RE
  • Arts
  • Language Acquisition – MFL
  • Design
  • Physical Education & Health
Our Subjects

‘You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.’  – Maya Angelou