The pupils who attend Foundry College display a wide range of social, emotional and mental health needs which, by their very nature, can affect their progress. The college therefore provides a flexible academic curriculum that addresses all areas of pupil needs and supports the holistic ‘hidden curriculum” or Foundry Curriculum. All pupils study English and Maths. In addition, pupils select other available options in response to their specific interests.
The academic curriculum at Foundry College intends to promote learning and personal growth. It includes not only the formal requirements, but also a range of vocational, placement and cultural activities that the College organises, both onsite and with outside agencies, in order to enrich the experience and address the challenges faced by the pupils. We aim to teach the pupils at Foundry College positive, responsible attitudes developing knowledge and skills, including social and basic life skills, so that they may become contributory members of the extended community.
Organisation and Planning
Subject plans address aims and objectives and long term plans, with particular consideration of the needs of young people with social, emotional and mental health needs difficulties in a diverse society. Long term as well as medium term plans are reviewed regularly in line with current curriculum changes and the changing needs of the college population.
Qualifications on offer 2022-2023
|Functional Skills English||AQA||Entry Level, Level 1 & 2|
|English Language||AQA & Cambridge||GCSE & IGCSE|
|Functional Skills Maths||AQA||Entry Level, Level 1 & 2|
|Maths||Edexcel/Pearson||GCSE & IGCSE|
|Biology / Human Biology||AQA/ Edexcel/Pearson||GCSE/IGCSE|
|Food & Cookery||NCFE||Level 1 & 2|
|PSE||AQA||Entry Level, Level 1 & 2|
|Sport||OCR||Level 1 & 2|
|Health and Social Care||AQA||GCSE|
|Occupational Studies in the Workplace||NCFE||Level 1 & 2|
|Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma||CITY & GUILDS||Level 1 & 2|
|Creative Craft||NCFE||Level 1 & 2|
“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”
“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”
“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”