Curriculum & Assessment

The Curriculum

Pupils entering The Avenue School at nursery age will follow an adapted Early Years curriculum until they reach the age of 8 years. At this point, teachers and parents will decide which of three curriculum pathways is most suitable for pupils depending upon their needs and long-term goals.

We avoid rigid placement within a pathway and movement between pathways is possible following re-evaluation of a pupil’s needs and progress. Each curriculum pathway is enriched through therapeutic interventions, the performing arts, outside learning opportunities and employee encounters or work experience. In addition, objectives for lessons for some pupils may be taken from  ASDAN Life Skills Challenge, Read, Write Inc., Maths No Problem, or the National Curriculum.

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