Curriculum Intent

At NUSA, our curriculum furnishes our students with the subject knowledge and personal development to empower them to ‘write their own life story’. The key focus throughout our curriculum emphasises embedding literacy and numeracy across all the subjects that we teach. We firmly believe that both literacy and numeracy are the keys to opening the door to learning and access to a broad range of opportunities beyond NUSA.

Each subject places specialist vocabulary, reading and class talk at the heart of their curriculum planning to create confident, articulate young people who are empowered to write, and own, their story. We carefully select ambitious knowledge to be taught across all subjects and ensure that this builds on the knowledge learnt at KS2.

Alongside the subject specific knowledge, we also ensure that students are provided with the opportunities to develop their understanding of careers in each of the subject areas, so that they are fully equipped to make ambitious choices for their future beyond NUSA.

Subjects and Departments

Each subject/department in the school has its own section of the website featuring information about courses, homework, latest departmental news (where applicable) and lots more. Use the links below to visit the individual sections.

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Latest News

    • Coronation of King Charles III
      Celebration of the King's Coronation (Whole School - 02/05/2023)
    • Eid Mubarak!
      Happy Eid al-Fitr 2023 (Whole School - 21/04/2023)
    • Ramadan Mubarak!
      We extend our warmest wishes to all of our pupils, parents, colleagues and our communities. (Whole School - 23/03/2023)
    • NUSA in Parliament
      NUSA praised in Parliament, in the lead up to Holocaust Memorial Day (Whole School - 30/01/2023)
    • We are raising money!
      Our trust is raising money this winter to help families in our school communities (Whole School - 05/12/2022)

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