We believe that learning is an active process, which should be rewarding, interesting and enjoyable. So we have designed a curriculum that will enthuse and engage our students, and give them the skills and knowledge they will need to launch into adult life.

A broad and balanced curriculum

Our core curriculum is based on the national curriculum, but we don’t stop there. We seek to enrich the everyday with extra learning opportunities which go far beyond what’s expected.

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Our enrichment programme gives students the chance to try new and different activities, and discover hidden passions and talents.

Thematic learning

Designed to bring the Archer Academy vision to life, Thematic Learning is a real highlight of our curriculum. It gives students the chance to explore a topic in depth, across a range of subjects, inspiring their curiosity and honing their analytical skills.

Extra-curricular activities

From sports and performing arts clubs to scholars groups and Bright Ideas lectures, there’s always something going on at the Archer Academy.


During their time with us, our students are supported to build their own Archer Bookcase – a set of books which they will read together and have to keep.

Digital school

Our online provision has been expanded and enhanced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and is a core part of our teaching strategy.

Careers & employability

We have created a programme of support and events to raise our students’ aspirations and help them start thinking about what their futures might look like.