Curriculum Information

Key Stage 3:

Our two-year Key Stage 4 curriculum empowers students to develop academic knowledge, practical skills, and a sense of purpose as they transition into further education or the workforce. We offer a variety of pathways including BTECs and GCSEs to ensure our students are provided with every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Key Stage 4:

Option Subjects: 

GCSE: Art, Business Studies,  Design Technology, Drama, Geography,  History, Music, Spanish, Physical Education

BTEC: Construction and the Built Environment, Health & Social Care, Hospitality & Catering, Creative Media Production, Sport, Digital Information Technology

There are six 50 minute lessons per day apart from Wednesdays where there are five to allow for our extensive staff CPD programme to take place from 2:30 to 3:30pm every week. We also offer an extensive Careers and PSHE programme to ensure students are equipped for life outside of St Paul’s Academy. Our assemblies and tutor time programme promote our Catholic values of community, justice, a lifelong search toward truth and ensuring our students can be the very best versions of themselves .

Health and wellbeing 

At St Paul’s Academy we prioritise the mental health and well-being of our entire school community, including students, staff and parents. We understand the significant impact mental health has on our daily lives, learning and success. While we can’t eliminate all challenges our students face, we provide them with access to support, helping them develop resilience, emotional intelligence and coping skills. To foster a supportive well-being culture, we offer a comprehensive mental health programme, including:

  • Safeguarding and Inclusion Team
  • Support Provisions (Wellbeing hub, Counselling, mentoring, Buddy Program)
  • The Ark
  • Online Safety initiatives
  • Tutor Time Programme
  • Assemblies
  • Whole-school wellbeing events and extra-curricular activities


Our extensive enrichment programme enables us to nurture our students’ talents both within and outside the classroom. We have established strong partnerships and collaborations with Colfe’s Independent School; Greenwich Leisure Limited; Royal Geographical Society; Peabody Housing Association; Youth Sports Trust; Duke of Edinburgh London Regional Team; Shooters Hill Sixth Form College; Dulwich Harps GAA; CTK Sixth Form College; Power Mobile Gym and University Education.  We also offer a wide variety of extra-curricular sporting fixtures as well as trips to museums, art galleries, Parliament, the Galleries of Justice, Kensington Palace, to name a few as well as residential trips abroad.


St Paul’s Academy is a Catholic school founded on the belief that each student is God’s work of art and is beautifully and wonderfully made by God in his image. We encourage students to live this out each day by sharing God’s love with everyone by showing respect and kindness. St Paul’s Academy is a community of welcome where each person is recognised and valued. A student at our academy is always ready for learning and values the school as an academic institution where their behaviour and attitude supports them to be an active, independent and motivated learner. Our classrooms are learning spaces where students feel safe and welcomed and where they feel challenged to achieve their very best. We have very high expectations of both our students and staff via our STEPS to Success visible consistencies, as we strive to provide the young people in our care with every  opportunity to succeed intellectually, socially and spiritually during their five year journey at St Paul’s.

Curriculum Maps for Years 7 -11