Curriculum lead:

TNHA offers students a broad and balanced curriculum enabling them to leave our Academy fully equipped to play a role in modern Britain.  Our curriculum enables students to improve not only their academic abilities but also their personal skills.

At TNHA we want our students to…..

  • Be a good citizen and play an active role in their community
  • Be confident when talking to their peers and adults
  • Be able to work well as part of a team, listening and supporting others
  • Be knowledgeable of a wide range of cultures and be respectful of the rights and needs of others
  • Be resilient learners who can learn from their mistakes.
  • Be ambitious and aspire to ‘be the best that they can be’.

We also aim to provide our students with wider opportunities to broaden their experiences, enhance their learning, add to their employability skills and give them an understanding of the world of work.

To do this we encourage all subjects to make clear links with careers and employers relevant to their subject areas.  Students meet and engage with employers and in Year 10 have the opportunity to complete one week of work experience.  We believe that these opportunities provide students with the skills needed to be successful, ambitious learners.  We have strong links with local sixth forms and colleges and aspire to all of our students successfully entering post 16 education or apprenticeships.


Key Stage 3 & 4 Curriculum

Subject teams create exciting, relevant courses for students.  They focus not only on the academic skills but also on the personal skills that are essential for all subjects.  Team work, communication, literacy, numeracy and empathy are key skills we value.

All students in Key Sage 3 study the following subjects:

The Core subjects Humanities Creative Arts Physical Education Skills for Life

English (8 hours)



History (4 hours), Geography (4 hours), Modern Foreign Languages (4 hours), LOOL (PSHE) (2 hours)



Art, Music, Drama, Design Technology

(5 hours in total)


Physical Education (4 hours)

Reading and literacy lessons (1 hour) from September 2020.

Maths (8 hours)

Computer Studies (1 hour) from September 2020.

Science (8 hours)

Please click here for more information on the KS3 Curriculum


 Key Stage 4

Our KS4 curriculum is designed to be flexible and meet the needs of our learners.  We do this through a range of ‘pathways’ at KS4. All students have the opportunity to study the ‘core curriculum’ of English, Maths, Science, LOOL, and PE.  They are then able to choose from the following options:

History, Geography, GCSE PE, BTEC Business Studies, Travel and Tourism, Hospitality, Health & Social Care, Music, Art, Drama, DT, Computer Studies, MFL.   ASDAN qualifications, the Princes Trust programme and Functional Skills are also offered to some students.

Please click here for more information on the KS4 curriculum

The Core subjects Options Physical Education Skills for Life

English (8 hours)


Students choose 4 options from the list above.  (Each option has 5 hours allocated to it)


Physical Education (4 hours)


PSHE/ LOOL (2 hour)


Maths (8 hours)


Science (8 hours)

Through LOOL we deliver a series of lesson that cover Sex and Relationship Education, Careers, Personal safety, Mental Health awareness and British values.  Students have opportunities to study these topics through discussion, stories, role play, debating and film.  Students leave TNHA with the skills needed to be active citizens.

Enrichment opportunities:

At TNHA we want to encourage our students to be responsible, respectful and active citizens who are able to play their part in their local community and the world beyond.  Personal Development and character education are delivered through everything that happens at TNHA.  It is planned into academic subjects, delivered through pastoral time, modelled in behaviours around the academy and promoted through all that we do.

Students are given many opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities.  Educational visits are popular and are available to all students.  The MFL, Creative Arts and PE teams run successful residential trips to Spain, France and the Netherlands.  Day trips to local theatres, West End shows, coastal field trips and sporting activities are frequent.

After school clubs run from Tuesday to Friday and include drama, music, art, PE, revision classes, and homework club.

An up to date timetable of clubs will be available on this website (*Due to current circumstances after school clubs, with the exception of GCSE intervention, are suspended*).