Key Stage Three


Key Stage Three marks a transition for pupils from primary to secondary education. Pupils in Key Stage Three are now based in our purpose built secondary site building within the grounds of Wood Green mainstream secondary school, they wear a different uniform and will encounter new rules.

In terms of curriculum pupils will continue to experience the theme curriculum they were familiar with in Key Stage Two and One. There is an emphasis on communication, language and literacy (CLL), personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE), physical development (PD), Maths and, where appropriate, positive behaviour support. Pupils will also experience other subjects, such as Geography, Science, History, Art, and Modern Foreign Languages, through the use of curriculum themes. There are three themes each academic year and these are taught on a four year rolling programme. Themes include topics such as; Rivers and Floods, My Busy Body, To the Rescue, and Electricity.

Throughout the three years of Key Stage three we aim to increase confidence, independence and social skills. From cooking lunch to shopping and doing laundry we aim to ready the pupils for the next transition to Key Stage Four and a more varied curriculum that focuses on acquiring life skills that will allow these young adults to live as independently as possible.