Values and Vision

Our purpose is to educate our young people to help them become responsible, engaged individuals, leading happy successful lives.


The guiding values in everything we do are:

• Togetherness

• Individuality

• Innovation

• Quality

• Excellence


Our school will be the school of first choice, proud of its unique rural community, outward-looking, ambitious and excelling, working with:

• Our students to create a safe, outstanding and happy learning environment in which all young people flourish

• Our staff to make this a great place to work, where people are inspired and supported to be the best they can be

• Our cluster to make it mutually supportive

• Our community to make this a place for lifelong learning, an engaged partner for sharing resources, operating in a sustainable manner and providing excellent value for money

• Our partners in further education and employers to develop an attractive stream of responsible, rounded individuals ready and able to take the next step in their lives

Achieving Excellence Together,

we intend the learners who come to Old Buckenham High School to thrive. The Curriculum will be:

• inclusive

• rich

• flexible

• engaging and fun

•excellent preparation for life beyond school

The Structure

Our curriculum will be innovatively designed and incorporate the very best practice we can find, that we judge meets the personalised needs of our learners.

It will feature:

• A well-constructed “bridge” from KS2 to KS3

• A KS3 that is condensed for some students in the core subjects

• Some learners taking GCSEs early

• A broad range of assessment opportunities

• Enriched opportunities for all learners to enjoy and achieve in addition to the traditionally assessed subjects

• Regular opportunities to collapse the “normal” timetable

• The cross-curricular dimensions of Healthy Lifestyles, Community Participation and Technology and the Media

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

• Strong elements of collaboration

• A flexible staffing structure to ensure that it is future-proofed