Our School Offer

Chadwick High offers its students an excellent opportunity to continue with their current studies or to start afresh. Our aim is to;

  • Assess each student to ensure that we understand their needs and how we can personalise their learning experience.
  • Provide a curriculum which meets the needs of learners be that academic or vocational.
  • Support students in a caring and nurturing environment based on strong, positive lines of communication.
  • Prepare our students to be ready for the next steps in their lives.


Chadwick High operates over 2 buildings on a single site;

  • Chadwick Old Building
  • Chadwick New Building

Each site has a particular group of learners which benefit from a personalised learning experience, underpinned by the culture and ethos of Chadwick High.

All of our students have the opportunity to study a curriculum which is in line with mainstream secondary, delivered by specialist teachers in small class sizes with a maximum of 8 students. The classrooms are well resourced and typically have an additional teaching assistant in support. Our current GCSE offer is;

Subject Board Link to Curriculum Area
English Language EDUQAS English
English Literature EDUQAS English
Maths AQA Maths
Science Double Award AQA Science
Art AQA Art
History AQA Humanities
Religious Education AQA RE
Physical Education EDEXCEL PE
Food Technology BTEC Catering
Citizenship AQA Citizenship
Princes Trust Prince’s Trust
Childcare AQA Child Development
Construction Skills ASDAN/NOCN Construction Skills
Geography Humanities

As well as the excellent teaching of each of the GCSE courses we offer by subject specialists, students will also have a key worker who will support them and communicate regularly with home. The relationship with the key worker is invaluable in ensuring that lines of communication are open and regular.

All students who attend Chadwick High are assessed to identify any unmet learning needs which may have gone unnoticed in prior settings. This information will help us better meet each students individual needs be that in supporting learning or applying for exam concessions.

We offer a very high level of student support as part of our standard offer to all students but if necessary we will involve an Educational Psychologist to develop additional supporting strategies or write a report to support an EHCP.

Complimenting our core GCSE offer we can provide a combined curriculum of Vocational and Academic courses for KS4 students. Our current offer is;

Vocational Strand Essential Education Personal Development
Construction Skills

ASDAN Construction Vocational Taster

NOCN  Construction Skills

GCSE English

GCSE Maths

GCSE Science



Princes Trust


Creative Skills

GCSE Childcare

Beauty Therapy

GCSE English

GCSE Maths

GCSE Science



Princes Trust


Students will spend two full days in the Construction and Creative workshops and two days in the Teaching rooms studying GCSE English, Maths, Science and PFWL.  The fifth day is dedicated to Personal Development and in partnership with AFC Fylde they will work on Leadership skills and complete AQA units in various relevant areas ie Finance, Citizenship and Employability. We can also support students with Work Related Learning.

Our offer is designed to meet the needs of the wide range of learners we work with, ensuring that they are engaged and are ready for the next steps be that college, apprenticeship or work with education.

To ensure that as many students as possible have a positive destination we give unparalleled support through our CEIAG programme (Careers Education Independent Advice Guidance). This includes career fairs, interviews, support with applications and visits to providers. We work towards the Gatsby Benchmarks which are;

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

Ensuring that students have a positive onward destination that is sustained is very important to us which is why we maintain contact with students for up to 3 years from date of leaving.

Link to Destination Data;Careers Information, Education and Guidance

If you would like to know more about what we can offer please do not hesitate to contact the school using the feedback form or call to make an appointment.


By visiting OFSTED, parents / carers can view our latest OFSTED reports as well as historic reports.
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At Chadwick, we seek to provide opportunities for all our students to develop resilience and positive mental health.
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We’ve provided links to a number of external resources that can help both KS3 and KS4 pupils with revision.
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The purpose of our policies is to provide a simple, practical framework for staff, learners and parents / carers.
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