Benefactorum Recordatio Jucundissima Est

Things done well make the best memories

Sir Norton Knatchbull - 1637


At NKS, we offer a rich curriculum underpinned by academic rigour and breadth. Our students are keen and voracious learners. The curriculum seeks to impart the powerful knowledge that students need to progress within subject disciplines and engage with the world around them intellectually and confidently. 

The content is always under review ensuring that students are able to engage with to the most up to date information. From September 2023 a three-year KS3 structure will see students in year 7, 8 and 9 covering an enriched and broadened KS3 National Curriculum with all subjects being overwhelmingly delivered by subject specialists. We then launch GCSE subjects in Year 10 allowing students to really immerse themselves in their chosen subjects and go beyond the examined curriculum.

All students take the English Baccalaureate suite of subjects at GCSE Level – encompassing English Language and English Literature, Mathematics, Sciences, at least one Humanity and a foreign language – and have a range of other creative and practical GCSE options to select from.

We remain proud of the range of subjects on offer at A-Level, traditional and modern, alongside the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities that arise across the students’ time at the school. The students’ academic work is supported and stretched through the Knatchbull Baccalaureate which seeks to foster higher order thinking, enrichment activities, leadership and excellence.

Please note that the current curriculum maps are correct for this year but will be updated for the next academic year as we move towards a three year model for Key Stage 3.