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The De Montfort School Curriculum Statement

The De Montfort School Curriculum

The prime aim of TDMS is to support successful futures. Our vision is that all students should have the opportunity to attend the top universities and we believe the best way to do this is to offer a curriculum that:

  • supports students' academic success by promoting knowledge based learning;
  • is academically challenging and rigorous;
  • is broad and balanced offering both breadth and depth; and
  • promotes students' social, moral, spiritual and cultural development

Our courses in Years 7 to 11 comply with the requirements of the National Curriculum. The curriculum is reviewed each year.

KS2 (Year 6)


In Key Stage 2 students follow a broad and balanced curriculum. We follow a typical primary model, where most lessons are delivered by the students’ class teacher. As Year 6 pupils within a secondary setting, students benefit from a huge variety of specialist facilities for their lessons, including for Drama, Sport, Science and Computing. Further details for each subject can be found within the curriculum plans for each subject.

Further details for each subject can be found within the curriculum plans for each subject.

Curriculum Plans for Year 6


We operate a one-week timetable based on 30 lessons. The table below shows how this provision is divided up across all the subjects:

English8 Lessons
Mathematics8 Lessons
Humanities3 Lessons
Physical Education2 Lessons
Science2 Lessons
Art1 Lessons
Drama1 Lessons
Design Technology1 Lessons
Music1 Lessons
Computer Science1 Lessons
French1 Lessons
PSHE1 Lesson


Students gain new skills in a wide range of subjects and welcome the challenging learning opportunities that open up for them.

When students begin their educational journey at TDMS in Year 6, this eases transition into Key Stage 3 and beyond. In fact, our Key Stage 4 results for 2019 show that students that join us in Year 6 have an average Progress 8 score of +0.68, well above the National Average.