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In Years 7, 8 and 9 students follow a broad and balanced curriculum. 

The subjects are:


Physical Education

Art & Design







Religious Education

German or  Spanish


Design & Technology



In Years 10 and 11 all students study the following subjects:

English Language

Science (Trilogy) or Triple Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) French, German, Spanish or Portuguese

English Literature

Mathematics Religious Studies


Physical Education

In addition they also have the choice of studying two or three of the following subjects to GCSE level:



Art Music
Geography Drama Media Studies
Child Development Food Technology Sports Studies
Textiles Technology Computing ICT
Sociology Latin

Additional Modern Foreign Languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian

Notre Dame is committed to keeping teaching groups as small as possible and in most classes there are approximately 26 students.


As a Language College we offer a greater range of languages than many schools.


Clubs and after school activities can play a vital role in the all-round development of your daughter, providing fantastic support and opportunities to continue learning after normal lessons end. 

Additionally, after school clubs and activities will give your daughter a chance to mix with the wider school community and play a more inclusive role at Notre Dame. 

Here at Notre Dame, we offer a wide range of free Extended School activities. These include:

  • Home learning clubs
  • Sports clubs
  • Language clubs
  • Science clubs
  • Maths clubs
  • Dance clubs
  • Drama clubs
  • Music clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Debating club

Please see 'Our School' tab for further details. 


If a parent has a serious concern about the school curriculum or related matters the parent should, in the first instance, contact Ms Hong Nguyen, Assistant Head, to arrange a discussion about their concern:


 If the parent is dissatisfied with the outcome of the discussion the parent may then submit a formal complaint to the Headteacher.  This must be done in writing, stating that it is a formal complaint, clearly specifying its nature.

 A detailed set of procedures to deal with formal complaints is available on request from the School.