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At Sharples, we ensure that the learning experience supports all of our learners to develop to their full potential. Our academically most able learners are creative, innovative and inquisitive.   We identify Good 2 Great students as the top 10% of each year group based on KS2 average scaled score in Maths and Reading. However, we recognise that students can have talent for different subjects without achieving this top 10% score. Our Directors of Subject also identify these students in each subject and provide opportunities for students to enrich their learning beyond the taught curriculum.

The learning experience at Sharples School challenges all learners through stimulating, engaging lessons delivered by outstanding teachers across the curriculum. The Sharples Challenge activities are provided for pupils to take responsibility for their own learning, so that they develop as independent enquirers, creative thinkers and reflective learners who go on to achieve the highest academic standards. Students identified as Good 2 Great are particularly encouraged to attempt these activities in lessons.

The Sharples Advantage – Enrichment

We provide a wide range of opportunities for all students to enrich their learning across the curriculum:

  • University visits e.g. Cambridge University Residential taster event.
  • A visiting lecture series – lectures and talks from outstanding speakers from the fields of medicine, law, literature etc.
  • Enrichment trips to local museums and events e.g. Manchester Science Museum, Space Port, the London V and A Museum, Ingleton Falls
  • Participation in national competitions including the Rotary Debating competition, Young Chef of the Year, National Photography Competitioon, Shakespeare in Schools and Salters Chemistry festival.

Event Timetable

These core events take place during the school day and are compulsory for the year group shown:

Month Subject Year Group(s)
Autumn Half Term 1 History
Year 7
Year 9
Autumn Half Term 2 MFL
Performing Arts
Year 10
Year 8
Spring Half Term 1 Computing
Food and Textiles
Year 7
Year 9
Spring Half Term 2 Science
Year 8
Year 10
Summer Half Term 1 P.E
Year 7
Year 9
Summer Half Term 2 English
Year 10
Year 8

Lecture Timetable

All lectures are 3-4pm in the school theatre unless stated

Date Subject
September John Pickard – Aeronautical Engineer
October Emma Wilkes – Pilot
November Amani Ibrahim – ITV News
January Adam Arkwright – Graphic Design
February Dr Heather Williams MBE – Positron Emission Tomography
March Jason Whittle – Journalism
April Paul Stanley – Administrator for Wigan Athletic – Begbies Trainor
June TBC