Curriculum

“The quality of teaching is good.  Staff have high expectations of what pupils can achieve, as evidenced by the good levels of progress in their books”Ofsted 2014

NLCA provides academic training in a Christian atmosphere that enriches lives, builds character, and encourages a full and mature Christian life. It is our desire to see each child develop Christ-like character as well as achieve their full academic potential.

The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum that incorporates the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) programme alongside a full range of structured age-appropriate activities and subjects including subjects such as PE, Music, ICT, Art, History, Geography, RE, Science and Languages. There are also plenty of opportunities to enrich pupils’ learning through extra-curricular activities and visits.

Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) has been used in British Christian schools for over thirty years. It is reviewed and updated continuously. Its distinctive features are: individualised learning, biblical values, academic excellence, diagnostic testing, mastery-based learning, and reasoning skills. The ACE programme leads to the ICCE qualification (International Certificate of Christian Education).  ICCE graduates continue to gain entrance to colleges and universities around the world.  The ICCE is a Christian alternative to secular qualifications and is recognized by a growing number of employers and universities in many countries. ICCE provides an excellent standard of education that successfully equips students for higher education and the workplace, while helping to develop a Christian faith that is grounded in a confident, reasoned understanding of the teaching of the Bible as the Word of God.

“Achievement is good because pupils progress well from a range of different starting points, particularly in English and Maths.  Data shows that standards reached are often better than those nationally” Ofsted 2014

Our latest Ofsted report, 2017, is available by clicking this link: NLCA Ofsted report April 2017
The following letter accompanies this report: NLCA parent letter 2017
For full details of our curriculum, including policies and long term plans please see the Cross Curricular Learning page in our Policies section.

Academic Performance 2015-16: Overall A.C.E PACE test score = 96%
No current data for public examinations as no pupil has yet reached that age.