The Whole Curriculum

The Whole Curriculum
What makes up our ‘Whole Curriculum’?

The Whole Curriculum at Wilmslow High School provides a broad, rich and deep education that develops the powerful knowledge, skills and qualities needed to flourish in life, learning and work. The Whole Curriculum includes: The Wilmslow Way, The Formal Curriculum and The Wider Curriculum.



The Formal Curriculum


This includes all of the teaching and learning which takes place in core and option lessons. It empowers our students to develop powerful knowledge, subject-specific skills and a spirit of enquiry. Read more…





PRIDE: The Wilmslow Way


This is often referred to as the hidden curriculum as it can be defined as lessons taught informally, and usually unintentionally, through conversations/social time, to develop values, good behaviours, attitudes and perspectives. It also includes the various Wider and character based activities that take place during Tutor Time every morning. The Wilmslow Way is central in enabling our students to develop as Young People of Character, who can participate fully and perform with PRIDE across our Formal and Wider Curriculum. The 5 strands of PRIDE are character values students are encouraged to display, in and outside of school.

The Wilmslow Way forms the basis of our rewards and sanctions policy for more information follow this link

PRIDE stands for:
ProfessionalismHigh standards in all that we do
RespectShowing consideration for yourself and others
IntegrityJust doing the right thing
DeterminationNot giving up and aiming for your personal best
EmpathyThinking about and helping others

The Wider Curriculum

(including Xtra curricular programmes)

This includes the additional activities, events and visits that we encourage students to take part in outside of lessons, as well as PHSCE related learning about staying safe and preparing for life, all which are grouped under eight headings: Wellbeing, Community, Aspirations, REspect, X-tra, Expedition, Leadership and Service and Communication and Enquiry.  This includes important enriching opportunities that enhance our students’ personal development, encouraging them to perform with PRIDE in the pursuit of excellence. Read more…