The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Havelock Academy

Our goal is to provide excellent opportunities in an open, positive and purposeful climate for all to achieve excellence, become lifelong learners and responsible, successful, well rounded citizens.


The Trust Vision for the Secondary Curriculum

We value the acquisition of powerful knowledge, as a goal in itself, as an entitlement for all children.  We invest significant time and resources into ensuring that all students gain a broad knowledge base to enable them to become active members of their community in the future.  Alongside a rigorous and challenging academic curriculum, students also experience a broad range of sports, arts and musical opportunities, ensuring that they have the richest experience a secondary education can give.

The Vision for our Curriculum

At Havelock Academy, we see the curriculum as something that embraces all that we do.  We pursue excellence for our students in all areas of their lives irrespective of background.  We value the acquisition of knowledge as a core aim of our curriculum.  During their 7 year journey, we will seek to prepare our students for an ever-evolving world, acquiring a new broad knowledge base, understanding and the skills required to be socially mobile. 

In addition to ensuring that all students receive the very best academic experiences and outcomes, Havelock Academy is also committed to developing the ‘whole person’.  Our students will learn to be kind, caring, responsible, confident, and well-rounded citizens.  To achieve this, our students will embark on the Havelock Journey, where they will encounter a wide range of situations inside and outside the classroom, during the academic day and after school. These experiences will help to shape the next stages of their lives. 

If you would like further information on our curriculum, please contact Mr M Trussell and Mr J Bailey (

Curriculum Aim

At Havelock Academy, our academic expectations are high, and we believe that success is achieved through a genuine curiosity and a love of learning.   

The aims of our curriculum are to:

  • Be broad and balanced
  • Unashamedly challenge all learners regardless of ability
  • Provide a coherently planned sequence and structure in each subject that will enable students to build their knowledge and skills over time
  • Develop cultural capital across a wide range of context and experiences
  • Prepare our students for the next stage in their academic journey

In addition, our curriculum is underpinned by the 4 Key Principles of the David Ross Education Trust.  These are Aspiration, Ambition, Courage and Respect and are a fundamental part of our academy culture and ethos.  Our curriculum is therefore designed to be broad, balanced, challenging, and relevant.   

Academic life at Havelock is rich, varied, exciting, challenging, exhausting, and enormously rewarding.

Each of the separate page links below detail our curriculum for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Key Stage 5  

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Curriculum overviews (Topics and content)

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Remote Learning

The link below will take students, parents and carers to our dedicated remote learning webpage. Should any student be absent from the academy for more than one day, the webpage link below contains the tasks that students should complete on day 1 of their absence. It also contains details on how to access our remote learning IT platforms which will be used by teachers to set work and deliver lessons from day 2.

If you have any queries regarding remote learning, you can email us at 

Click here to access our remote learning webpage