A list of 11 lead schools selected to test the effects of their complete curriculum programmes on reducing teacher workload and improving pupil outcomes.

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Curriculum fund programme pilots: list of lead schools and related information

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The Department for Education wants to understand the benefits that complete curriculum programmes can have when they are effectively shared and implemented in other schools. Each of the 11 lead schools will pilot their programmes in 6 or more participant schools, using programmes in:

  • science
  • history
  • geography

To support this pilot, we are commissioning independent research to find out:

  • how schools use complete curriculum programmes
  • how improvements they’ve made can help us refine future programme implementation specifications

We selected the lead schools using a 5-stage assessment process, including an assessment of shortlisted applications by expert panels.

Published 28 January 2019
Last updated 16 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added the time period during which each programme is running.
  2. Updated Ark St Alban's Academy in the West Midlands as lead school for KS3 Geography.
  3. First published.