Active Curriculum

Active Curriculum

As part of our commitment to being a fully inclusive school we have produced an alternative curriculum. Designed to bring a more practical setting for students we use the abundance of local facilities to enrich student experiences of education and make the curriculum much more accessible for all. It is intended that a multi-strand approach is taken with students; covering areas like citizenship, history, maths, science and PE.

“When planned and implemented well, learning outside the classroom contributed significantly to raising standards & improving pupils’ personal, social and emotional development.


Learning outside the classroom was most successful when it was an integral element of long-term curriculum planning and closely linked to classroom activities.”




In some areas formal qualifications will be offered through a more vocational route, for instance when working in a nearby community project for a market garden pupils will be able to reach Royal Horticultural Society qualifications. In other areas full GCSE qualifications will be offered, for example GCSE Physical Education using local sporting and leisure facilities for practical examination.

“Innovative practice”

Key elements to the design of the curriculum are centred on accessing a host of expertise that may be found outside of the classroom, whether these are external coaches in sports or high quality professionals in new areas like Outdoor and Adventurous Activities students will experience new settings.

Examples of opportunities being covered for learning to continue outside of the classroom at the Bridge Education Centre are:


Go Ape – High Ropes

Adventure Rope Course

Indoor Rock Climbing / Dry Slope Skiingurse

Go Karting

Make over Demonstrations – Less is more

Paint ball

Winchester Theatre

Mayflower Theatre

Woodmill Activity Centre

YZone Youth Club

Market Gardening

Steam Train – Watercress Line


Bike maintenance

Ice Skating

Mountain Biking

Gym Visit



Princes Trust


Itchen Valley Country Park

Marwell Activity Centre

Calshot Activity Centre

Southampton Sports Centre

Chickenhall Lane, Eastleigh


New Forest

Winchester / Southampton








New Forest

YZone / Fleming Park

Oxygen / Fleming Park


We use a number of half day, whole day and extended trip activities to provide the depth needed.

The Bridge Education Centre
Newtown Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire. SO50 9DB
Tel: 02380 629 306
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