The Wider Curriculm


The Wider Curriculum at Crosby High School


At Crosby High we are committed to ensuring every child who attends here has every opportunity to learn and develop to the maximum.  Our mission statement is our overarching focus.


Crosby High School; a Co-operative Learning Trust where everyone’s rights are respected and qualities valued. Our excellent school is a safe, happy, caring place in which to learn and grow, to develop in confidence and independence. In our school firm foundations are built for future success.


In order to build those “firm foundations” we must provide much more than learning in an academic sense, we need to give all children as many learning experiences in as many different ways, in different settings, meeting different people to achieve this. This is the purpose of our wider curriculum offer as we know a fully rounded education needs more than lessons in the academic subjects.


Our half termly newsletter showcases the myriad of learning experiences the staff of Crosby High offer our pupils, (please see newsletter tab) as are all the photographs in the gallery (please see gallery tab)


Here are some examples of our wider curriculum offer.

  • Learning through doing/ learning in a different way through our Building Learning Power programme.
  • Planned lessons to develop key life skills (often referred to as “soft skills” but which are crucial for our pupils) through our “Personal Journey Platform.”
  • Many opportunities to learn in the environment (History of Crosby, volunteering to tidy Crosby beach, the Waterloo gardens and Coronation Park, RE visits to a cathedral or a mosque, music trip to the Halle orchestra, Geography study of castles in Wales)
  • Many opportunities to visit museums and theatres (Tate theatre, Maritime museum, World museum, St. Georges Hall, the Atkinson, Speke Hall)
  • Many opportunities to meet other professionals and visiting speakers (school nurse delivering lessons on personal health, local coast guard visit, “hope not hate” workshop, homophobia workshops, local OAP’s, child criminal exploitation team)Residential experiences (Hawkshead Y7 or  Barnstondale Y7, Kingswood Y9, High Wray Y11)
  • Performance experiences (Signing choir opening Waterloo Christmas lights, Choir in the Narnia experience at St. Georges Hall, pupils playing with the Halle orchestra, performing annually in the wally Cain festival and the Equality and Diversity concert, school Christmas show, working with the Hammond drama project)
  • Sporting experiences ( competitions in Merseyside for football, basketball, boccia, athletics, panathlon, swimming, attending a British basketball league match, crown green bowling, dodgeball tournaments)
  • Cultural experiences (assemblies, Chinese New Year, Black History month, Holocaust Memorial day, St. Patrick’s day, Unicef Rights Respecting School work, Unicef Global Goals work)
  • Annual 2 weeks work experience for Y10 in a wide range of placements.
  • Lunchtime clubs (football, basketball, table tennis,  IT club, homework club, relaxation, running, chess) *clubs on offer depend on staff interest and skill set)
  • After school clubs (girls club, Buddy up, Arrivals, Sport)
  • Charitable works and links with charities ( Waterloo food bank, the Salvation Army, Comic relief, Sport relief, Macmillan, Children in need, Alder Hey, Jeans for Genes)

These pages may also be of interest to you


Well being


British values


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L23 2TH


Tel: 0151 924 3671 Fax: 0151 931 5083

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