We believe in offering a “Whole” education at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy. This means a commitment to not only developing essential knowledge and skills but also developing essential qualities (characterised by our “5 Rs +1 ” – see separate section on Culture and Community in the Prospectus for more details).

We have a commitment to ensure our students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. All students study our core subjects of English, Maths, PE and Science and in addition study Modern Foreign Languages, Technology, Humanities subjects, ICT and both Visual and Performing Arts. As students move through the academy there are increased opportunities to study a broad range of subjects as students choose their options in year 10 and again for year 12 sixth form courses.

Personal Health and Wellbeing is taught through a comprehensive tutor programme and complimented through our “wellbeing” days which take place four times a year. This ensures that our young people develop the knowledge, understanding and skills which they will need now as students and in the future as adults contributing to their family, community and working lives.

In addition to all the above and the broad range of trips, clubs, and sporting activities on offer to our students, there is also an exciting enrichment programme for all students in years 7, 8, and 9. Enrichment takes place every Wednesday afternoon between 2.15pm and 3.15pm. Here students choose from a range of over 40 different activities under the headings of Challenge, Community, and Creativity.
These activities are designed to give students an opportunity to try things they may not have thought about and to develop skills and qualities they will need in later life.