The Priory Federation

A case study from a school that has adopted the NBfE
Name of School/College: The Priory Federation of Academies Trust
Type of Institution: Secondary
Age range
Students on roll
Aug 2018
Students in
pilot cohort
Date for first
NBfE certs
Case Study
Core Learning

Typical curriculum:
3 level 3 courses

Compulsory qualifications required for completion of the NBfE is applicable:
Maths and English GCSE

Additional/Optional qualifications typically offered as part of the extended NBfE framework:
4th AS Critical Thinking MOOCs

Personal Project

Qualification, Awarding Body and Levels offered:
AQA EPQ Level 3

Method of delivery:
Combination of taught programme and individual mentoring

Personal Development Programme

Typical Volume in hours over the course of the programme:
Minimum of 120 hours after GCSEs

Compulsory components:
Creativity Community Learning Health/Physical Personal Challenge/Aiming High 15 hours minimum in each area

Optional components:
No limits on options – suggestions provided and tutors validate.

Components delivered through other recognised programmes and qualifications:
Passing driving test (15 hours) DofE, NCS, CSLA, Outward Bound, music and dance grades (ABRSM), Arts Award

The mechanism for logging and tracking activities:
Student Personal Development Record Staff log hours/activity completion in SIMS

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