Personal Development

One of the most important success measures for you as a college student is achieving the necessary entry requirements for post 18 provisions, be that university entry, an apprenticeship or a full-time job. However, it is important to understand that academic qualifications alone won’t secure your success in selection processes for these! WHY?

The right college for you must deliver a programme that is not only academically rigorous, but it is also supported by the widest possible range of personal development learning experiences!

As a young adult, you need to leave college with a portfolio that not only evidences your academic ability, but it highlights the skills you have developed, the experiences you have had, and demonstrates your all-round capabilities as a student, citizen and employee.

Here at Chapeltown Academy, alongside your studies, you will follow a personal development curriculum that enables you to develop these skills and attributes; to thrive as an individual and a member of society.

Our personal development curriculum offers you the ability to communicate and negotiate, lead, be ethical, socialise, be practical, problem solve, be creative, resilient, confident and globally minded. These skills coupled with excellent examination results, will make you, as a Chapeltown Academy student, the most desirable candidate for your next steps.

Your personal development and holistic growth, sit at the very heart of our provision, helping to develop you into a character who is both inspired and inspirational.

Join us at Chapeltown Academy and Expand your Horizons!


Alongside Expanding Horizons, we offer a wealth of opportunities for students to get involved in:

A sample of current options include:

  • College Council (C.A.S.T)
  • Gardening Society
  • LGBT Committee
  • Events Committee
  • World Cinema Club
  • Games Club
  • ASD Peer Support Club
  • Exploring the Christian Faith (Club)
  • Charity and Events Committee
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Physics Problem Solving Club
  • Creative Writing


Learning Roadmap & Curriculum Intent Plans

PD Roadmap



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