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City School South Curriculum

City School South’s Vision

City School South’s vision is to provide our young people with the skills, experiences and qualifications to secure a positive and prosperous future enabling them to be confident learners and have a sense of belonging to the wider community.

We deliver an alternative provision which recognises that all students are individuals and come to us with a variety of strengths and areas for further development.

Identifying the strengths of our individual students enables City School to provide a structured and bespoke curriculum that helps build confidence, which in turn gives us the opportunity to build on the student’s areas of development.

Learning Outside The Classroom

One afternoon per week is dedicated to a whole group activity taking in the historical, cultural and environmental aspect of the City and its

This will aid advancement in students their personal experiences and development

Our School

Our site is situated in Bristol, in the central area of Knowle West in South Bristol.

City School South site is part of a larger complex held within the Park Centre which is a central community hub for the area.

The Park Centre provides a variety of vocational use for our students. These include:

  • Computer Suite
  • Café & Catering
  • Sports Hall & Pitches
  • Multi Use Game Area
  • Health & Fitness Suite
  • Dance & Music Studios
  • Performance Arts
  • Parkour Area

Vocational and Technical Experiences

  • Hair & Beauty
  • Rock Climbing
  • Wood Work / DT
  • Catering
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Mechanics

Bespoke Therapeutic Sessions

  • Anger Management
  • Cooking and Art with SALT
  • Impact Mentoring
  • 1:1 Counselling

Our Curriculum Offer

City School South follow the national curriculum for alternative secondary provisions, these subjects include:


  • English Language and Literature
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Religious Studies

Functional Skills (L1 & L2):

  • Maths
  • English

Entry Level (L1 & L2):

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science

Other Qualifications:

  • Arts Award
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Catering
  • ASDAN – Unit awards (Entry L1 & L2)
  • Award of personal effectiveness
  • Certificate of personal effectiveness
  • Employability
  • Personal and social development