Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.


What will my child’s learning be like in English?

The English Faculty at Harrop Fold School is a vibrant and exciting place where students are encouraged to improve skills in preparation for their futures. Our team of motivated, enthusiastic and progress-driven staff empower students to develop a love of reading, writing and using language to embrace the world around them.

What are we aiming to achieve in the English Department?

At Key Stage 3, all students receive nine lessons of English over a fortnight. The English Faculty promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping students with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.

The main aims of the English Faculty are for students to enjoy the subject. We stock a wealth of texts within the Faculty, ranging from classics such as Dracula and A Christmas Carol, to more modern texts such as The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Of Mice and Men, and I am Malala.

Reading at Key Stage 3 is wide, varied and challenging and all students are expected to read whole books in class and independently, using the wealth of texts available within the Faculty, from their own homes and in the school’s library.

Students are taught to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. We use a variety of techniques to support students’ writing, including visits and trips to inspire creativity, bringing in poets, theatre companies and other companies to work alongside our fantastic teaching staff. In the past, students have worked with the Premier League and the National Literacy Trust, performance poet and television teacher Mark Grist, local poet Mike Garry, BBC Manchester, and many others.

At KS4, all students receive nine lessons of English over a fortnight. Students follow the AQA specification for GCSE English Literature and English Language. Students will therefore achieve two GCSEs in English by the time they leave Harrop Fold. Whilst following this course, students will read and explore a English number of literary texts and will develop their own writing skills.

For more information please contact Miss J Farrell (Head of English)

Miss J Farrell – Head of English:


Mr O Rocca – Second in English:


Mrs K Joyce – Lead Practitioner for English:


Mrs T Norfolk – Teacher of English and literacy coordinator:


Mrs L Gray – Teacher of English and PP coordinator:


Miss E Jones – Teacher of English and Head of year 11:


Mrs J Travis – Teacher of English:


Mrs S Swift – Teacher of English:


Miss A Chambers – Teacher of English:



Please see below our curriculum map 

English Curriculum map


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