Airedale Academy

Airedale Academy

Principal: Mrs Elizabeth Fairhurst

Tel: 01977 664555

Fax: 01977 664556


Airedale Academy is operated by Airedale Academies Trust, an exempt charity and
a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales, No: 07556117

Registered Office: Airedale Academy, Crewe Road, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 3JU Tel: 01977 664555

Child Protection: Senior Designated Person - Mrs C Eastwood

Year 8

Year 8 forms part of the KS3 curriculum and during this year pupils have access to a broad range of subjects including:

Click on the button on the right to read more about the content of these courses.

Students move into KS4 after the end of Year 8, choosing their options in March to begin these when they move into Year 9 .


Airedale Academy offers all pupils careers guidance to allow them to make informed decisions on their future. This is introduced during Year 8 to ensure that pupils make appropriate choices when choosing their options (which commence in Year 9), meaning that they have an appropriate mix of subjects to allow them to progress to post-16 learning.

We embrace a mix of both traditional and vocational subjects, some of which can be continued through to KS5. Choices available to pupils are tailored according to their current pathways to ensure all pupils have access to a range of subjects will allow them to succeed in their chosen area.

Our options evening provides an opportunity for students and their parents to visit school to discuss their choices and gather information from subject tutors.

Dates and times for option evening will be published on the Academy’s website and social media.

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