Bedminster Down School

Core Offer

The Core Offer is what all students who attend Bedminster Down School for 5 years can expect to be offered in terms of Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) and Enrichment opportunities. The Core Offer aims to set Bedminster Down students apart from students from other schools in terms of the experiences and guidance that they will have had by the time they leave to move on to the next phase of their education.

The Core Offer

All students will be given opportunities to take part in Widening Participation Activities which will involve visits to Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) venues or other appropriate venues in relation to their Career Plan. All students will receive careers advice from a careers advisor. There will be opportunities for students to take part in cultural and enrichment events and to be involved in Science Technology and Mathematics (STEM) activities whilst they are students at Bedminster Down School.


What will be done to enhance the Core Offer?

Widening Participation

During the 5 years, a student is at Bedminster Down School they will have been offered a range of opportunities.



All students will have had the opportunity to:

- English students will see a production of one of their set texts which might include a Shakespeare play, workshops will be sourced which will support texts being studied by students.

- Geography fieldwork at various levels

- History visits such as IWM and The Battlefields

- RE local trips to religious venues, SMSC focus

- Modern Foreign Languages workshops and foreign residential trips

- Music workshops and visits to productions/concerts which might include backstage visits

- Drama workshops and trips to the theatre

- PE matches and clubs

- PHSE visiting speakers and workshops (British values/Citizenship).         



What should be done in the Future?

All subjects develop a clear enrichment programme which draws upon expertise within the department and takes advantage of opportunities which present themselves over time.

Develop a team building programme for tutor groups at an appropriate time of the year.

Investigate the possibility of collapsed timetable day(s) for Enrichment to take place.

Create a 2 year plan/map out trips costing a significant amount of money.

Have student voice feedback.

Create 1 page profiles from the Career Plan.