Design and Technology at Spring Hill High School is tailored to the learners' aspirations and needs, taking into account individual interests and needs, hence the diversity in the programmes of study offered.

Information on the National Curriculum for Design and Technology which is followed at Spring Hill High School is detailed on the Department of Education’s website.

Textiles Overview

Textiles is a creative, inspiring subject that allows learners to progress at an individual rate.

Key stage 3 students follow the National Curriculum

Key stage 4/5 students either follow AQA Unit Awards or NCFE Level 1 or Level 2 Creative Craft (Textiles)

Creativity is encouraged and learners are given the opportunity to explore and use varying design techniques.

Typical units of study would involve:

  • Health and safety in the textiles environment
  • Explore textile ideas
  • Create, present and review textiles items


“Staff help pupils to successfully rearrange in education. Pupils benefit from an education that enables them to achieve meaningful qualifications. Pupils feel safe and well looked after Parents say it has turned their children’s lives around and they now come to school happily and want to come every day. Pupils feel safe and well looked after. Pupils learn about relationships as well as keeping themselves physically and mentally healthy”

Ofsted 2022