Design & Technology

All students in Design & Technology will be taught a challenging and enriching Key Stage 3 curriculum which encourages mastery of designing, making and cooking skills. All students will have the opportunity to design and produce products and dishes to a high standard, linking these processes and techniques to real-world contexts, careers and industries. We aim to produce knowledgeable and capable designers and makers who have the skills and enthusiasm to thrive in the Key Stage 4 Construction, Hospitality & Catering and Engineering courses. 

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Year 7

In Year 7, we aim for students to gain knowledge on health & safety in the kitchen and workshop settings, and an understanding of the core skills needed to become a competent chef and skilled designer / manufacturer.

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Year 8

In Year 8, students develop deeper knowledge around food & nutrition, and develop a wider range of design and practical skills needed to produce saleable products.

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Year 9

In Year 9, students develop deeper knowledge around the environmental impact of ingredients and develop a wider range of design approaches including iterative design & biomimicry.

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  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Motor Engineer
  • Architect
  • Mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Civil Engineer
  • Chef
  • Hotel Manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Farmer
  • Food factory worker

You can contact our members of staff via Ask Lowry (

  • Miss K Boulter, Head of Design & Technology 
  • Peter Lenagh, D&T Technician 
  • Mrs S. Maddocks, Teacher of Food Technology 
  • Miss L Busuttil, Food Technology Technician