Design & Technology

In Years 7 and 8 we encourage our pupils to work much more independently. They are able to complete projects of their own devising and produce work of an individual nature. In other schools years 7 and 8 are about basic introductory projects whereas here at TN they have had specialist DT teaching since Year 3 so they already have the basic skills they need - giving us the freedom to develop more complex projects for our older pupils.


  • Scholarship preparation in Sport

  • Dedicated Athlete Programme - available to those recognised as Terra Nova scholars - this programme teaches children about strength conditioning and nutrition

  • Sport is played 5 days a week

  • Sports tours in the UK and abroad

  • Pupils benefit from relationships and opportunities with Manchester Thunder - Netball, Sale Sharks - Rugby, Fencing and Boxing


Terra Nova prepares pupils for a huge variety of senior schools, both boarding and day and the requirements of each of these schools vary. Resultantly the preparation for senior schools is relatively individualised. This is exemplified specifically by the high number of scholarships Terra Nova pupils achieve to senior schools in varying disciplines. Additionally, the challenge of the Common Entrance curriculum (concluded with examinations in English, Maths, Biology, Physics Chemistry and French in the June of Year 8) provides an excellent and testing precursor to the GCSE curriculum.


  • Scholarship preparation in Music 

  • Year 7&8 production - an annual highlight at the end of Year 8!

  • Chamber Choir - by invitation only

  • Scholarship preparation in Art & Design Technology

  • Art workshops and competitions at senior schools

  • Art Club - by invitation only

  • Visits to Art galleries and exhibition displays

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Terra Nova School, Jodrell Bank, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, CW4 8BT | 01477 571251 |