Pupils have to follow programmes of study specified in the National Curriculum. The core subjects of English, Maths and Science take up a large part of curriculum time. The remainder of the time available is used for teaching Religious Education, Information and Communication Technology, Geography, History, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art and Music. Some French is taught to older children and the school has a programme of study for Personal, Social and Health Education and for Citizenship.
Pupils progress through three stages at Smeeth: