We offer lots of opportunities for our students which they can choose to participate in. Our after-school enrichment programme offers lots of activities from academic support, sporting and performance opportunities and a range of different clubs and activities that our students enjoy.
Unique and memorable experiences are built into our curriculum offer. These include our enrichment programme as well as other enriching learning activities such as trips and visits or activities that celebrate and commemorate important events, people and dates across the academic year. We operate Student Voice programmes teaching students about democracy and citizenship whilst encouraging sustainability, charity and community engagement and some of this feature as activities in our enrichment programme.
We encourage all our students to engage in our Pledges initiative and this promotes the value of extra-curricular involvement within the academy and recognises our students’ interests outside of school.
Although formal lessons end at 2.30pm, the Academy day does not. Students are able to choose from a fantastic range of after-school enrichment activities and clubs, both academic and non-academic. Sessions are typically 2.30 – 3.30pm, although some go on later than this.
There are over 40 enrichments and clubs to choose from each week, running on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The majority of sessions are run by staff volunteers.
Enrichment is overseen by Mr Haugh (Second in Science and Associate Assistant Principal) and Mr Thynne (Assistant Principal) who are always happy to help.
There are two main reasons to attend the after-school activities on offer. Firstly, catch up sessions are a fantastic tool to help accelerate your academic achievement. Whether you missed a lesson, want to improve your depth of knowledge or need help with coursework then catch up sessions will provide you with one to one tuition from a range of staff in different departments. Our results show that students who attend these sessions achieve greater success than those who don’t.
Secondly, enrichment activities allow you to gain experience and skills in areas not typically part of your everyday curriculum. Enhancing your personal attributes by opting to gain new experiences is extremely desirable to future employers and higher education providers.
Everyone! Whatever year group you are in there are a huge range of after academy sessions to choose from. Some activities are specifically targeted at individual year groups or key stages and this information is provided in this booklet. Enrichments that are open to everyone provide great opportunities to make friends in other year groups.