It is our priority that pupils enjoy and experience learning opportunities outside the classroom. Our extensive extra-curricular programme is a key aspect of life at the Academy, which enriches the experience of our pupils and forms part of the high quality pastoral provision which is central to the ethos of the School. The range of activities on offer provides opportunities for pupils to work as part of a team, accept responsibility, face new challenges, acquire new skills and have fun! It enables pupils to build on existing skills and relationships with peers and staff. Everybody is different and enjoys different things, so pupils are encouraged to try things which interest them – the range is so wide that there should be something which everyone will enjoy. All pupils should aim to become involved in at least two extra-curricular clubs.
Our extra-curricular programme aims to give all pupils the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities, trips and expeditions which help enhance their self-esteem, skills and competences in many areas and contributes significantly to them becoming well-rounded adults.
Every day and at weekends, pupils can choose from a huge range of activities, from music and drama and a wide selection of sporting pursuits to academic enrichment societies such as science clubs, the mathematics club, debating, chess and bridge, and also outdoor education clubs including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, show jumping and many others.
Whether challenging and competitive or purely recreational, the activities available at the Academy are the source of some of the happiest memories that our pupils retain from their time at School. Our staff generously give their time to support and make all of these activities possible and there really is something for all interests and abilities.
Updates appear on the website and through our Twitter and Facebook pages. Queries regarding any activity should be directed to the named member of staff, or to the appropriate Class Tutor or Head of Year.