Extra Curricular Opportunities

As part of our commitment to develop the whole person the school offers a range of activities for the students that take place during lunchtime, after school, at weekends and during the school holidays. Also there are opportunities for students to take a leadership role with school.

Clubs

A number of other clubs run at various times during the year such as the ICT Club, the Reading Group and the Science Club. As with all extra opportunities, these are advertised termly so that students know what is on offer.

Sports

Our outstanding physical education and sport facilities include a five badminton court sports hall, a twenty-five metre swimming pool, a health and fitness suite, a dance and aerobics studio and state-of- heart all-weather football and hockey pitches and tennis and netball courts. We offer an extensive out of school hours learning programme and the school has a proud record of producing successful individuals and teams at district, county, regional and national standard. We are particularly pleased with our Sports Leadership Programmes. These include:

• Working as a performer or coach at a local sports club

• Fulfilling the role of an official such as an umpire or referee

• A volunteer or leader with community groups

Arts

Opportunities to get involved in art, dance and drama activities feature regularly and individual music tuition is available for a range of instruments. Many students reach high grades in examinations and some play in various school and county orchestras and bands. Annually, there are a number of evening performances, shows, exhibitions and concerts to which parents are invited.

Trips

The school has an outstanding reputation for the number and variety of trips it runs each year. To aid their studies, students are given the opportunity to take part in day visits to such places as art  galleries, exhibitions, museums and theatres as well as other locations such as airports and factories.

Highlights include:

• Year 7 students are invited to take part in a residential during the their first term,

• Year 9 Venice Trip

Other annual trips abroad have included visits to France and Germany.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

A late bus is provided every Tuesday and Thursday for students to attend extra lessons, revision sessions or to take part in extracurricular activities. The ILC is also opened and a member of the support staff runs a home learning support session for those students who need it.