Enrichment is a unique aspect of the Academy, where pupils develop their wider educational skills and learning by taking part in activities beyond the core curriculum and therefore enrich their whole school experience.
There are extended days on a Monday and Tuesday (3.30-4.30pm) when enrichment activities occur. Here is a list of enrichment activities, including descriptions.
Monday enrichment is compulsory for Year 7 to Year 9 pupils and Tuesday enrichment is optional for all year groups and can be done as drop in activities.
Arts & Crafts
Drama - School Production
IT for Girls
Mandarin Language Aptitude
School Basketball Team
School Football Team
School Netball Team
Schools Shakespeare Festival
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Girls Table Tennis
There are breakfast, lunch and after-school clubs for pupils who want to get involved in games, sports, debating, languages, technology and other activities.
Please see the full list of clubs and activities for the autumn term.
Here are the timetables for the clubs run by the PE Department:
The Academy also has pupils undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Awards in Bronze (Year 10), Silver (Year 11) and Gold (Sixth Form). Find out more here.
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