Extra Curricular Activities
There is a wide enrichment programme at the school which covers all curriculum areas. Our popular Breakfast Club allows students to access the school for 8.00am. At the end of the day Homework Club enables set work to be completed in school with the use of our facilities the facilities in ICT, PE and also library area available to students outside of the school day.
Numerous clubs run throughout lunch time, with the ever popular chess club pitting staff against students. Music, sport, maths DT, ICT and art are extremely popular choices at lunchtime, whilst our extend school provision for all year groups supports the development of knowledge and understanding and fosters enthusiasm and interest in subjects.
A wide arrange of number if students have achieved recognition in the National Maths Challenge , achieving Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditation.
The school has a strong tradition of staging high quality performances, with recent productions of Footloose, Grease, Oliver and High School Musical gaining regional recognition. These productions are admirably supported through the drama dance and music departments, with students accessing both staff and facilities from 8.00am through till 5.00pm.
Many students work with our peripatetic music staff for specific tuition, or attend the choir and orchestra who practice daily. Students have the opportunity to perform in school events and are often invited to contribute to local community events. Students from dance, music and drama regularly perform within Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent showcasing their talents.
The school has a thriving Health, Sport and Exercise Department with many teams gaining local and national success. The school also enters regional and national competitions, with a number of current students gaining city Staffordshire and national representation. A significant number of students take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award programme, working under the guidance of the schools’ trained staff towards their Bronze, Silver or Gold awards. Year 9 to 13 students often spend weekends completing navigation and camping exercises having previously planned these expeditions.
Students also have the opportunity to gain leadership accreditation in the subjects of dance sport, languages, literacy and numeracy. Whilst Sixth Form students complete the community and higher leadership qualifications as part of their enrichment programmes.
The school is proud of its international visits to Belgium (History), Limoges and Barcelona (MFL), whilst students also have the opportunity to visit Lichfield Cathedral, Liverpool Tate Art Gallery, the Peak District, North Wales and the Britannia Stadium as part of the curricular enrichment activities and wider coursework requirements.