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 from 8.00am. At the end of the day, a staffed  Homework Club based in ALD, enables set work to be completed in school with the use of our ICT facilities.

Numerous clubs run throughout lunchtime, with the ever popular chess club pitting staff against students. Music, sport, mathematics, DT, ICT and art are extremely popular choices at lunchtime, whilst our extended school provision for all year groups supports the development of knowledge and understanding and fosters enthusiasm and interest in subjects.

A range of 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 such as Art in Motion gaining great feedback. These productions are admirably supported through the dance, drama, DT and music departments.

Many students work with our peripatetic staff for specific tuition or attend the choir and orchestra who practise regularly. Students have the opportunity to perform in school events and are often invited to contribute to local community events. Students 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, county and national representation. A significant number of students take part in the Duke of Edinburgh award programme, working under the guidance of the school’s trained staff towards their Bronze, Silver or Gold awards. Years 9 to 13 students 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 and literacy. 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 France (History & MFL) and Spain (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.