Extra-Curricular Clubs, Visits & Residential

We offer an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs which are open to all pupils.  Subject areas run their own after school activities designed to enthuse and engage students as well to develop a broader understanding of the knowledge taught.  Our new performing arts club is extremely popular and plans to run two school productions each year.  We have a wide range of sports clubs which are extremely well attended, especially the rugby league teams (boys and girls) which compete at a high level nationally.  Year 7, 8 & 9 pupils have the opportunity to attend a bushcraft residential and all students have the opportunity to go on the annual ski trip.  Departments run a variety of trips designed to support and enhance the curriculum, these include; A history trip to the battlefields in Belgium,  geography trips to Malham and the coast, a maths trip to Bletchley park, science trip to Jodrell Bank, English trip to the theatre and a photography trip to Whitby to name but a few.  We also run a growing number of CEIAG focused trips to universities, employers and further education providers.  

In addition to the material delivered in the classroom, during assemblies and in Personal Tutor Time we will run three ‘Life’ drop down days throughout the year.  A new initiative which will ensure that every student in year 7 and 8 will be taken on three offsite experiential activities designed to expand their horizons and raise aspirations.  They will all visit a theatre to watch a play, as well as attend trips to museums, art galleries, a sculpture park, a major sporting arena and other places of local and national interest.  Year 9, 10 & 11 students will be exposed to a range of external partners during the ‘Life’ days who will deliver sessions on sexual, physical and mental health, drugs and alcohol awareness, the democratic and political system, the Community (to include British values) as well as a range of Religious awareness activities.  All our extra-curricular activities are designed to relate to and develop the material taught in the classroom.