Every Friday afternoon, we shut down our main curriculum and run our wider provision. This is a time to try new experiences, learn new skills, socialise and have fun.
Our extra-curricular is split into three key areas:
- Health and fitness – we other a range of sports from football to basketball, boxing to gym. These are all great fun and very popular, but we also see our sporting enrichment as a chance to bridge skill gaps, for example, a number of our pupils are beginning swimming lessons, as they currently don’t have this essential life skill. We have a strong tradition of football and sixth form teams are entered into local and national competitions. Our moral imperative is to prepare the students for the wider world goes beyond the classroom.
- Cultural capital – Every one of our pupils must undertake a financial literacy course, that is delivered by professionals in the sector whom the school has partnered up with. It covers taxes, mortgages and loans, so that our pupils are confident navigating the financial minefield. They have the opportunity to put these skills into practice with our partnership with Young Enterprise, where pupils run their own business, supported by a local business mentor. Any profit the company makes is retained by the students.