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Key Stage 3 Learning


The school has a wide offer of clubs and extra-curricular activities. These include the school choir, board game clubs and a range of sports activities. Pupils are positive about the opportunities the school makes available to them, including a comprehensive before- and after-school provision.

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All students engage in an enrichment of their choice each day as part of their curriculum. The enrichment session takes place for 30 minutes each day, forming an essential part of our core curriculum. Enrichment sessions run daily for Year 7 from 12.30 - 1pm, Year 8 from 3-3.30pm & Year 9 from 2.30 – 3.00pm. We recognise the power and impact that quality enrichment can have on young lives and minds.

Our enrichment programme is an essential and valuable part of our school day. The age appropriate enrichment model supports a ‘Passion for Learning’ in Key Stage 3, a ‘Passion for Purpose’ in Key Stage 4 and a ‘Passion for Life’ in Key Stage 5.

The enrichment opportunities are student choice. The programme has been set up to support and positively impact:

  • Student resilience
  • Self-esteem
  • Passion for learning
  • Sense of belonging
  • The ability to stretch & challenge
  • Equity of opportunity
  • Broad experiences and frames of reference
  • Employability skills
  • Student cultural and social mobility
  • Motivation of ‘hard to reach’ students

J Mizon
Lower Academy Enrichment Leader

Our wide and varied extra-curricular programme sees a range of clubs available for all students to take part in and enjoy. Over the course of the year, students are rewarded for their achievement and participation in these clubs. We take great pride in seeing our students represent the Lower Academy in a wide range of competitions and performances.