The Academy provides a large range opportunities outside of the classroom which include:
- Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
- World Challenge.
- New York trip.
- Ski trip to Italy.
- Art trip to Florence.
- PGL water sports trip to France.
- WW1 battlefields in Belgium.
- Day trip to France.
- Theatre trips to London (Matilda, Woman in Black).
- PE Sports Tour to Holland.
- Trip to the Natural History Museum and the Tate Modern.
- Sports Award.
- Arts Award.
- Student Leadership Team.
- Dragons' Den.
- Trips to Russell Group universities.
- School Choir.
- Drama Productions.
- Sports Clubs/Teams.
- Academy Newspaper.
- ESU Public Speaking Competition.
- Computing Club.
- Homework Club.
- Dance Club.
- Spanish Club.
- Chess Club.
- Young Carers Club.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The aim of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is to provide young people with an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development, which is of the highest quality and widest reach. Young people doing their DofE programme complete four different types of activity:
Undertake service to individuals or the community. This develops compassion, commitment and the confidence to make a difference.
Improve in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities. This develops fitness, enjoyment and, depending on the activity, teamwork.
Develop practical and social skills and personal interests. This helps young people to realise their unique potential and gain greater self-esteem.
Plan, train for, and complete an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad. This develops teamwork and leadership, and challenges young people to push themselves beyond their expectations.
The Award Scheme is a fantastic opportunity for youngsters to further their skills of independence and leadership and is highly regarded by higher education institutions and employers.
On the 28th March 2017, staff and pupils attended a DofE event at the Civic Centre and received an award for the most improved completion rates in the borough. Click here for the Certificate
UKMT Maths Challenge
Christmas Jumper Day
ESU Public Speaking Team
Girls' Junior Cross Country Team
Cross Country National Finalists 2017
Student Leadership Team