Enriching and Extending Learning

To complement our students’ academic study, we provide a wealth of support, guidance and engagement opportunities that enrich our students’ educational experience and support their learning. It is not always possible to find a quiet area at home to complete work and therefore extended learning is not simply viewed as an out of school activity.

Any activity that broadens our students’ experience, knowledge and understanding will extend their learning be it home learning or learning beyond the classroom in the school setting. Our academy provides a wide range of extended learning opportunities including access to a variety of on-line learning programmes, intranet subject resources, small group catch up interventions, after school academic support sessions and well planned homework to enable students to extend and complement their learning.

To extend our students experience we provide a programme of trips, visits, events, commemorations and charity work. We operate student engagement programmes including an excellent programme of elective after school enrichment activities providing a bespoke programme of sporting, performance, craft, social and academic opportunities. Students are also encouraged to engage in programmes such as Student Voice, Honours, Sustainability or become Anti-bullying and Mental Wellbeing Ambassadors etc.

There is a wealth of sporting, performance and academic competition engaging students at academy, local, Trust and national levels. Students’ efforts and participation both in and outside of school are validated and acknowledged through the strong praise culture fostered by our academy. Our Trust is currently developing our comprehensive Outwood Honours Programme to encourage and acknowledge our students participation in both our elective curriculum and activities beyond the classroom. We look forward to introducing this in the near future.