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Click here for detailed information including year groups, timings and locations of our current offer of activities and clubs.

Students have the opportunity each week to participate in a number of activities or clubs.  The purpose of these activities is to promote creativity, build resilience, improve self-discipline, develop effective teamwork and to engage with the community.

The activities on offer change throughout the academic year, but below is an example of

Astronomy 3D CAD Club Art Coding Club
Basketball Art Bronze D of E First Lego League
Fitness Café Scientifique CCF Hockey
Football Christian Union Disney MFL Films Manga Illustration
Games Club English Club Football Orchestra
Running Club Fitness Rugby Rugby
  Netball STEM  
  Rugby Youth Theatre  


In addition to the above, Homework Support is available in the Library before and after school.

Activities Week

The regular timetable is collapsed for a week in late June, so that students in all year groups can enjoy a variety of specially crafted activities that are designed to enrich the academic curriculum by providing the opportunity to learn new skills in a variety of different contexts. In Year 7, students engage in a set programme of visits and activities. In Years 8 and 9 students have a greater degree of choice from a wide range of options. During this week trips to France and Germany are also on offer for students who would like to experience a week away putting their language studies to good use!

Year 10 students are all involved in a week of Work Experience, which is an important opportunity for them to see what it is like being in a work environment.  They are able to develop new skills and many are able to use this time to explore future careers.

Year 12 students spend the week visiting universities, participating in work experience, and giving back to the local community through a variety of volunteering opportunities.

Our popular youth theatre productions have included The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Alice in Wonderland, Oliver!, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Singin’ in the Rain, and Annie Jr. Together with an annual arts and music showcase, they provide memorable entertainment for families and a chance for students to perform.

Students have the chance to take part in foreign study and sporting trips including Berlin, Paris, Barcelona and a football tour. Together with the Academy’s sister schools in the Emmanuel Schools Foundation, students are selected for the annual ‘Lions’ rugby tour, the Tall Ships Challenge and community work in South Africa.

Trips and Visits

During the year, there are many opportunities for students to experience learning outside of the classroom.  Many of these occur during the school day or on an evening, however in the past, students have taken part in trips to Zambia, South Africa, Mexico and Texas, as well as spending time on a Tall Ship.