The school places great importance on educating the whole person, and developing each student’s individual talents and interests.
The programme of activities outside lessons is regarded as an important part of the total education provided here.
Sports clubs and fixtures are a regular feature. Students take part in competitions and trials at all levels to international standards. Supporting this are strong links with local clubs, especially: cricket, netball, rugby and hockey. Sports Day is a major event in the school calendar.
The activities students regularly participate in include:
- Science club
- Study clubs
- Cyberia: our I.T. club
Students are encouraged to develop their personal and creative skills through a variety of Art, Music and Drama activities, which include:
- Visits to Art galleries
- Theatre visits
- The Brentwood Youth Arts Partnership
- Jazz band, Woodwind Group, Choirs and other ensembles
- School play
The annual Eisteddfod provides an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate their talents in: instrumental and vocal performances, drama, dance and poetry recitals in over six languages.
The Duke of Edinburgh award is offered in school as an extra curricular activity. It is run by Alex McCarthy, a qualified members of staff.
The award is divided into 4 sections. Physical Recreation, Skill, Volunteering and Expeditions. For the Gold award, an extra section Residential is added. Full training is given for the expeditions.
- Bronze Award: Year 10, Expeditions take place in Essex
- Silver Award: Year 11, Expeditions take place in the New Forest and the Peak District
- Gold Award: Can be offered in Sixth Form. A variety of locations is available for expeditions.
For further information about the award, please click on the following link to the Duke of Edinburgh Website http://www.dofe.org