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Clubs and activities

Whether you’re a budding scientist, musician or actor, there is a club for you at the Academy. Clubs don't just revolve around sports and performing arts either with a wide range of exciting activities available for everyone all happening under one roof!

Club Year group Staff Day and time Location

Senior drama club

Year 9,10 and11

Kelly/Kathryn

Monday: 2.45pm-4.00pm

Drama studio

Boxing club

Boys all year groups

A Hardy

Monday: after school

PE

Piano club

Everyone

D Robson

Monday: 3-3.45pm

C3

Boys rugby

Years 7 and 8

S Clarke

Monday: after school

PE

Boys football

Year 9

P Harris

Monday: after school

PE

ETwinning club

Everyone

I Kell

Monday: after school and every lunchtime

B3/D3

Choir

Everyone

R Judson

Tuesday: lunchtime

Perf hall

Brass quintet

Everyone

D Robson

Tuesday: 3-3.45pm

C13

Guitar club

Everyone

D Robson

Tuesday: 3-3.45pm

C12

Dance performance group

All – limited places

Z Peel

Tuesday: after school

Dance studio

Year 7 drama club

Year 7

Kelly/Kathryn

Tuesday: 2.45pm-4.00pm

Drama studio

Spelling club

Years 7,8 and 9

O Farrell

Tuesday: after school

A57

Girls football

Year 7, 8 and 9

J Murray

Tuesday: after school

PE

Basketball

Everyone boys

D Mann

Tuesday: after school

Sports hall

Homework club

Everyone

H Edwards

Tuesday: after school

A57

Mathletes (homework club)

Year 7 and 8 and 9

R Marshall

W Daws

Tuesday: after school

B68

Science club

Everyone

E Elstob

Tuesday: after school

Science dept

STEM club

Years 7, 8, 9 and 10

D Flynn

C Pearson

TBC

TBC

Reading club

Year 7 and 8

K Pounder

Tuesday: after school

A61

Art club

KS4

C Darling

J Gunn

Everyday: after school

B6, A27

Art club

KS3

K Weighill

Tuesday: after school

A25

Historical fiction writing club

Everyone

C Raper

Tuesday: after school

A60

Girls rugby

Years 7 and 8 girls

S Clarke

Wednesday: after school

PE

Boxing club

Girls - all year groups

A Hardy

Wednesday: after school

PE

Table tennis

Everyone

P Harris

Wednesday: after school

Sports hall

String group

Everyone

C Sellars

Wednesday: 2.45-3.3.30pm

C3

Chamber choir

Everyone

R Judson

Wednesday: after school

C1

Steel band

Years 10 and 11

D Robson
W Harrison

Wednesday: 2.45-3.3.30pm

Perf hall

Cricket

Everyone

E Elstob

Z Peel

TBC

PE

Year 8 drama club

Year 8

Kelly/Kathryn

Wednesday: 2.45pm-4.00pm

Drama studio

Boys rugby

Years 9 and 10

Sports coach

Wednesday: after school

PE

Debating club

Years 9, 10 and 11

D Harding

L Baker

Wednesday: after school

E3

Chess club

Everyone

R Simson

Thursday lunchtime – first lunch

B67

Steel band

Years 7, 8 and 9

D Robson

W Harrison

Thursday: 2.45-3.3.30pm

Perf hall

Newspaper Club

Everyone

R Jamieson

Thursday: after school

A72

Creative writing club

Everyone

C Morris

Thursday: after school

A70

Media club

Everyone

B Booth

Thursday: after school

A53

School cheer leading squad

All but auditioned end of Sept

Z Peel

Thursday: after school

Dance studio

Netball

Year 7, 8 and 9 girls

L Mason

Thursday: after school

Sports hall

Backstage club

Everyone

G Spence

Thursday: 2.45-3.3.45pm

C9/PH

Concert band

All woodwind and brass players

D Robson

W Harrison

T Mortimer

V Bates

Friday: 2.45 - 3.30pm

C3

Girls rugby

Years 9 and 10

S Clarke

Friday: after school

PE

Boys rugby

Year 8 and 9

Sports coach

Friday: after school

PE

Dodgeball

Everyone

P Harris

Friday: after school

Sports hall

Gymnastics

Year 7 and 8

L Usher

Friday: after school

PE

Cheerleading club

Everyone

Z Peel

TBC - once a fortnight: lunchtime

Dance studio

Use of library – computers and tables

Everyone

A Calvert

Everyday until 4pm (or 3.30 on Fridays)

LRC

Theatre school

Everyone

Kelly/Kathryn

Saturday: 10am-1pm

Perf hall

Chess club

Playing chess encourages self-assessment, healthy competition and teamwork. It is an excellent activity to make use of your free time. Playing chess will develop focus, discipline, strategic thinking and concentration. 

Cricket club

Whether you already play for a club or you are a complete beginner cricket club is for everyone and anyone. Come along and give it a try!

Drama

Come along and join drama club a great place to enjoy great company, play drama games, create, devise and be a part of a performance and generally have fun. What can be better than that?

Newspaper club

Our school magazine Spotlight is written entirely by students! Come along to practice your journalistic skills and be a part of the creative team!

Spelling club

Spelling club is the fun and exciting way to learn your spellings and be challenged by weekly bees. Come and join the team!

STEM club

STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) club is a place  to try new things where you decide what the activities are, from  Lava lamps to screaming jelly babies and photoshop to formula 1, there’s something for everyone! Come along join the fun, learn new things and see the importance of STEM subjects!

Reading club

Do you love to read? Do you want to know which books will make you want to read more?  Then reading club is the place for you! Everyone is welcome to come along!

Backstage club

The backstage club will meet once a week after school to give students a chance to learn how to use the sound and lighting equipment in the performance hall and also the school’s recording studio. If any students want to be involved backstage in school shows and concerts they will have to show a lot of commitment and a willingness to give up their spare time to attend technical rehearsals. If enough interest is shown we will also look at the technology the school uses in recording and filming performances