Our commitment to educating the whole child means that we invest a lot in our extended curriculum.
We want our children to have rich and varied experiences and have opportunities beyond the traditional classroom. Our hope is that every child in the academy will be involved in some form of personal enrichment during their time with us.
The after-school clubs and extracurricular opportunities at the academy are numerous and cater for the many diverse interests of our students, who often uncover a previously undiscovered passion or talent.
Sports are a huge part of academy life and we encourage students to take part and represent the school in their chosen sport. Our SRWA Bears Basketball Academy is well-known in the area and beyond, providing students with fantastic experiences and expert coaching. Performing Arts is another huge strength of the academy and we are lucky to have such talented and dedicated staff in this department.
Students will have the chance to play in a band, sing in a choir and to take part in the numerous music, drama and dance performances that take place throughout the year.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award has grown in leaps and bounds since its launch two years ago, with nearly 30 students successfully completing the assessed expedition in the South Downs National Park. There are also activities which encourage students to look beyond the academy such as volunteering in the community and enterprise events as well as the community work encountered in our international trips.
One area which we are particularly passionate about is providing students with experiences that prepare them for the world of work. These experiences are supported by our in-house careers advisor and our excellent links with business.
We are proud of our unique partnerships with major organisations such as Ricardo, IRIS, Greenpower, Parafix and Bower and Wilkins plus many other local businesses. These partnerships connect our students with world-leading organisations and their exceptional staff, inspiring our students to think beyond what they thought possible.