The College is committed to helping all Senior and Prep School pupils achieve excellence in every aspect of their lives. This means we focus not only upon providing a first-class education; we’re also determined to deliver a balanced programme of enrichment.
This is our term for the broad array of co-curricular activities – including sport, art and technology, music and drama – on offer. These help to shape the whole child, not just prepare an examination candidate.
ENRICHMENT CATEGORIES: SKILL; VOLUNTEERING; SPORTING
Our enrichment programme encourages pupils of all ages to acquire new skills, interests and experiences – all within the context of a well-balanced, holistic education.
From Years 3 to 13, pupils have several timetabled opportunities each week to try out Skill-based Activities. This rich and varied “Learning for Life” programme includes sessions in drama, ballet, gardening, fencing, cookery, coding, critical thinking, drone flying, debating and Model United Nations.
From Years 9 to 11, these Skill-based Activities are on two afternoons a week. A third is devoted to Volunteering, meaning that all of our Year 9 pupils take part in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. In Year 10, Volunteering involves participation in the Framlingham Community Service Programme or the College’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF).
The College’s proud tradition of inclusivity ensures that almost all pupils take part in after-school Games’ team practices once a week. This counts as a Sporting Activity towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, as do the host of other sports activities on offer. Pupils who have music or LAMDA lessons can count them as a Skill-based Activity.
The school also arranges cultural, educational and recreational visits – as well as journeys of discovery. In addition, we host debates, organise visiting speakers, and encourage societies and musical performances.
Given the demands of AS and A Levels, Sixth Form pupils make their own decisions about their level of commitment to the enrichment programme. However, we strongly urge them to participate in some form, and they all continue to have compulsory timetabled sessions in sport and exercise.