Clubs and Enrichment
Our Year 11 lectures and sessions
Our English information is below
Our Maths information is below
Monday & Thursday – Maths set 11Y1 & 11Y2 Shrewsbury School Session – 3.10pm to 4.10pm in M4
Tuesday – Session 6 – 3.10pm to 3.40pm in class teacher’s room
Saturday – Maths set 11Y3 & 11Y4 (11Y1 & 11Y2 by invitation only) – 12.00pm to 2.00pm in G1
Our Drama information is below
Tuesday – Year 11 Drama Intervention – 8.00am to 8.40am in the Drama Studio
Our Humanities information is below
Thursday – Year 11 Geography Intervention – 3.15pm to 4.15pm in E7 with Mr Ward
Friday – Year 11 Geography Intervention – 3.15pm to 4.15pm in G1 with Mrs Jones
Friday – Year 11 History Intervention – 3.15pm to 4.15pm in H1 with Miss Harper
Friday – Year 11 History Intervention – 3.15pm to 4.15pm in H2 with Mrs Coicheci
Our Music information is below
Tuesday & Friday – Year 11 Music Intervention – 3.10pm to 4.10pm in the Music room
Our Technology information is below
Monday to Friday – Food Technology Intervention – 3.10pm to 4.00pm in Technology 3
Monday to Friday –Textiles Intervention- by appointment only in Technology 1
Thursday & Saturday – Product Design Intervention – 10.30am – 2.00pm in Technology 2
Our P.E information is below
Cambridge Nationals – Year 10 and 11
We are offering the Cambridge National course to students who opted to complete the qualification as an addition to their other option choices. This course runs every Monday night until 4.30pm in IT3
Covid – 19 Restrictions
Due to the current lockdown measures, we are unable to offer and practical sports/activities this term. We are looking at what the future holds for after Christmas. Shropshire FA have suspended all schools Football cup competitions until the new year
Shrewsbury Town in the Community
We are continuing with these sessions as they are run by an outside organisation. These football sessions will run on the following days:
Monday – Year 8 (am – Fitness pm – Football)
Tuesday – Year 11 (am – Fitness pm – Football)
Wednesday – Year 9 (am – Fitness pm – Football)
Thursday – Year 10 (am – Fitness pm – Football)
Physical Education Department Shrewsbury Academy
The Physical Education Department offers an extensive Extra Curricular programme. We have activities taking place as a Session 0 (before school) and Session 6 (after school) every day of the week. All of these extra-curricular clubs/activities are free and are available for every student to attend, regardless of ability. We firmly believe that extra curricular activities are important for the welfare of your child’s physical development, not only for improving levels of fitness, but also enhancing skills, meeting students from other groups, as well as learning or developing new sports.
We are proud to offer a vast array of sports and activities throughout the year. These include; Football, Badminton, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Fitness Suite, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics. Alongside attendance at clubs, your child has the opportunity to represent the school in the above sports locally, county and nationally. There is an expectation that you need to attend the clubs of that sport in order to represent the school and build on the motto of “no train, no play”.
Our students in the past have enjoyed many sporting experiences competing in sports, not only the success of winning games, tournaments or cup competitions but at the same time losing. Our students can still recall many experiences of fixtures they have had and these create memories for life.
As a Department, we also offer various opportunities for students to attend sporting trips for example Premier league Football matches, Twenty20 Cricket games. These are great experiences for students to watch top class professional sport. In the past, we have also offered Sporing tours/trips for Football and Netball abroad which have included Barcelona Spain, Paris – France and until the Covid outbreak, we were due to be visiting Holland. The trips have always been a great success and students are always keen to attend. We operate several fundraisers throughout the year in order to subsidise the running costs for each individual.
The school has a professional dance studio that is used for dance and drama lessons. The music room is fully equipped with a range of instruments and peripatetic lessons are available in a singing and various instruments from external private teachers.
The school hall has a full stage with state of the art lighting system that is used all year with for the Performing Arts departments thriving extra curricular programme.
Students have vast opportunities to become involved in performing arts based activities in their Dance, Drama and Music lessons at KS3 and can opt to study the three disciplines at GCSE level.
Every half term there is alive performance by our students. Shows throughout the year include: Shrewsbury Academy’s Got Talent, Christmas Concert. Annual school musical, GCSE Dance, Drama and Music exam performances, Summer Concert.
Work Experience Programme
Annually, Year 10 students are encouraged to experience the ‘world of work’, when they partake in a one week work experience placement. The school’s extensive business network ensures that students find placements relevant to their interests and career aspirations, and this forms a crucial element of their learning development.
Educational Visits & Events
At Shrewsbury Academy, the opportunities available to students outside of the classroom are exceptional. From Ski tours in Italy, spending days & nights in New York to Geography Field Studies at Cardingmill Valley, students are given every opportunity to transfer the skills they learn in the classroom to an external environment and bring their learning journey to life. Recent trips have included:
Year 8 pupils enjoyed a residential visit to Manor Adventure with Mr Mee & Miss Powell. This outdoor pursuit activity centre offers exceptional facilities within a 55-acre site in the heart of Wales between the Brecon Beacons and the Cambria mountains, with views over the stunning Welsh hills. The 5-acre lake and adjoining river provides a lovely backdrop for a range of outdoor pursuits. A wonderful programme of activities was arranged, and everyone had a great time participating in Kayaking, Abseiling, Blind Trail, Climbing, Crate Stack, Obstacle Course, Orienteering and evening walks.
New York City
Taking on New York with 40 students was a daunting dream HOWEVER, even though there were a few bumps in the road (Our hotel was double booked – but a free upgrade to an even better hotel so win!) we managed it and had an amazing once in a life trip that our pupils will never forget! The days were long and brimming with amazing, wonderful and iconic sites to see. There were some many opportunities for our pupils to see and visit places they had only ever seen on TV from the Rockefeller Centre, ice-skating in Central Park to the Natural History Museum. Obvious highlights had to be the Empire State Building, many of our pupils braved the heavy heights and the breath-taking view at night was a remarkable sight. We were also able to make the trip across to Liberty Island to stare up in wonder at the colossal Statue of Liberty and take a whole host of amazing pictures; this particular landmark really drove home to pupils how amazing the trip truly was; they were experiencing things that so many others will only see on TV. Times Square also filled our pupils with a sense of wonder and excitement; the bright lights and street performers and the vast amount of shopping opportunities lay before them and shop they did! All our pupils were fantastically behaved and amazing advocates for Shrewsbury Academy. The staff could not have been prouder of them and we are sure they we will always remember this once in a life time trip!
Clubs and Enrichment