Co-Curricular and Enrichment


Academy Enrichment

Enrichment can be classed as anything that goes beyond the standard curriculum to enhance and enrich students development.  It is an opportunity for students to expand their learning and develop new skills and interests.  There are multiple studies that reaffirm that participation in after-school activities results in better grades, better behavior in the classroom and better work habits.  At Weavers, our aim is to have 100% of our students involved in a weekly enrichment activity either within school or in the community.

Below is our current enrichment timetable and students just need to turn up in order to take part:

Community Enrichment

There are a huge number of opportunities in our local community that our students can get involved with.  Below you will find a spreadsheet attachment with a collection of information about different opportunities available to students in our local area.  If you run an activity that you would like added to the list, or if you have further details on any of the listed activities, then please contact Miss Reading via email:

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, designed to support the personal and social development of young people. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable things in their free time. The Award is widely recognised by educationalists and employers.

Some of the benefits to young people include developing or discovering:

  • A sense of achievement
  • New skills and interests
  • Self-confidence and self-reliance
  • Leadership skills and abilities
  • Exciting opportunities
  • Experience of teamwork and decision making
  • Enjoyment

There are four sections to the Award. Participants should complete a minimum of 15 hours over 3 months on each of the skills, volunteering/service and physical recreation sections, with an additional 15 hours over 3 months to be spent on one of the sections. Students will be expected to make their own arrangements for these sections although this could involve participation in an existing club either at school or at elsewhere. In every case, an appropriate adult will be expected to act as a supervisor and complete a brief assessment of the participation in the activity.

The fourth section is the expedition. This is a two-day walking and camping journey, which is arranged by the School. Members of staff who have experience leading expeditions in the UK and who hold nationally recognised qualifications will give full training. This aspect of the award will be run through an approved outside organisation

More information about the award can be found at or speak to Miss Reading

For supporting documents please click below.

Arts Award

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible.

Whatever art form you’re interested in, whatever your ability, Arts Award fits you.

You can do an Arts Award in any area of the arts from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing, sculpture to film. You can be an artists or performer, or develop your skills in essential roles like marketing or stage management.

What do I do to get an Arts Award?

  • take part in different arts activities
  • be inspired by artists and arts organisations
  • experience arts events
  • share your arts skills with others
  • put together a portfolio or arts log in your own choice of format

And for Silver and Gold you’ll also get to:

  • set yourself arts challenges
  • organise your own projects
  • research arts careers and the arts sector

More information about the award can be found at or speak to Miss Reading

For supporting documents please click below.