“The good range of popular enrichment activities adds significantly to students’ personal development and their good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.” - Ofsted
Additional Study & Enrichment
Enrichment activities are a real strength at Stockport School. We offer a widespread range of activities available to students from all year groups with a wide number of our staff dedicating their own time to the organisation and running of these groups and clubs.
We encourage all of our students to become involved in a variety of activities during lunchtimes and at the end of our school day. They are advertised on school notice boards, during Form times, on the school website and are also publicised by the staff who are involved. As a school we publish a termly Enrichment schedule so that students and parents are aware of the activities which are on offer.
Some examples of these activities, clubs and groups are:
- Science Club
- Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme
- Debate Club
- BBC Young Reporters
- Maths Club
- Gardening Club
- Homework Club in the LRC for students to work in a quiet, conducive atmosphere with computer access
We have an excellent PE department who provide lots of different sporting activities which take place during school time, lunchtimes and after the end of the school day as well as all of our school teams who participate (with many victorious results) against other schools in the borough.
Some examples of these are:
In terms of performing arts; music, dance and drama are vibrant. In music, students can learn to play an instrument, join the school band, orchestra, string, woodwind and brass chamber ensembles, and the choir, giving performances each term. Our choir also sings as the Dementia Choir and supports those in the local community suffering with dementia. The annual school musical is a highlight of the year. There are opportunities for students to take part both on stage and behind the scenes.
Stockport School Operatic & Dramatic [SSODS] performance photos available to view here
We also hold whole school events which everyone can get involved in which are fun and have also raised money for charity too, such as the Race for Life for Cancer Research UK, Sport Relief and the Get Set for Glasgow Relay Challenge.
We encourage all of our students to get involved with the Enrichment activities and clubs as we feel that they are valuable and provide enjoyment as well as enhancement to their school life and education.
Enrichment helps students to develop their interests and abilities, provides valuable learning experiences outside their studies, and promotes independence and inter-personal links with students in other year groups.
Our students work hard, enjoy life and celebrate their successes.
Character is important – a CV may get you the interview, But character will get you the job