The Enrichment programme is a very important part of each pupil’s opportunity at Bolingbroke Academy. It encourages pupils to develop many skills which will prepare them for the future, for example problem-solving, creative thinking, initiative, discovery, teamwork etc.

Enrichment groups will be arranged twice a year, based on pupils’ interests. Activities in previous years have included ‘The Bark’ Academy magazine, First Aid course, Mandarin, Rowing at Barn Elms, a Community project, debating, Princes Trust, and World Sports. Enrichments are available for pupils to sign up to in sports, creative and performing arts, cultural and academic activities e.g. computing.

There are two cycles of Enrichment:

September to February Half Term

February Half Term – July

Enrichments which are run by external providers cost £75 per cycle, and there are free options each day as well. All pupils who are eleigble for Free School Meals do not need to pay for enrichments.

Here are some examples of enrichments which we are running during the first cycle in 2022:

Before school football squad and fitness training
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Table Tennis
Public Speaking
Vocal Group
Bolingbroke Orchestra
Rock School
Art Clinic
Bolingbroke Choir
Music Tech
Tag Rugby
Languages (French, Italian)
School production cast, crew and show band

We also run an Independent Study Club which is a fantastic space to empower excellence for our young people by staying organised and completing their independent study with the support of our community of staff and sixth formers should they need. After school Monday to Thursday between 15:15 and 16:15 in the dining hall, pupils and student are invited to come in, set up and begin their study. Once set up and working, pupils can aid their studies with snacks and drinks provided to help keep their energy levels up while sixth formers will circulate and support to give our young people the best possible habits, support and experience. We encourage both group study and independent study, whatever works best for the students to complete the work they need as part of our brilliant community.