Chiltern Academy places great emphasis on extracurricular involvement for all students.
These complement the curriculum and offer our students the opportunity of learning and developing in different ways.
All students are encouraged to participate in at least one activity and most do so. By getting involved in activities beyond the classroom, students participate in the life of the school and have ownership of their school. This supports their studies and, time and again, we see that those who are most involved in the extra-curricular programme are those who do best in their studies.
Research in schools showed that in schools offering 30 or more extra-curricular activities, pupils’ GCSE results (and especially in the case of boys) could be raised by as much as 66%. It is certainly our experience that students who are heavily engaged in the extra-curricular life of the school both do well academically and tend to be happier well-adjusted people.
If you are a pupil, do get involved in the extra-curricular programme at Chiltern Academy: expand your horizons and make the most of your talents.
Examples of some of clubs offered:
- Engineering - F1 in Schools, Makerspace, Electronics
- STEM - Science-based STEM projects
- Newspaper - Writing the school newspaper
- Community - Raising money for local charities
- Robotics - Vex IQ
- Computer Science - Coding and Website
- Performing Arts - Singing, Dance, Music
And many more….. However, if you would like to suggest an extracurricular activity that we don't currently run see Mr Pallett.