Enrichment & Extra Curricular


At Lightcliffe Academy, we view enrichment as a central part of the curriculum, where learning is enhanced and complements the main curriculum.

The enrichment offer, and student engagement with the programme, is a unique feature of the Academy, and the variety of the offer allows every student to find or develop an interest, hobby or skill that they are passionate about, which can be developed and sustained overtime.  This could include courses such as the Duke of Edinburg or the National Citizen Service, alongside volunteering within the Academy and the local community. Every student participation will be acknowledged, and successes celebrated.

Each subject offers each year group an opportunity for student enrichment throughout the academic year. This maybe weekly or across a set period.


A plan for the year foreach subject will be developed by middle leaders to ensure that all students have an opportunity to be involved with extra curricular activities in all subjects at some point within the year. Each term a plan will be shared with students and parents about which activities are available for students and when.

When students attend an extra-curricular activity, this will be logged on ClassCharts and students will receive 2achievement points. This is also added to the student SHARED character challenges awards.

Activities will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Middle leaders will decide which days is best suited to their departments and students.

Some activities will run across the year and sessions calendared in. For example, Duke of Edinburgh award.


The extra-curricular programme will create a well-rounded experience for Lightcliffe student.

Students will be able to develop both skills and experience lifelong learning activities that will help them to succeed in further education and employment.