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Samuel Whitbread Academy


Enrichment through Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Opportunities for extra-curricular activities at Samuel Whitbread Academy are amazing, with over 100 clubs, teams and activities before, during and after school. We regularly arrange visits to theatres, field centres, historical sites, exhibitions, foreign countries and major sporting events such as Wimbledon. Over the last few years students have travelled to countries such as: Iceland, France, Tanzania and America. Extra-curricular clubs and opportunities are facilitated by late buses which run throughout our catchment area and beyond, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The vast majority of our clubs and extra-curricular activities happen on these days and the buses (leaving the academy at 4.30pm) are free to all students.

Each year we have over 200 students taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award and last year we had a record number of students gaining their Gold Award. The Arts at Samuel Whitbread are outstanding and include alumni Ben Whishaw, who is in the latest James Bond film, and Crissie Rhodes from the band The Shires. Our Christmas productions often include over 100 students of all ages and the Summer Arts Festivals includes choirs, cheerleading, orchestras, dance, percussions groups, drama and several bands, with performances from many local schools and choirs.

The sports offer at Samuel Whitbread is unparalleled, with teams reaching National finals in Football, Netball, Rugby and Equestrian. All of our sports clubs are fully inclusive and welcome students of all abilities. We also have an amazing new gym which is used before, during and after school.

For our current school year extra-curricular timetable, please refer to your Edulink.

You can find more information on extra-curricular opportunities to the right hand side of this page.