At Ormiston Chadwick Academy, we pride ourselves on having one of the most comprehensive enrichment programmes in the country. Students benefit from a multitude of different enrichment opportunities to participate in every week. This is possible because every teaching and support member of staff delivers some form of extra-curricular activity.

It is our mission to ensure there really is something for everyone, not matter what. Some opportunities can include various aspects of Performing Arts such as instrumental lessons, choir and dance. We offer sporting enrichment which includes everything you would traditionally expect (rugby, football, cricket, netball etc.) but we also include activities such as rock climbing, orienteering and martial arts. We also offer several accredited enrichments, including our extremely popular Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze and Silver level.

Our staff love the opportunity to bring learning to life by providing the students with experiences through many school visits, such as cultural, sporting, language, geographical and historical visits, some of which may include international travel. We provide various options for students to represent the school through unique experiences such as school sport fixtures, Shakespeare for School Festival, participating in workshops with professional artists and the opportunity to attend live theatre as well as working within the local community.

This allows us to make the biggest difference to the lives of all our students by laying the foundations to encourage a successful future.

We also offer a mindfulness and wellbeing club which is aimed at improving students’ mental health, coping strategies and self-esteem.  Staff well-being is also a focus as we offer enrichment opportunities and staff competitions.

Follow the academy’s enrichment sessions on Instagram @oca_enrichment

Ormiston Chadwick Academy are committed to laying the foundations to a successful future both in the classroom and via enrichment activities. By the time students leave OCA, all will:

  • have experienced a live performance/sporting event.
  • have visited sites of cultural importance.
  • have experienced locations outside of their local area- in the UK and abroad.
  • have made a positive contribution to the wider community.
  • have visited further education/university settings.