London Academy’s Mission is that its students will be among the Leaders for Tomorrow. As well as striving for academic excellence, we believe that to foster the leadership skills which are so important for all our students, it is vital that they are provided with opportunities to widen their social and cultural capital. Below is a list of the many extra-curricular activities which London Academy deliver every year.
We are proud that we offer so many additional opportunities, however are also always looking for ways to grow and we hope to continue to see more opportunities come to fruition as time goes on.
Brilliant Club: The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils progressing to highly-selective universities. They do this by mobilising the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools. More information is available here.
Debate Mate: Debate Mate recruits and trains university students to run extra-curricular debate workshops in schools to increase speaking and listening attainment and improve a range of higher-order thinking skills and non-cognitive abilities such as confidence, teamwork, and leadership. More information is available here.
Duke of Edinburgh: Imagine giving your child the opportunity to be the very best they can be. Introduce them to the DofE and they’ll gain valuable skills, have incredible experiences and make friends for life. Open to anyone at London Academy, the DofE encourages teamwork and social interaction and helps young people to stand out from the crowd when applying for university and jobs. More information is available here.
Enrichment: At London Academy, we believe that part of a world class education includes ensuring that every student leaves us as a confident, articulate and culturally aware young adult. We want to ensure that students can pursue careers that they are passionate about, contribute positively to society and live happy and fulfilled lives. To help us achieve this, we believe that an excellent enrichment curriculum is as important as the traditional subjects students’ study. Our Enrichment programme offers students a broad selection of projects. Each Enrichment project introduces students to a range of new skills and opportunities, which will allow them to grow knowledge, acquire new interests and hobbies outside of our academic curriculum. Students participate in three Enrichment projects over the course of the year, with each project running over one term and this takes place on a Wednesday afternoon as a part of our normal school day.
Peripatetic Music Lessons: London Academy offers one-on-one peripatetic music lessons with expert teachers in strings, woodwind, percussion, piano and singing. Lessons last between 15 and 45 minutes and are free of charge to eligible students.
School Drama and Music Productions: We are proud of the quality of drama and music education at London Academy and our students are always proud to show off their talents. London Academy holds regular drama and music productions, including plays and arts showcases. Highlights are the annual Winter and Summer Showcases as well as Awards Evening performances.
First Give: Through volunteering and fundraising, First Give helps young people give their time and talent to improve their community. More information is available here.
Product in a Tin Competition (Textiles): This competition helps to raise the profile of Design & Technology, motivate young people, Provide schools with resources & equipment, and develop designing and making skills. Textiles students love entering this competition every year and London Academy always performs well. More information is available here.
Board game and chess clubs: Students meet weekly to play boardgames and chess with friends and teachers for the purposes of analytical thinking, strategizing and of course, having fun!
UKMT Maths Challenges: The UKMT Individual Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of pupils. The three levels cover the secondary school range 11-18 and together they attract over 600,000 entries from over 4,000 schools and colleges. More information is available here.
Transport for London Innovate: Innovate TfL asks groups of young people in Years 12 and 13 to work together to come up with an innovative solution to a real TfL challenge. This works in the form of a competition and London Academy Engineering Students very much enjoy taking part in this challenge. Last year, one of our teams were amongst the winners and attended the event final. More information is available here.
Career Ready: Career Ready works across the UK to connect young people with the world of work, unlocking their potential and levelling the playing field. Since 2002, they have connected employers with schools & colleges to provide young people aged 14-18 with mentors, internships, masterclasses, and employer-led activities that prepare them for the world of work. More information is available here.
Access Aspiration Work Placements: Access Aspiration links young people and business together. They aim to increase social mobility by providing access to employability training and aspirational work placements. More information is available here.
Regular visits to some of London’s top theatres, especially to study plays on the curriculum.A significant number of university trips with the aspiration that every student in every year gets to visit a university annually.
Geography field trips
Annual France Trip
Annual Jamie’s Farm Trip
Regular trips to Oxbridge
A significant number of subject related trips to all around the country happen every year.