At Ormiston Bridge Academy, we believe strongly that learning extends well beyond the classroom and that an outstanding education should offer all students an extensive range of enrichment activities, which will support them to be successful in life. Alongside an academically rigorous, challenging and thought provoking curriculum, we run an extensive range of enrichment activities on Friday afternoons.  

Our aim with enrichment is to: 

  • Help students gain exposure to new subjects and disciplines 
  • Allows our students to identify talents and key areas of interest 
  • Help to reduce anxiety 
  • Increase student’s social and soft skills 
  • Allow our students to gain real world and applied experiences 
  • Enhance our student’s confidence in personal abilities 
  • Help to build great relationships between teachers and students 

A key priority of the academy is to develop student’s cultural capital by providing links to the wider world, encouraging our students to be aware of the exciting range of life experiences available to them. By providing these opportunities for students to engage in activities outside the classroom, we hope to encourage them to see themselves as young people entitled to and able to take advantage of, culturally enriching experiences through their lives. 

Sessions have included activities such as art, music, drama, dance, chess, cooking and educational visits as well as numerous sports clubs and outdoor opportunities. We work closely with external partners to provide a broad range of opportunities and experiences.