Grace Academy Solihull Enrichment Programme



Studies have proven that students who get involved in extra-curricular activities:

  • Have better attendance
  • Get higher exam results
  • Have better social skills
  • Get on better with staff
  • Enjoy school more
  • Are more likely to succeed in further education

Starting in 2018, we have made a change to our weekly timetable, allowing more of our students to access our enrichment programme. Previously, all enrichment activities happened after the school day was finished, this actually prevented some of our students who desperately wanted to be involved in enrichment activities from doing so. In order to make enrichment available to more of our students, we decided to create an optional enrichment programme that takes place within the normal timetabled week on a Wednesday afternoon. Students who want to participate in enrichment can now do so and still fulfil their other responsibilities. This enrichment programme is in addition to all the other enrichment activities that take place during lunch time or after school on other days.

We pride ourselves on our extensive extra-curricular provision. There are many activities that take place outside the classroom across a range of interests – art, leisure, performing arts, science, sport, and technology – with most students belonging to at least one club. The activity choices change throughout the year, which encourages students to try new experiences from time-to-time.

Currently, our weekly Enrichment schedule is as follows:

Monday: 1:10pm-1:50pm (Lunch)

  • Table Tennis

Monday: 2:50pm-3:50pm

  • Musical songs and dance rehearsal
  • Dance (Boys & Girls)
  • Basketball (Boys & Girls)
  • Table Tennis (Boys & Girls)

Tuesday: 7:45am-8:10am (Before School)

  • Gym (Boys & Girls)

Tuesday: 12:10pm-12:50pm (Lunch)

  • Dance All Years @ 13.25
  • Keyboard club All Years

Wednesday: 12:10pm-12:50pm (Lunch)

  • Year 11 Gym
  • Bandlab development All years

Wednesday: 1:50pm-2:50pm (P5)

  • Year 10 ALPS
  • Badminton
  • Baking
  • Bike (bicycle repair)
  • Building Maintenance
  • Creative Writing
  • Fitness
  • Homework club / independent study
  • Music Club
  • Trampolining

Thursday: 12:10pm-12:50pm (Lunch)

  • Choir rehearsal

Thursday: 2:50pm-3:50pm

  • Netball (Boys & Girls)
  • Football (Boys & Girls)
  • Rugby (Boys & Girls)
  • Drama club

Friday: 7:45am-8:10am (Before School)

  • KS3 Indoor Football (Boys & Girls)

Β Friday: 2:50pm-3:50pm

  • BTEC Sport support Year 10 & 11
  • BTEC Support Year 10 & 11