Reflecting our commitment to creating memorable and engaging learning experiences we dedicate one lesson each fortnight to an enrichment activity.

This ensures that all students take part in something just because they want to – no exams, no assessment. The aim of this is to broaden students’ experiences and, crucially, show them that learning can be fun.

You can see more information about our current clubs and activities here.

Our Junior Academies are designed to develop students’ interest and skills in an area that they feel particularly inspired by. There are residential trips in Years 7, 8 and 9 in Sussex and further afield in the UK. We encourage all students to participate in these as they not only develop crucial subject knowledge and understanding, but also develop resilience and independence, essential for success in all situations.

In Years 10-13 there are residential trips, including Paris and Berlin, for specific subject areas.

Ideas For Activities

One of the main challenges since the lockdown began has been finding ways to successfully spend large amounts of unstructured time. For anyone this is hard, but for young people it is even harder. We see this as part of our pastoral support at this time and we aim to keep in contact with our families on a regular basis. 

At PACA we really enjoy our enrichment activities and our wider interests. We want to continue to encourage these during the summer holidays You can check out lots of ideas from food to brain teasers; from reading to French on our

Summer Holidays Enrichment Ideas Page.

We will continue to collate and disseminate ideas for enrichment and we are going to draw on ideas from our school community to share these ideas - so please email your Head of Year with any ideas you think could be shared with others.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Thirteen ambitious Year 10’s embarked on the journey to their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award in 2017, when they pledged to learn or develop a skill, take up or develop their ability in a physical activity, and to volunteer in the local community.

Students took up knitting, darts, and marksmanship; developed their prowess in kick boxing, football, and tap dancing; volunteered in charity shops, in sports leadership, and at a local Synagogue; and many more activities besides. Participants learned how to read a map, how to plan a route, and how to put up a tent. Taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award is open to all Year 9 students.

The camping trip was fun and action packed! It gave me lots of experiences that I’d never had before.
Year 7 PACA student

Read more about our clubs, activities and revision groups.