We aim to provide an inspiring super-curriculum that affords all students the opportunity for success. We allow our students to find and to develop a range of personal interests.
We recognise that learning goes beyond the classroom and believe it should exist outside students’ experience of their academic and pastoral curriculum to truly educate a child’s mind, body and soul. This balance allows students to realise their full potential as dynamic, collaborative, successful individuals equipped to thrive in a changing world.
We offer a wider range of lunchtime clubs, including sports, performing arts and other opportunities – as outlined below.
In addition there are some clubs that run before school, after school and on a Saturday – as outlined below.
Period 7 is a key aspect of our Super curriculum and something we are very proud of at KWS.
All our year 7 to 9 students spend the last 30 mins of the day, three times a week, partaking in their choice of activities from each of our Mind, Body and Soul categories. The offer adapts for students in Years 10 and 11 to support their study needs whilst continuing to allow a balance of alternative, elected activities.
For more details about period 7 please click here.
Each subject offered on our timetable has specified some great super curricular activities for students to partake in if they wish to further their learning. These include relevant TED talks, websites for further study and books/articles further reading. They can be found in the sidebar.
There are many opportunities for further learning in Performing Arts through our clubs, masterclasses and performances. Full details can be found on our dedicated website www.kw-arts.co.uk
We also offer Peripatetic music, drama and dance tuition in school through a range of tutors. For more information, please fill out our simple form at www.kw-arts.co.uk/peri-lessons
We run a wide variety of trips, they are carefully planned to ensure a balance for each year group, more details can be seen here.
There are many further opportunities at KWS including regular external speakers in school (the Chief Executive of RSCPA was a past guest speaker) and chances to partake in local and national competitions. For example, all our yr 7 & 8 students participate in the computational thinking challenge ‘Bebras’, with one of our students making the national final of the subsequent Oxford Computing challenge. We have entered local competitions such as Youth Speaks and last year one of our students received a commendation in Poetry By Heart’s annual poetry competition. From Yr 9 we offer our students the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh awards, more details can be seen here.