An 11-16 Academy
At Stradbroke High School we believe that all students deserve to be challenged so that they all achieve their potential. We try to offer challenge activities and opportunities that are open to all students. We have organised regular trips to universities and we have had regular visitors in school to provide additional opportunities for our students.
We often provide the opportunity for students to get involved in additional projects that they can complete in their own time and we have had a good uptake when this has been offered, giving students the chance to explore a topic of their own interest.
Each year we have offered a variety of activities for our most able or talented students. These have included a script writing club with a local writer and film producer, a coding club with a local software developer, a jazz band run by the students themselves and many more clubs and activities to stretch and challenge.
For the past two years we have put on a Musical production which has enabled our talented musicians, actors, make up artists and back stage crew to gain invaluable experience.
For our most able students we have organised trips to Cambridge University and we encourage student leadership. Our Head boy and Head Girl and their deputies run our school council, VOSH, and we also have a Sports Council run by students.
As part of our challenge provision, we run an Aim Higher session every Thursday after school to give our Year 10 and 11 pupils the opportunity to complete homework in school and meet with teachers if they want extra help or challenge.
We have launched a new club for students in KS3 who want to really push and challenge themselves.
EEL stands for Exceptionally Enthusiastic Learners and the original idea came from Zak Hills-Brown in Year 8.
EEL School was launched in a KS3 assembly and was offered to everyone and so far around 30 have signed up. We will meet on a Thursday every week 2 in the Graphics room at lunchtime. We will have a ten minute talk or lecture from a member of staff on a topic they have an…Continue
Posted on November 17, 2017 at 9:56
As a reward for their hard work we took our 14 Year 9 students to Duxford War Museum. We had a great day out looking at all the aeroplanes and exhibits. One exhibition involved a really cool sound and light display where we had headphones and hand held speakers that could connect up with beams of light. When this happened we could hear sound bites from people who had been in the war.…Continue
Posted on July 7, 2017 at 15:50
Year 9 were invited to take part in an extra-curricular challenge project. They chose a subject to research and we met every week to check on their progress. We then had a 'party' this term where everyone brought in their projects and explained what they had created.
The projects were…Continue
Posted on March 17, 2017 at 11:30
On the 23rd November, we invited some Year 4 and 5 pupils from various local schools to take part in a Philosophy morning where we enjoyed refreshments, biscuits and discussing different ideas and opinions.
We asked some big questions such as 'do animals feel guilty?' 'does God exist?', 'Is there…Continue
Posted on November 23, 2016 at 12:07