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Curriculum Enhancement Programme


Every week two Thursday afternoons, conventional school is replaced with ‘Curriculum Enhancement’; an afternoon of enrichment activities run by specialists.  These opportunities are intended to broaden your child’s experience of the curriculum and introduce them to new skills, knowledge and experiences.  Alternatively, your child can leave school at 1.55pm to continue their learning from home for the afternoon. 

If you choose to remain in school, students must commit to attending every session.  Failure to attend regularly hinders progress and development and denies other students a chance to participate.

Absence Reporting via the SIMS Parent App

Parents are urged to encourage their child to attend every session to benefit from the programme.  If your child is absent, parents are requested to mark the absence via the SIMS Parent app (Click here to access guide) at the earliest opportunity or by 10am on the day of the session.  Email requests will not be accepted unless there is an emergency.  If your SIMS Parent app is not working, please email to resolve the issues. 

Dates of workshops 2022 - 2023 

The sessions run throughout the academic year on CE Thursday afternoons from 1.55pm–3.35pm. 

The dates are as follows: 

Autumn Term 2022:

15, 29 September 

13 October

3, 17, November

15 December

Spring Term 2023:

12, 26 January 

9 February 

2, 16, 30 March 

Summer Term 2023

27 April

11, 25 May 

15, 29 June

13 July  

If you have any queries, please email Ms Noreen on

The following is a list of some of the courses we are running, which is subject to review in the summer of 2023: 

  • Animation
  • Aston Villa Football
  • Basketball
  • Boxercise
  • British Sign Language
  • Community Apprentice
  • Cookery
  • Engineering
  • Exploring Photography & Mixed Media Editing
  • Music Club
  • Gym
  • Hockey
  • Learning Support Craft Club
  • Multi-Sports
  • Music Club
  • Study Skills & World Cinema
  • Wing Tjun

Please refer to the monthly school newsletter for regular feedback and experiences of pupils on the courses listed above.