Bluecoat Aspley is passionately committed to developing every facet of the young people in our care. We believe that while academic success of is a prime concern we should treat students as whole people caring for and encouraging their physical, mental and spiritual potential. Our enrichment programme reflects this ethos providing opportunities for all students to explore new interests, challenge themselves and have a lot of fun.
Thursday afternoon enrichment for Years 7 & 8
Every Thursday afternoon (period 5) the normal timetable is suspended and the Year 7 students take part in enrichment activities. These activities are voluntary for Year 8 should they wish to take part.
At the beginning of each term students will choose the enrichment activity they wish to take part in for the two 5 week blocks of that term. Activities include sports such as basketball, tennis, racketball, cricket and athletics with professional coaches coming into the academy to lead the sessions e.g. Nottingham Forest, Notts County Cricket Club and the National Ice Arena. There are also other activities such as web design, dance, jewellery making, making films and drama for students to choose along with many others. Some activities take place off site at the David Lloyd Fitness Club and the Nottingham University Jubilee Campus Sports Hall.
The sessions will last 1 hour, 1 ½ hours or 2 hours depending on the activity and all activities are free of charge. Students are encouraged to choose a variety of options over the 6 blocks in the year.
We have a huge program of lunch time clubs suited to all tastes and interests. These clubs are run by staff who give up their lunch times to provide fun places to meet friends and explore new activities. The clubs include sports, STEM, arts, Christian unions, movie clubs, music clubs and much more. They are all free and members receive a membership card that entitles them to an early lunch.
A number of subject specific and general study clubs are available every week in order to enhance and support the curriculum. These clubs run at lunchtimes and after school and operate on a drop in basis. The study clubs are there to help with class work, homework and controlled assessment as well as to give support in areas where students may be struggling.