Enrichment & Extra-Curricular Activities

Our academy not only delivers a broad subject curriculum but the staff at the academy dedicate hours of time to ensure our students have a varied extracurricular experience. We have a wide range of clubs that happen on a daily basis: British Sign Language Club, The Trentham Zine, Robotics Club, Creative club to name but a few. As the academy’s cultural capital lead, I am confident in being able to promise each student the opportunity to partake in an extracurricular club that interests them whether this is sporting, creative or a time to socialise. Every club embodies the academy’s motto of ‘Dream Big, Work Hard, Persevere and Succeed’.   

Lunchtime & After School Clubs

Our range of after school clubs gives students the opportunity to explore everything from Robotics to Films to Ecology. The PE department have developed hugely successful sports teams and offer the opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills through sports leader programmes and awards, transition activities and sporting activities for students, irrespective of sporting ability. 

We have widened our offering of clubs to give more opportunities for example the Trentham Academy Chess Club has recently started and has already taken part in national and international matches, such as our recent remotely arranged match versus a school in Greece. 

All of our students have the opportunity to explore the expressive arts through our three productions and shows per year. In previous years, our students have produced Grease, Annie and many other classic shows. 

Trentham Doctorate

At Trentham Academy, we are dedicated to promote student’s learning and personal growth around our values of Respect, Optimism, Integrity and Responsibility. All of the challenges which have been set and the books, music and films on the read, watch, listen booklet have been carefully selected for enrichment, challenge and most importantly, enjoyment. The Trentham Doctorate is an award to help students to excel beyond the classroom and to recognise all of the activities which they complete outside of the academy.

School Games

School Games is a National program delivered locally, to ensure more children have the opportunity to enjoy competing and achieving their personal best.

Trentham Academy host the School Games Organiser for South Stoke and the Barclays Girls Football School Partnership strategic lead, and as such the students at the Academy have many opportunities to assist with the running of primary, secondary and special school events as Sports Leaders.

Pupils in year 10 have the opportunity to assist at local primary schools after school clubs as sports leaders. Those students who volunteer over a prolonged period of time are invited to the City sports leaders and volunteering presentation evening at Stoke City FC.

Students picture with certificate

Our Sports Leaders are trained by School Games Organiser, Mrs Lightfoot who is based at the Academy. Sports Leaders have many opportunities throughout their time here to assist at Primary School sporting Competitions and festivals. Some of which are held here and others at local primary schools and sports clubs.

Events our leaders have been part of:

  • Change 4 Life festivals
  • Partnership Games
  • YR 3&4 Tag Rugby
  • High 5 Netball
  • KS2 Cross Country
  • Year 5 &6 Sport 4 All
  • Year 3 &4 Mini Tennis

Some of our leaders also benefit from further training from Staffordshire RFU, and taking part in the Young Netball Umpires Award, Tennis leaders award as well as the Sports Leaders Young Leader Award.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Students from Trentham Academy can choose to take part in the Duke Of Edinburgh Award at Bronze level in year 9 and Silver level in year 10.

Every student must complete four sections of physical, skills, volunteering and expedition in order to achieve their award. Furthermore, there are 20 conditions of the expedition that must be fulfilled, as outlined via the following link: The 20 Conditions of the Expedition section – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (dofe.org)

Bronze DofE videos

Silver DofE videos

The Academy believes in developing the person as a whole so they can accomplish educational excellence."