We believe that enrichment opportunities are an essential part of your child’s education. That is why we offer a number of activities that take place after school on a Tuesday and Thursday from 2.50 pm – 3.40 pm. The range is vast and varied including Japanese for beginners, learning the ukulele, chess and Science club. There are also numerous sports clubs and teams to join as well as many opportunities within the performing arts to sing, play instruments and be part of school productions. Through enrichment comes the confidence borne of trying something new, of broadened experiences and of a wider set of friendships. Enrichment encourages teamwork, competition and resilience. It also develops leadership. During enrichment time there are also sessions aimed at providing students with the time and resources to complete homework and catch up on schoolwork within supervised study.
At Samuel Ward, we also have an intentional focus on the development of leadership skills, with pupils being able to take part in a wide range of opportunities that encompass School Ambassadors, Language Leaders and the Duke of Edinburgh  Award. We recognise and accredit the development of these skills, along with a number of others, in the MidBacc Award, the completion of which requires pupils to reflect on their learning and in doing so make clear the steps that they have taken.