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The Extended Day

Learning beyond the classroom.

The extended day at Bolder Academy gives us a chance to inspire and educate our students in a free, flexible and creative way. We want to be as innovative as possible, offering students access to activities that no other schools in the borough are able to provide.

When we began the early development of the Academy, we identified what we felt were the most important outcomes for our students. These are:

  1. Be proud of our school
  2. Be kind to our community
  3. Be safe
  4. Be our physical and mental best
  5. Be creative
  6. Be self-aware and develop skills
  7. Be our academic best
  8. Be passionate and work towards happy futures

Firstly, we keep the student outcomes front of mind as we develop and teach the syllabus. Secondly, we design extracurricular activities to further embed these outcomes. We afford ourselves flexibility to run these activities during the extended day or, in some circumstances, over a full day.

We have developed some of this work closely with Sky. We have called on their experience of delivering initiatives like Sky Academy and Sky Sports Living for Sport, which have changed the lives of over half a million young people in secondary schools over the last decade.

Co-creating opportunities like this with local organisations will help to expand the Academy’s offer and provide rich and inspirational experiences for all our students.

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