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The purpose of enrichment at Atherton High School is to provide extended learning opportunities that branch out from the academic, technical, and vocational that actively promote the personal development of all our pupils, in line with the values of Atherton High School of respect, responsibility and ambition. Enrichment activities give students the opportunity to study concepts with greater depth, breadth, and complexity, while also helping students to pursue their own areas of interest and strengths, developing skills and attributes that can be used in future career pathways. At Atherton High School, we believe all students deserve a well-rounded, culturally rich, education.

In practice this means:

  • There are opportunities for pupils to develop an awareness of, and respect for, themselves and others.
  • Enrichment supports the development of positive self-esteem, which will help pupils to cope with the challenges of personal growth.
  • The wide range of activities enable pupils to be aware of the personal choices they can make and prepares them to make responsible decisions.
  • Pupils are supported by being able to explore their feelings and emotions and promote confidence in their abilities.
  • Pupils are provided with opportunities to explore and question their own thoughts and feelings.
  • Pupils have meaningful encounters with both employers and Further Education providers to provide them with the right advice and guidance to help them make informed choices about their future pathways.

Approaches to enrichment may happen during or outside of normal school hours.  At Atherton High School we offer after-school enrichment sessions 3:00-4:00pm, Monday to Wednesday, enabling all our pupils to explore and develop new and current interests. These experiences help pupils to develop their resilience, confidence and independence as well as keeping them physically and mentally healthy.

Students are invited to attend our Enrichment Fair, in September, January and April, where they can find information about what clubs are on offer during each term. Students will then inform their form tutor of their choice of club(s) and attendance is monitored on a weekly basis. It is also important to stress that students attending our after-school enrichment offer, will need to inform parents/carers of what club they are attending and the timings of the club. Pupils are also able to move from club to club each week depending on their preference.

Enrichment / Intervention Timetable – Click here to view

Local Club list 2023/24 – Click here to view

Beyond the classroom Learning Newsletter 2022/23 – Click here to view

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Team Training

In June the year 10 Duke of Edinburgh has been out navigating their way unaided around Rivington on a two day expedition. The team successfully completed their hike in full kit including rucksacks  that had all essential cooking and sleeping equipment. Congratulations to all children involved.

“The purpose of our enrichment offer is to provide extended learning opportunities to help students to pursue their own areas of interest and strengths. Through enrichment activities, pupils can engage in the wider school community and learn important social and emotional life skills. ”

Mr McKie