Summits

The Summits, as part of our key distinctive features, enhance and enrich the academic curriculum. They provide each student with a sense of purpose so they become well-rounded individuals who will thrive at university, in the professional world of work and, ultimately, in life.

Throughout the course of their time at the academy, students will pledge to meet each of the following summits which will enable them to: gain confidence; learn new skills; develop a sense of pride; exercise leadership; meet new people, and increase their sense of responsibility and commitment - all of which are essential for life beyond school.

The Summits provide students with the opportunity to commit to the wider life of the academy and, therefore, immerse themselves fully in our culture from Reception through to year 11. They also provide milestone points which all children have an entitlement to and create experiences to support their learning in other areas.

The Summits:
EYFS
  1. Watch a chick hatch or a butterfly…
  2. Visit a farm
  3. Build a den
  4. Join a library
Key Stage 1
  1. Go to the theatre
  2. Take part in a Showcase
  3. Visit a university
  4. Visit the seaside
  5. Meet an author
Key Stage 2
  1. Take part in a Showcase
  2. Go on an overnight residential
  3. Take part in a debate
  4. Visit a university
  5. Visit a museum
  6. Visit an art gallery
  7. Master riding a bike
  8. Play a song on a musical instrument
  9. Climb a mountain
  10. Go on a boat ride
  11. Organise a charity event
  12. Learn to cook a meal
Key Stage 3 & 4
  1. Achieve Bronze in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Y9)
  2. Climb a mountain and reach the summit (Y7)
  3. Participate in all residential expeditions (Y7-9)
  4. Represent the academy, through co-curricular electives, in academia, the arts or sport (Y7-10)
  5. Stage and perform a Shakespeare play to a large audience (Y8)
  6. Attend an academic event or cultural performance (Y7-11)
  7. Deliver a formal presentation, without the aid of notes, to peers and family (Y7-8)
  8. Represent one of the houses at the academy (Y7-11)
  9. Plan, organise or participate in a fundraising event to support the local community (Y7-11)
  10. Contribute to the development of sustainability at the Academy (Y7-11)

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