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Students actively participate in the development of our school, building their sense of responsibility, community spirit and developing their leadership and communication skills.
Our vibrant House system enables students in all year groups to work with and learn from each other. A vast range of inter-house competitions and activities, assemblies and charity events take place throughout the year involving all members of our school community.
At Calday Grange Grammar School we are proud of our positive culture of contributing to the wider community at both local and international levels. We work in partnership with local primary and secondary schools to support, enthuse and develop students’ learning with an extensive variety of enrichment opportunities. This spirit is also reflected in our trips to countries around the globe.
Each year our students take great pride in supporting and raising money for charities, taking very seriously their sense of responsibility to others in a less fortunate position.
...contributing to the school, the local community and beyond. Students have a strong sense of community and take great pride in our school.
Extra-curricular activities are a key part of everyday life at Calday Grange. Ofsted inspectors have noted that in no other school that they had visited were there so many activities covering such a wide range of subjects.
Our aim is to provide and encourage a focus outside of the classroom, where pupils can simply pursue their personal interests and, at the same time, develop their confidence and interpersonal skills.
It is a dynamic process. Groups and activities change over the years. The current range embraces subjects as diverse as Amnesty International, Chess Club, Debating Society, Programming and Robotics and Quiz Club.
“Sixth Form students benefit from a superb range of enrichment activities”
Our drama enthusiasts stage three or four productions year – twice the number you would find in most other schools. As you might expect, music is a significant factor too, from classical ensembles to Battle of the Bands clashes.
For the even more energetic, our groups include Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Sporting groups – for example, Hockey, Rugby, Football, Table Tennis and Basketball – Flying, Sailing and Summer Camp, while travellers enjoy China Exchange, Russian Links and Ski Trips. Other international destinations have included Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, South Africa and Iceland. We are truly an international school.
Those with military interests can join a well-supported and equipped Combined Cadet Force (CCF), with 180 pupil members. The CCF recently celebrated it’s 60th anniversary, is one of the few state school contingents in Britain, and recently received an ‘outstanding’ grade for its Biennial Inspection.
...so many activities covering a wide range of subjects and interests…