” … pupils who spoke to inspectors were effusive about their experience in school” (Ofsted, 2019)

We firmly support the adage that ‘your school days are meant to be the best of your life’. Consequently, we offer a vast range of enrichment activities above and beyond the normal curriculum. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award. The school has one of the largest cohort of any school or organisation in the East of England.
  • Trips and visits. In recent years pupils have visited Iceland with Geography, New York with performing arts and been skiing in the Alps. We also have regular diving trips to Malta and the annual adventure sports week in the South of France.
  • Higher Education visits. Pupils visit a number of universities during their time at William Edwards.
  • A vast range of extra-curricular clubs (sport). The PE department run a large number of before and after school clubs including the rugby academy on Thursdays.
  • A vast range of extra-curricular clubs (wider curriculum). Most subject areas offer after school or lunchtime clubs.
  • Pupil leadership opportunities – these are many and varied across the school.
  • Volunteering within school and the local community – All Yr 9’s take part in one of these projects throughout the year, in line with the DofE Bronze Award.


WES ASSEMBLIES 2020 / 2021

Headteacher’s assembly : welcome and school values SBE
Student Voice and leadership AWO
Keeping safe : online / social media / fake news MOV
Local and national diversity : our community SV
National Poetry Day – Theme of Vision : Seeing things from other perspectives Eng
Black History Month : focus on local history BPE
Positive and negative influence of the media ABA
World affairs and global communities SBE
Cultural diversity (languages) GNE
Student Voice / House feedback & rewards APO
British Values : respect, liberty and the rule of law MOV
Our community : the very young and the very old AWO
Diversity : Culture, Trade and People Geog
Anti bullying attitudes and actions SBE
Power & authority BPE
Sporting successes ADO
Cultural diversity (faiths and beliefs / Holocaust Memorial Day) ESC
Charity MOV
What can we learn from History? SBE
Words and language and their impact on us SLE
Student Voice / House feedback & rewards APO
World Book Day Eng
National Science Week GDO
Healthy Lives, Healthy Minds CGR
Public Services in our Society AWO
Ramadan & cultural festivals LLI
Mental health and wellbeing AWO
Young people who are changing the world SBE
Tolerance & understanding LME
Cultural diversity (food and places) VJA
Scientific discoveries & their impact CDU
World Environment Day (5 June) MOV
What is happening in the world? History
Student Voice / House feedback & rewards APO
National Sports Week ADO
Olympic Games / global events AWO
Headteacher’s assembly : end of year review SBE