At Chorlton High School we have a tradition of offering high quality opportunities and activities outside the usual curriculum. These activities are an important and exciting feature of school life and contribute enormously to our students’ social and academic development. We believe all our students should experience success in some aspect of school life. This gives them the confidence to tackle those parts they find more difficult.
There is an extensive menu of extra-curricular activities on offer including exceptional Arts and sporting provision with opportunities to take part in workshops, field trips and research. We also offer students the chance to experience different cultures and experiences through our range of national and international trips and visits, to educational venues linked to curricular areas. There is an annual ski trip which is popluar with Key Stage 4 pupils, whilst Year 7 pupils have the opportunity to experience a trip to the French town of Boulogne and a short break in the Lake District taking part in outdoor and adventure activities.
Theatre trips, visits to exhibitions and museums plus excursions to local colleges and universities also occur regularly and provide further opportunities for students to enrich and extend their learning beyond the classroom. We have a broad range of experiences on offer from: Creative Writing groups and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to the big band music group; students readily enjoy these experiences and relish the unique opportunities that they are given to extend and expand their learning.
Our school’s sporting and Arts provision is impressive, successful and popular. Extra-curricular groups also benefit from working with professional coaches and artists. We also field a large number of teams in a range of sports and students participate regularly in Manchester Schools Competitions and tournaments, competing at city wide and regional levels.
Provision in the Arts is exceptional with students being able to access and experience a broad and eclectic range of art forms at the highest level. Students regularly perform or exhibit their work in professional venues such as the Lowry, Contact Theatre and the Bridgewater Hall, allowing them to showcase and celebrate their talent. We are also developing our links with the BBC’s Media City and students have had opportunities to work with media professionals and experience state-of-the-art media production facilities.