Clubs & Activities

After School & Lunchtime Clubs

Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form is very proud of the range of clubs and extra-curricular activities that take place here.  There are many different activities, some organised on a weekly basis and others for a number of sessions over a specific time period.  At the beginning of each school year, departments and staff will review the opportunities they can offer and start to publicise them during Form Time and on departmental notice boards.

You achieve an Award by completing a personal program of activities in four (five if going for Gold) sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.
  • Residential (Gold only): which involves working and staying away from home doing a shared activity.


Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards

The school offers Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Students from Years 9-13 volunteer to take on the challenges posed by the different aspects of this award. The award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities broken down into sections (see below). More details about the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme can be found at: You achieve an Award by completing a personal program of activities in four (five if going for Gold) sections:

DofE helps young people gain skills that employers value – problem solving, teamwork, communication and curiosity” 

“The DofE encourages participants to develop their ability to use their initiative to solve problems and effectively manage themselves and their time.”

Termly training sessions are run at school to prepare students for the expedition section of the award, with bronze and silver expeditions being completed in the summer term.

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