The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
This scheme is open to anyone in Year 10 and above. It is enjoyable, challenging and rewarding and tailored to students' abilities and interests.
Elements include volunteering, skills, physical recreation and an expedition.
Completing the scheme shows a level of commitment and maturity that is welcomed by higher education providers and employers.
Trips and visits
We have a well established programme of residentials including cultural and activity trips. In the past these have included destinations in Europe and America. For those who are more adventurous we run month-long trips to global destinations that have included Africa, South America and the Galapagos. Students are accompanied by staff members and experienced guides.
Brooke Weston Trust Combined Cadet Force (CCF)
Students have the opportunity to join our very successful CCF contingent, made up of cadets from across the Trust schools. The cadet training syllabus includes drill, skill at arms, fieldcraft and navigation and it is physically and mentally demanding.
Once a cadet it is expected that you will commit to the CCF until you finish Year 11.
Training takes place weekly during school time, but there will also be whole day and weekend Field Days and an Annual Camp held at military training areas with cadets from other CCF contingents.
By joining the CCF, you are not committing yourself to a career in the Armed Forces although many cadets go on to join the Armed Forces once they leave school, there is absolutely no pressure for any cadet to do so.
Cadets is limited to a maximum of 30 places per year and, if oversubscribed, places are allocated by a selection process. You will not get a GCSE from CCF so you must therefore be secure with your academic subjects.