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Non-academic objectives

in addition to what goes on in the classroom, we aim to prepare each boy and girl for adult life. Pupils are encouraged to develop their interests, talents and initiative through sports, social and leisure activities.

Although The Academy has a Christian foundation and morning assembly provides a moral or spiritual lead, pupils and staff from all religious and cultural backgrounds are welcome.

The school aims to establish and maintain a positive, caring ethos which fosters equality, fairness and mutual respect.

Of great importance is the development of a concept of service. Activities with a strong service element include CCF, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the school's charity fundraising and pupils mentoring each other.

We encourage competition through the House system and a wide range of school clubs gives pupils the opportunity to participate in such diverse outlets as music, drama, debating, public speaking, chess, skiing, etc. as well as the principal team activities of rugby, hockey, tennis, cricket and athletics, all of which are supported by coaching, training and physical education.

Through all aspects of school life, pupils are encouraged to develop initiative, self-discipline, an enquiring mind and an enthusiasm for self-development and support of others, all within the social structures of school life.