Enrichment

Extra Curricular Activities

At Whetley Academy, we aim to provide your child with as many opportunities as possible to take part and experience different enrichment activities. These exciting, stimulating experiences are there to enhance our curriculum and children’s individual learning.

In addition to our school trips and visits. We dedicate time each week for students to take part in an array of activities. Some of these include:

  • Gardening
  • Knitting
  • Board games
  • Art
  • Multi sports
  • Rubix Cube club

The reason for this is to ensure that our students leave our school having experienced and been exposed to a large variety of activities, so they begin to have a better understanding of where their skills and talents lie outside of the academic side of school life.

Dallowgill Outdoor Education Facility

During their time at Whetley Academy, all students will have the opportunity to visit Dallowgill Outdoor Education Facility.

Originally built in 1640, Dallowgill School was a National Society of the Church of England School. After years of exchanging hands, ownership was officially passed to the Trust in June 2019.


Extensive refurbishment and extension to the site has created an outdoor education centre. Whetley students will have access to this and it will help support enrichment across the curriculum and give students access to nature and learning important life skills.

Staff and pupils will take part in hikes across the local area, with a stop at Greygarth Monument to witness stunning views. The surrounding forest allows pupils to investigate ecosystems, experiment with water filtration, orienteering, and participate in shelter building competitions. Evenings will consist of stories being told around the fire pit, toasting marshmallows, with the night sky full of stars.