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“Along with our knowledge-rich curriculum, Education Enrichment is one of the key pillars of Future Academies and here at The Grange. We believe that a strong programme is an essential part of raising the aspirations of our students and giving them both the knowledge and the skills to achieve excellence, regardless of their background or individual circumstances.  

This programme starts with transition to Year 7, and continues all the way through to the end of the sixth form. Our offer is built on the following four pillars 

  • connect students to the world of work, future education, training and employment
  • enrich the curriculum
  • provide exposure to culture, the arts and sport
  • build character, integrity, resilience and judgement

Our Education Enrichment programme is specifically designed to help our young people develop beyond the realm of academics into well-rounded, thoughtful and healthy citizens, equipped to cope with the challenges that life throws at them. 

We achieve this through a variety of opportunities, ranging from an exciting array of extracurricular and cultural activities to talks and workshops on mental and physical health, staying safe, and developing an awareness of broader world-issues.”


Mr. D. Bryant


In addition to the PE curriculum, the academy offers a range of sports enrichment clubs, many of whom boast teams which compete in local and regional competitions. Boys and girls can get involved in football, basketball, netball, athletics, cricket, dance, handball, table tennis, trampolining, rounders and badminton at a casual or competitive level. 

Our facilities are second to none - we have a fitness centre with the latest CV and resistance equipment, a sports hall featuring a modern climbing wall with varying levels of difficulty, a floodlit all weather MUGA for netball and tennis, and extensive playing fields including football and rugby pitches. We are also about to install a new all weather cricket pitch here at Bushey. You can follow our PE department on 'X' and 'Instagram' by simply searching @GrangeAcademyPE 

 The Arts

The academy boasts excellent facilities across the performing arts.

In addition to our fabulous art and music rooms, we also have a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, and a specialist drama studio.

Music is a real strength of the academy, our regular musical performances are always sold out.  ABBA tribute, Beatles tribute, Christmas concerts and summer events are all part of 'TGA Way'.  We celebrate and embrace culture and share and explore the talents of our young musicians across the academy.  We work closely with the Purcel School of Music and are keen to support our local community by showcasing and present the work of our young scholars.  


At The Grange Academy we encourage all students to actively participate in our comprehensive extra-curricular programme. We are always keen to introduce a range of new clubs to support the interests of our students.  We can offer a range of clubs for  your child some of which have included a maths champions club, a board games club and a modern languages film club cine club where students get to watch and learn about new and old foreign language cinema. In addition, some of our budding scientists get to make things pop, crackle and smoke in our science club as they work towards achieving the STEM Crest Awards. 


Experiences outside the classroom enhance our students' knowledge and help them relate classroom teaching to the world outside the school gates. 

Students have also had the chance to see natural wonders in China, the USA, Italy, France and Spain. Team building and resilience is further developed through our annual Year 7 'Bushcraft' Trip.  Skiing trips to Austria, Visits to Rome, Milan, Malaga and many more.

Trips to London are also common, with various department areas having organised visits to the theatre or sites of historical or political significance, such as the Houses of Parliament or Supreme Court. West End Theatres and various other excursions. 


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