Here at OBA, we pride ourselves on the wide range of opportunities that we provide for our pupils including applied learning, out-of-context learning and over 100 enrichments a week on offer across our subjects and curriculum structure.

Enrichment is all about adding greater value and quality to a person and the journey that they take to fulfil their potential. The enrichment opportunities that we provide make a significant impact on the learning, development and overall well-being of our pupils and provide scope for them to develop personal, social and life-long skills as they prepare for the wider world.

We dare our pupils to get enriched and SHINE and here is a bit of a taster of what has been happening over the last 12 months with enrichment at OBA…

To celebrate and promote what we do with enrichment and some of the fantastic achievements of our pupils, photos are uploaded to our Instagram account OBAEnrichment

There are lots of exciting activities available for everyone, we have multiple enrichments running each night from 3-4pm. Please see the booklet below for details.


Primary School Enrichment Opportunities

We also offer enrichment for our Year 5 and 6 students which provides an amazing opportunity for students to get a taste of OBA life, meet the staff and make new friends across the year groups. Here is a timetable which details the activities available Monday to Saturday.


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The Saturday is open on a Saturday offering year 5&6 pupils along with our own pupils a chance to get involved in ‘Around the world’, Saturday sports academy, and Spotlight.  So whether it’s acting, sports skills or learning about different countries and cultures form around the world we have plenty on offer for all of you.




As you can see from the timetables above we are spoilt for choice across the week, with many different subjects offering a variety of sessions.

Trips & Outings

We are all about making after school FUN for our pupils and what better way than getting out and about!

Duke of Edinburgh

Pupils in Year 9 to 13 are given the opportunity to take part in the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh qualification from bronze to gold level. Each year we have over 40 students undertake Bronze & Silver Award and 21 students for Gold Award. Miss Porschke, Mr Fenner, Miss McKevitt and Mr Hussey are there alongside the students braving the British weather and countryside to steer our pupils through a wide range of challenges and expeditions to ensure that they meet the DofE qualification criteria. They learn to carry rucksacks bigger than themselves in some cases, set up camps amongst Britain’s nosey wildlife and prepare for future festival experiences by wading through fields of mud but all for what can be described by this adventurous lot as ‘boss’.  The picture shows our first ever completed Gold group that were invited to St James Palace to receive their awards from HRH Earl of Wessex in December 2016. What an achievement!

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If you would like any further information on how to get involved please contact z.porsche@ob-ac.co.uk or s.fenner@ob-ac.co.uk.

Contact Details & Links

You can find more enrichment information in our school newsletters.

Want to get involved? Want to talk to us about some ideas? Yes? Excellent! Then please do not hesitate to contact one of us on the details below:

Stacey Snagg
Director or Transition & Community Development

Grace McKevitt
Enrichment Coordinator

Katie Arends
Assistant Enrichment Co-ordinator

Do you have something amazing to offer?
Of course, we are always looking for volunteers and new opportunities for our enrichment programme from Sixth Formers to parents to local businesses.

Are you currently in Year 11 looking to join our Sixth Form or currently in Year 12 or 13 and have a hobby, a skill or have an amazing talent to offer as your own enrichment session? Or, are you looking to gain some work experience helping out with some of the activities as part of a qualification, job application or University application?

Are you a parent or carer who would like to get involved with supporting our students and our enrichment programme? Can you spare some time after school to support students and teachers with their activities such as table tennis, reading club or pool? Or do you have something else that you could offer as an after school activity like gardening, horse riding or even a foreign language?

Are you a local business owner or work for a company that could offer skills based activities for our pupils or even parents? Could you offer tastes for adventure with outdoor activities? These ideas are endless! We welcome you to get in touch and discuss the possibilities from short-term ‘mini’ sessions to perhaps something a bit more long term using the school’s terms as a structure. If this is something that you may be keen to get involved in then please do not hesitate to get in touch!