Beyond The Classroom

Our location and facilities enable us to offer a broad and dynamic curriculum, which stretches beyond the classroom and Tettenhall College provides a wealth of remarkable opportunities to enrich your child’s educational experience beyond formal education.

Visit the links below to get a taste of some of the extracurricular offerings at Tettenhall College.

Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh

Tettenhall College is a Directly Licensed Centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. This means we can enrol pupils at School and operate under our own licence.

This national scheme is renowned for equipping young people with invaluable skills for life and work. Universities value these awards when included on a personal statement, as they show tenacity and commitment.

Adventures, challenges and service to the community all form part of the initiative and each year many of our pupils take up the challenge. It boosts their self-confidence, enables them to make new friends and develops their sense of worth.

At Tettenhall College, we have a vibrant and active Duke of Edinburgh programme with groups completing Bronze, Silver and Gold level awards. Exciting expeditions are being developed for the coming year.

Enrichment

Enrichment

Whilst Tettenhall College offers a broad and varied programme of extra-curricular activities throughout the week, every Friday afternoon during term time we offer a longer Enrichment Session where a wide range of interesting, challenging and fun activities.

Each term, pupils from year 6 upwards select their choice of activity, club or programme and pursue this for the duration of that time. This allows pupils to learn new skills, demonstrate progress and experience achievement in their chosen pursuit.

Examples of the activities on offer include:

Climbing, Horse riding, Book Club, Fencing, Archery, Bee-Keeping, Gardening Club, Coding Club, Art, Craft and Photography sessions, Eco-Club, Musical Theatre, Boot Camp, Maths Challenge, Whizz Bang Science, Theatre Technology, Golf.

The activity schedule is updated and changed each term so pupils can have chance to make new selections at the start of each term and have as many great experiences as possible.

In The Community

In The Community

Pupils at the School know how lucky they are, and the Charity Committee organises fund raising events in order to support a range of charities.

Pupils in the Lower Sixth have the challenge of setting up and running The Charity Committee and although the decision making process is led by members of the committee, with some guidance from staff, pupils of all ages get involved by helping or taking part.

Organising an event can be a big job, involving planning, booking facilities, arranging volunteers, advertising and liaising with the charities who are to be beneficiaries. The pupils are dedicated and committed, giving up a lot of their free time to help others.

In return, they develop their skills of organisation and teamwork and can take great pride in what they achieve. Each year the donations that are made run to many thousands of pounds.

The events are wide-ranging; cake and book sales are always popular, and sporting competitions help to work off the extra calories from the cakes! Staff, pupils and parents and their pets run around in Santa suits on the annual Santa run. The talent show is always a sell out and always reveals surprise talents that may not have come to light in other forums. At Christmas, children wrap and donate gifts to put under a “giving tree” to be handed out to children who face difficult circumstances.