Our Enrichment Programme, cultivates students’ wider interests and inspires them to be inquisitive, dynamic and creative thinkers. We develop well-rounded, confident young individuals with an extensive range of skills that are attractive to both higher education institutions and future employers.
We offer a wide variety of cultural trips and places of interest both locally and further afield such as to museums, galleries and theatres. Previous international trips for our students have included visits to Iceland, Geneva and New York.
Through our Enrichment programme students can:
As part of the enrichment programme, we run a wide range of extra-curricular activities. All students are encouraged to become involved in as many activities as they can reasonably manage to complement their studies. Activities take place in the lunch time, after school or during the weekend, and play an essential part in the creation of confident, healthy individuals, able to make the most of their leisure time.
We offer tuition in many instruments with opportunities to play in the School Band.
Every day: Table Tennis. Mr Salt
Recorder Club: This club is primarily for those students who can already play the recorder and would be interested to play in a group with others. The aim is to use as many of the family of recorders as possible and to play, in parts, music which has been written for the recorder. Anyone who would like to learn to play the recorder too should see Mrs Pearce-Slade.
Learners Teachers Language Club: This club is offered to any student learning a language or speaking any other language but English as a native speaker. The students will gain insight into what it is like to deliver a language lesson, learn how to engage other students and practice their new skills either at the senior or primary level. Mr Martinez
Open Studio: This is a chance for students to come back to the Art room and continue their work, discuss ideas with other students, and get feedback on their assignments. Mrs Mazur
Cyber-security Club: In cyber club we learn how to protect and secure computers from cyber attacks by hackers from hostile organisations. Over the year, we will be competing in competitions such as CyberCenturion and CyberGames. This club is suitable for students in Y10 and Y11 who enjoy working with computers. Mr Baldwin Mindfulness/Wellbeing: In a world dominated by technology, social media and instant gratification, it is essential to take some time to switch off, tune out and focus on the here and now. That’s what this club is all about. We will be doing activities and having discussions that promote emotional well-being and being mindful (that is, staying in the present). Ms Barber (SENCO)
Open Studio: (same as Monday)
English Plus: A drop-in session for all years to support any challenges the student may be having with class work e.g. how to plan my essay or how to embed quotations. An opportunity for extension work and discussion depending on what the student wants to get out of the session. Mrs Waite and Mrs Coates
French Role Play: This session is only for Yr 10-11 who are learning French and is an opportunity to prepare for the exam while revising key vocabulary in role play situations. Mrs Fisher
Coding Clinic: In coding clinic, KS3 students can get help with computing assignments and work on their own projects in the computer room. Mr Baldwin
Senior Choir: All abilities welcome – be part of an exciting year of singing where we will have lots of fun learning songs from a variety of styles, and working towards performances throughout the year. Miss Payne
Cyber-security Club: (same as Tuesday)
Open Studio: (same as Monday)
LEGO Club: This club is a chance to put practical engineering skills to task, building complicated structures, designing vehicles, following detailed instructions, and otherwise having a good time just playing around with this all-time favourite equipment. Mr Dixon
Maths Club: This club is suitable for Yr 7-11 students who really enjoy Maths and who want to work on their problem-solving skills, tackle challenging puzzles, and prepare to take part in several maths competitions throughout the year. Mr Dixon
Year 11 Science: The Monday 4-5pm slot may be used for Year 11 booster lessons from time to time in Biology, Chemistry & Physics, as deemed by the subject teachers. Advance warning will be given when there will be a class. Mr Bennett.
Art Club: A chance for students from all year groups to develop their drawing and creative thinking skills. A term long project will develop through research, experimentation, and then a final response. Mrs Mazur
CREST Club: CREST Awards provide a real-life experience of ‘being’ a scientist and working on STEM projects (CREST stands for CRedits in Science and Technology.) CREST projects allow students to experience the project process and improve their enquiry, problem-solving and communication skills. Your children will develop their own project idea and will gain experience of going through the scientific process. £80 per term fees apply. Mr Bennett
Sports Club: This club will run after school on Tuesdays and will be following the major sports for the term. This term will be hockey; both girls and boys are welcome to attend. Mrs McAlinden
Senior Band: Any instrumentalists or percussionists that would like to play as part of a larger group, can come along on a Wednesday after school and have some fun learning pieces from a range of genres including: jazz, latin, pop and classical! Miss Payne
Fitness Club: This club is about challenging ourselves as individuals to develop our all around fitness. We will set individual goals and develop our own programmes to work towards achieving them. Members will be able to use the schools fitness equipment including weights (age appropriate), rowing machine, agility equipment, the field and resistance bands, etc. All programmes will be monitored and supervised by Mr Salt
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award meetings are for participants who have signed up to the award. Here, they will receive the required training and we will be planning routes for the practice and final expeditions. Details on the DofE Award and costs involved will follow at the information evening on Thursday 21st September (visit www.dofe.org for more info). Mrs Hall
Drama Workshop: Games, improvisation, script work; all with the aim to boost confidence and have fun through Drama. After half term we will be working on poems and scripts to perform at the Music Christmas Concert. Mrs Waite
Gardening Club: This is a chance to do some some digging, planting, weeding, watering, and general nurturing of plants and vegetables around the school campus. All are welcome. Mrs Hobbs
Our approach to sport at CIS is child centred. We believe sport is a powerful tool for developing character traits that are increasingly important in our ever-changing world. Through sport and by keeping the child at the heart of what we do we aim to develop leaders, problem solvers and creative thinkers. We aim to ensure pupils have resilience, respect and a sense of belonging and above all are happy and love sport.
We have fixtures, competitions and festivals which provide all pupils with additional experiences. Our strong links with local independent schools allow us to tailor fixtures according to level and requirement. We are members of the Independent Schools Association (ISA and the Cambridge School Sports Partnership who host numerous events throughout the year including Golf, table tennis, swimming, sailing, athletics, cross-county, Badminton and many more.
The school itself hosts the ISA regional athletics for over 450 children from around the east as well as numerous festivals and competitions for local primary schools to increase their sports offer.
Through our partner schools in Spain we have been able to arrange tours and trips including surfing, skiing, and multi-sports.
Sport can be followed via our twitter account @cissport