When you look back at your school days, what do you remember most fondly?

Mastering times tables and Pythagoras – or school trips, sports days and after-school clubs?

We know that students don't only learn in classrooms: they learn from everything they see, hear and experience and that is why we place so much value on a strong co-curricular programme to complement the curriculum. We are passionate about providing our students with many opportunities to engage in additional learning experiences which help develop the skills and qualities that young people need to be successful at school and beyond. Whether it is a co-curricular trip to France or one of our co-curricular activities, clubs or societies – there is something for everyone!


Co-curricular Programme

Our co-curricular programme helps provide students with a well rounded, culturally rich education through activities and experiences that enhance their learning

Co-curricular gives our students opportunities to try new and varied activities that may not strictly fit into the curriculum, but that develop character, resilience and motivation, and encourage them to pursue wider goals. It helps to teach life skills that benefit students beyond the classroom, and can develop an appreciation for cultural and community issues, teamwork and social responsibility. We have a full timetable of activities available which will be available soon.

Take a look at some of our co-curricular trips and co-curricular after school activities, clubs and societies that many of our students have got involved in over the past year.

Co-curricular- trips


Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is very popular at Carleton High School. The Award is made up of four elements:

  • Community Service
  • Physical Recreation
  • Skill
  • Expedition

All students have the opportunity to take on the thrill of completing the Bronze Award in year 9. Students take part in expeditions which truly test the character and determination of all who sign up!  Students also have the opportunity to take on the challenge of the Silver Award in year 10.

We are Active Citizens

Active citizens do many things to improve the lives of others. They contribute to social justice in their community by taking action on issues in order to make a difference. They question the way things are done.

Carleton High School provides authentic opportunities for students to become active citizens. The many fundraising opportunities that are available are just one of the ways are students help contribute to society and develop their leadership skills.

Take a look at the videos below to see how our students came together in 2019/20 to raise over £8000 for some worthwhile causes.

Santa Dash

Big Sleep Out

Colour Run 2020