which is primarily as a result of good teaching and very positive relationships across the whole academy.’ Ofsted
The Langley Academy | Enrichment
Enrichment for Students
To provide students at the Academy with a broad range of experiences, Enrichment takes place every Tuesday afternoon. We encourage students to try new activities by attending a range of clubs. There is something for everyone.
Our Sports clubs offer table tennis, football, indoor rowing, basketball, rugby and golf. We also offer organic gardening, health & beauty, art, Robotics, street dance and science to name a few. For a full up-to-date list, please check our Enrichment page under the parent section of the website.
We expect all our Year 7 and Year 8 students to attend Enrichment sessions as part of their personal development. We also offer enrichment opportunities to Key 4 and 5 students including the Bar Mock Trial in which students take on the role of barristers and witnesses to determine the legal outcome of cases in Reading Crown Court and Young Enterprise where students form their own company, decide on their product or service and compete for sales
With each of our six Houses linked to a key focus, a special focus week runs each term. During Science week, students have built rockets which, launched from the playing fields, achieved heights of 100m. During Sustainability week, students further develop their understanding of the importance of sustainability across the globe. Rowing term sees students competing to complete extreme feats of endurance by rowing colossal distances to compete with their peers. This competitive, sporting spirit continues in Cricket week with inter-house competitions. Students are always fascinated and amazed during Museum Learning week, when they can interact with objects that ignite their curiosity, such as being able to play musical instruments used by diverse cultures.
We offer a range of trips throughout the year, several of which are international such as the Battlefields trip to Belgium, foreign language trips to Madrid and a PGL trip. CAS week also offers exciting opportunities to experience new activities such as swinging through the trees at Go Ape or learning to win a battle like a medieval king at Warwick Castle.
At The Langley Academy we are proud to offer students opportunities to grow as strong members and leaders of our local community. We run the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, which offers young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future. In recent years, the Award has been deemed a tremendous success, both by the organisation and the participants involved. We have a vast number of student that complete the Bronze award each year as well as a number who go onto complete the Silver and Gold awards during their time at The Academy. The award is fulfilling for both students and the staff involved, with a noticeable change in students’ attitude and outlook. Achieving the Award gives students skills, confidence and a view on life that are valued by colleges, universities and employers.
With a wide range of sporting activities and clubs, students can always find a sport which they can enjoy at a competitive or leisure level. We have very successful teams for both boys and girls in basketball, football, x-country, netball, rugby and rowing. Our indoor rowing activities have become increasingly popular, with our students winning various accolades at National level.
As part of The Academy’s Museum Learning focus, there are several trips every month to museums and cultural heritage sites. This includes the River and Rowing museum in Henley, and various Art, Science and History museums in London and Oxford. Continually changing objects in our museum display cabinets in the atrium ensure our students have a rich and engaging environment, which invokes their curiosity and desire to explore and discover new learning.