Personal Development

Enrichment Programme


Social fit is incredibly important to the success of young people in further and higher education. Therefore, our vision is that there is something on offer for all students so they develop a sense of belonging and community within the sixth form.

Our students also use these opportunities to enhance their transferable skills, which plays a vital part in their development and progression.

We believe a well-balanced enrichment programme should support growth of the whole person: Mind, Body and Soul.


Good mental health is extremely important to us at Bluecoat Aspley. Clubs in this category usually combine this, with training young minds in rational thinking, problem solving and debating skills. It’s a great way to extend learning from the classroom, applying knowledge gained in new and creative ways.


Physical health should be a priority for all our young people. It is important that students are given opportunities to be active and feel energised by sport and fitness programs. This category offers ways to develop new skills whilst encouraging teamwork and leadership.


Our young people are wonderful and given the right tools, they can change the world for the better. This category gives students opportunities to serve others, growing in compassion and resilience, whilst making a difference to our school, our community and our world. Through engaging with this category, we hope all will be motivated to be the best version of themselves and go on to be respectful global citizens.

Enrichment opportunities include:

Duke of Edinburgh

DoE is incredibly popular at the sixth form, and we offer Silver and Gold Award DoE. This is a great opportunity for students to develop their key skills.

Women’s Football

Back by popular demand, we now offer women’s football every week, in a playful, fun, spirited encounter. However, we are in conversations to take this further and schedule in some fixtures when we can!

Men’s Football

Football is without a doubt the most popular enrichment activity we have on offer. With all weather grass and indoor pitches to choose from, we play football all year round. We look forward to booking some fixtures in when things get back to normal.

“Especially for all my school friends, football has always been our escape. The sport for our year group is more than just football. For us, it’s a brotherhood. In times like these where we aren’t able to do anything to be able to play football has been our joy. We play always competitively on the Wednesdays whether it be concrete or grass, football goals or school bags. We are always eager for football counting down the days till kick off. It’s always been good however maybe Mr O’Kane can work on his refereeing skills”. Usman  yr13


We offer indoor sessions so Netball can be enjoyed all year round!

Table Tennis

Table Tennis Club is open to all abilities as a fun way for students (and staff) to let off steam in between studying! Equipment is provided by sixth form and gives a chance to build connections with friends, relieve stress and support physical health.


An accessible student-led weekly activity and a great deal of fun to finish the week.


Enjoyed every week, basketball offers a great opportunity for players of all abilities to play for fun and also to improve on current skills.


We offer a weekly opportunity to play badminton in the Sports Hall for all abilities, it has proven to be consistently popular.


Cricket gets into full swing in the Spring and Summer months when students enjoy weekly training, culminating in an end of year game.


Dance is incredibly popular, and is enjoyed weekly at lunchtimes. New routines put together by our students, and overseen by our newly appointed staff member who has represented GB in dance. With this new appointment we expect huge things from our Dance Club!

Singing Club

Our student led singing club rehearse weekly in the music department where they practice for upcoming school events. They are given the freedom to choose the song which they want to perform, and they always pull together outstanding performances.

Board Game Club

At lunch time, students get together to play a wide variety of board games and our encouraged to bring their own in so they can tach and learn new games to other members.

Warhammer / D&D

A place for people to be creative and express themselves through role-play, painting miniatures and playing the Warhammer game.

Christian Union

Christian Union takes place weekly. There are also drop in sessions hosted by the Christian Youth Workers for new and existing members where refreshments are served and students have the opportunity to discuss scriptures, worship and get to know one another. Christian Union is open to all.

Islamic Society (ISOC)

A student-led group, The Islamic Society aims to represent Islam within the Bluecoat community. Through this society we aim to create an environment in which Muslim students are able to engage with their faith and meet their religious requirements while also providing a space for education and reflection for the entire community, including non-Muslims. We appreciate the opportunity that Bluecoat has provided and are hoping to use it to make a positive impact both within the school and the wider community.

Student Council

A chance to make a difference and make your voice heard within the sixth form community! Student council members act as representatives for the wider student voice, collating feedback, concerns and ideas and bringing them to be discussed with the head of the sixth form and other key staff members. This is a chance to really be a part of making a difference and growing as a young leader!

“CU has been great for getting to know different people across my year group, who share similar beliefs to me. It enabled us to get together every week and just become closer friends with one another. I enjoyed taking on responsibilities leading and spending time with my friends in CU, but I also highly valued being able to learn from them, as they were able to share their wisdom and their faith. We were also able to encourage each other and pray with one another, which I think helped us all grow in confidence, as well as in faith. Eleanor Year 13”

Computer Science Society

This is an opportunity for like-minded students to get together and learn topics like Python scripting and videogame making. This society is primarily student led, but our computer science teachers often offer their expertise as well.

Debate Society

Debate society is a student run session; students decide topics to debate and adjudicate the debate as well. It’s a great opportunity for students to develop their communication skills, listening skills, ability to analyse and persuasive techniques.


We put a great emphasis on mental wellbeing within the sixth form, and the mindfulness society embodies this message. There are weekly sessions focusing on different relaxation techniques.


This club is for students of all abilities. They meet weekly and enjoy colouring and conversation as a means of developing artistic skills, or often just as a means of catharsis

Performing Arts

This new club has been created to support those who have an interest in drama and dance but is also an outlet for students to just be creative. We play drama/team building games, take part in script work, improvisation, devising theatre and choreography. Our hope going forward is creating a performance for a paying audience.

BGT – “Bluecoat’s Got Talent”

This talent show makes its debut in the 2023 academic year! This is an opportunity for our students to show their varying skills to all at Bluecoat Sixth Form. Students are encouraged to be brave and share their talents in a supportive forum! Prizes given, accolades received and joy in abundance! Show us what you can do!

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