Extra Curricular

Here at Christ Church CE Academy we take pride in offering our pupils the opportunity to participate a wide range of extra-curricular activities.  The activities are designed to broaden and develop the mind and body.

Our pupils have regular opportunities to visit stately homes and local art exhibitions and perform in our local theatres (Strictly Pennine Dance Competition).

At the end of Key Stage 2, children get the chance to experience residential trips such as ‘Robinwood’ in 2019 where they took part in outdoor adventurous activities and have, for the last 4 years had the opportunity to stay in the Lake District for a 2-night residential, where they have had the chance to experience hill walking up Cat Bells, ghyll scrambling and canoeing. 

Specialist Coaches and Tutors

We employ specialist coaches and tutors from Relax Kids, ACES, Lingotot and Pennine Sports Partnership to support our curriculum during and after school hours.  

Relax Kidshelping our children to become resilient and give them tools and techniques to manage their emotional, and mental health.  Relax Kids uses research-based mindful and relaxation techniques alongside values and positive psychology (positivity, strength-building, gratitude, resilience and compassion) to help support children's emotional health and wellbeing.

ACES:   delivering Healthy Lifestyle programmes and Social Physical Exercise through:

PE Mindful

Active lessons helping young children to develop good mental health and well being with the introduction of age appropriate mindfulness. Lessons include aspects of Pilates, Yoga and Meditation.

Social PE

Pupils develop social skills such as conflict resolution, teamwork, communication and trust to improve classroom behaviours and performance. Structured lessons embed routines and encompass core school values.

Healthy Lifestyles

Increased knowledge of a good diet and why it is important for long-term health. Children gain the understanding of food groups, hydration and are able to select appropriate meals that they enjoy. Giving the pupils the skills to make healthy choices in future.

Lingotots: delivering high quality language teaching and learning.  Our children learning French through songs, stories, games, drama and play.

The school holds competitive fixtures against other schools which take place after school in sports such as cycling, tennis, football, netball, athletics, cricket and swimming.

We also aim to support pupils in gaining accreditation, such as the Archbishop of York Youth Trust Award, the Sports Leaders’ Award and our very own Christ Church CE Academy Vocational Award.