Enrichment is at the very heart of Stratford Girls’ Grammar School and can be seen in everything we do. Our name is synonymous with academic excellence, but it is our focus on enrichment and the learning environment that truly sets us apart. Rather than simply treating enrichment as a necessary additional service, we ensure this is embedded in our culture and that all SGGS students understand how additional opportunities can help unlock their full potential.
By helping students develop interests and abilities through learning experiences outside of studies, we foster the independence and interpersonal skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. Believing in students, recognising them for who they are and encouraging their ambitions fosters a happy and engaging atmosphere that translates into all-round success. We dedicate the entirety of Wednesday afternoons to the extended growth of students beyond academic achievements, using inspiration and enthusiasm as methods of preparing students for life beyond their school years. This enrichment ethos applies to the whole school including SGGS Sixth Form, with some of the clubs run by Sixth Form students.
We have seen enrichment activities, such as the SGGS after-school and lunchtime clubs, shape students into well-rounded individuals and directly contribute to the development of wider skills such as leadership and teamwork. This also has a positive impact on mental health, confidence and self-esteem. We agree with research that indicates students who attend enrichment activities achieve better academically, so we encourage this behaviour wherever possible. We are always looking for new and exciting ways of enriching our students’ experiences and continue to do so.
Extra Curricular activities
Our curriculum is everything our students do in school, both in and out of lessons. By helping students develop interests and abilities through our Extra Curricular programme, we enable students to develop as confident, skilled young people.
An active involvement in these opportunities has a positive impact on mental health, confidence and self-esteem and invariably academic performance. We are always looking for new opportunities to add to our programme, and encourage students to come forward with suggestions. Several Sixth Form Subject Ambassadors now run clubs for our younger students. In the Sixth Form itself, we dedicate Wednesday afternoons to the extended growth of students beyond academic achievements.
All of the Extra Curricular offerings at SGGS aim to develop creativity, expand knowledge, understanding and appreciation of different beliefs and cultures. We strive for students to gain a critical awareness of society and cultivate their desire to contribute to the wellbeing of others; making use of individual interests and talents by participating in a broad range of activities.
The range of opportunities in sport, music and across all areas of the school is exceptional. The links below outline the current timetable. There is an opportunity for every student to seek out and find an option they enjoy.