Our enrichment activities provide valuable learning experiences, helping students to develop their interests and abilities whilst promoting independence and interpersonal skills.

Throughout the year, students are encouraged to participate in a range of activities, from archery, climbing and trampolining to sign language, baking and music. Fundraising campaigns are always very popular with students, who have raised many thousands of pounds for a number of charities by various means, including mountain climbing, carwashing and cake sales.

Our sports teams are extremely popular and we have been awarded the Silver School Games Mark in recognition of our commitment to the development and delivery of competitive school sport. We provide year-round opportunities for all students, whatever their abilities, to get involved in the planning and delivery of sports activities, working with sports coaches, local sports clubs and other schools. The students enjoy weekly extracurricular clubs and inter-school competitions in a wide range of sports, including: cricket, rounders, badminton, football, basketball, boxing, dodgeball, boccia, netball and rugby. 

Students can also enjoy a range of leadership opportunities, which enable them to develop skills such as problem solving, teamworking, influencing and personal organisation. Secondary students may apply for several roles:

Peer Supporter

Leading on anti-bullying across the academy by mentoring younger pupils and delivering assemblies on the anti-bullying message.


Leadership in a particular subject, mentoring other students, taking part in learning walks with teaching staff, delivering assemblies to show work in faculties.

Tutor Rep

Representing their tutor group on whole school issues.

House Captains

Captains will be the face of the House and take an active role in promoting the ethos of their House. They will develop excellent communication skills which they will use to motivate and influence their peers. This role will lead to Prefect positions in Year 11.

Sports Captains

Promoting sports across The Halifax Academy, Sports Captains will lead inter-house competitions and regularly speak in assemblies.

Head & Deputy Head Boy, Head and Deputy Head Girl, Prefects

Students will be excellent role models for other students, ambassadors at external events and take part in break and lunchtime duties alongside staff.