We are dedicated to enriching the lives of our pupils, to broaden their horizons and raise aspirations. Our ambition is for all our schools to engage and inspire pupils through a varied, impactful and sustainable enrichment programme. A programme which is embedded within and complements curriculum delivery, offering real opportunities for the development of our pupils’ social, emotional and life competencies.

We are not prescriptive in our definition of enrichment, but we do expect that activities and opportunities are able to evidence positive impact; from working with specialist external providers to attending live arts performances; from delivering social action within the community to participating in sporting events and debating, we want to offer our pupils activities they may not otherwise have access to.

Forge Mountain Centre, Dinas Mawddwy

Research from leading experts from across education, careers, industry and health suggest that involvement with extracurricular and enrichment activities can; boost life expectations, career prospects and wellbeing. It is therefore essential that we not only stay focused on raising educational standards, but that we also provide our pupils with opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills, talent and character, as well as providing appropriate access to pathways and signposting for our pupils and their families.

We are committed to supporting our pupils to use their curiosity and creativity to find new ways of achieving their potential and to have the confidence, drive and resilience to realise their ambitions.

As evidence of our commitment to enrichment, we already have resources such as the Forge Mountain Centre at Dinas Mawddwy in the Dovey Valley in Wales, and the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham for pupils to utilise.

Not only do our pupils benefit from the funding from our founder, Ormiston Trust, but also from a range of partnerships with a number of other organisations. For further details or to find out how you can get involved, click here.

The OAT enrichment charter

We are determined to be the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both within and beyond the classroom. To this end we have developed the OAT enrichment charter, setting out our commitment to every pupil across our network. Click on the thumbnail below to view or download the charter.