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Extracurricular activities

The school programme for extra-curricular activities is revised each year and published early in the autumn term.   Extra-curricular activities for students are broad, varied and age-appropriate.  They include:

  • educational visits and trips
  • sports activities and events
  • performing arts opportunities, concerts and shows
  • careers and work experience opportunities
  • community choir

2023/2024 Extra-curricular timetable

PE Extra-curricular timetable (Updated Nov 2023) - Click here for Timetable

Expressive Arts Extra-curricular timetable (Sept 2023) - Click here for timetable

Computing Club - Tuesdays in A28 - 3.10 to 4.10pm

All after school clubs run from 3.10 to 4.10pm (unless specified). Students are to turn up with PE kit to the Sports Hall for PE clubs and the specified room for Expressive Arts and other department clubs.  There is no late bus service for after school clubs and parents are advised that students are to arrange their own transport home.

Educational visits and trips enhance the learning experience of students.  They vary in duration, from half a day through to overnight, and extended stays. Visits and trips are planned to complement the curriculum and are age-appropriate for students.  Longer trips typically mean longer planner - so we commit to offering these to parents / carers at least two terms in advance.  The opportunity for visits within the school day will be communicated at least one term in advance. Information about charges for visits and trips can be found within the MAT Charging and Remissions Policy.

Sports activities and events

Our extensive extra-curricular programme takes full advantage of our superb facilities which include:

  • an all-weather pitch,
  • extensive fields,
  • hard court netball/tennis courts,
  • 2 sports halls,
  • Dance studio and fitness suite.

All students have regular access to activities that run after school and participation rates are very high. Our sports teams are the envy of many schools. We have hockey, netball, football, rugby league, rounders, cricket, athletics and basketball teams.  

In recent years several of our students have been chosen to represent our Region or County and even Great Britain; we most recently watched our own Marcus Ellis win the Bronze medal for Badminton in Rio.

We also offer table tennis, trampolining, badminton and dance clubs at Colne Valley and students have the opportunity to display their performances both in school and at events outside school. Our Sports Leadership Academy is well established and our students help coach at clubs both in school and in our primary feeder schools as well as assisting with the organisation of a variety of sports festivals.

In addition the PE department organise regular trips within and outside the UK focusing on team building, skiing and football tours.

 Performing arts opportunities, concerts and shows

At Colne Valley, we strive to provide the very best extra-curricular provision to our pupils, as these are the experiences that learners will remember for a lifetime.

Our programme of Performing Arts after school activities will include:

  • Vocal, Music, Dance and Drama Academies (audition only),
  • Vocal Beatz (KS3 singers),
  • African Drumming,
  • KS3 contemporary dance,
  • KS3 Drama Limelights,
  • String ensemble and
  • String quartet.
  • Kirklees Musica run our Brass Ensemble every Thursday after school and Percussion Ensemble every Tuesday after school.

Our main events on the calendar are:

  • Christmas concert (alternate years to the school production),
  • Summer Showcase,
  • Colne Valley Young Musician of the Year competition.