Our school core values are Hope, Determination and Achievement. It is our vision that the curriculum with all its enrichment opportunities will give our students the chance to develop these qualities. Many of the enrichment opportunities will give the students insight into a range of skills and subjects so that they can grow their experiences and discover new talents.
Friday afternoons at Abbey Manor College are dedicated to the Enrichment Programme. Half term 1 is focused around a tutor group competition in order to build strong relationships within each tutor group and develop a school community. For the rest of the academic year, students select an activity for each half term. At the end of each half term, students will go on a school trip related to their enrichment activity.
In addition, students all have a copy of The Abbey Manor Charter. This has a number of enrichment activities that students can select to complete both within the school day and in their spare time. The activities are grouped into six areas: across the curriculum; participating as a tutor group; citizenship; trips and residentials; music and drama; beyond Abbey Manor College.
The majority of our students have no or very few positive interests as a result of the disadvantaged backgrounds that many of them come from. Additionally, many have never travelled outside of their immediate home town. Our enrichment opportunities will provide students with activities that they could go on to develop in the future, and also give them the desire to explore the many attractions available both within and outside of London.
We want our students to become confident and have the ambition to succeed. Our enrichment programme will enhance their GCSE subjects and also give them the chance to develop the skills that they need as they enter college and the workplace.