Curriculum Enrichment Events

At Oulton Academy we believe in doing what is needed to allow students to succeed. An outstanding experience does not always fit neatly into 60-minute lessons. Because of this during the year students will participate in curriculum enrichment events that will complement and enrich their learning.

This could be a hearing from a world class musician, a visiting theatre company or a high-profile speaker. At other times lessons will be collapsed to allow students to spend an extended period of time on one topic.

Below is a list of the current enrichments happening at Oulton Academy:

  • European Day of Languages – Celebration of European languages
  • Black History Month – Celebration of Black British life and achievements
  • BookBuzz – Year 7 book celebration and give—a-way
  • World Space Week – Celebration of space exploration
  • The Big Draw – National Art Competition
  • Barclays Careers – Y8 careers workshop
  • F1 In Schools – STEM competition
  • Remembrance Sunday – National Memorial Day
  • World Book Day – Celebration of books and reading
  • 6th Form College Speakers – Post 16 destination talks
  • British Science Week – Celebration of science and scientific discoveries
  • Post 16 Open evening for parents of year 10 and 11 – 6th form and college showcase
  • Fair Trade Fortnight – Raising awareness of Fair-trade issues
  • Holocaust Memorial Day – Reembrace and Information Day that marks WW2 Holocaust
  • Leeds Playhouse Careers Fair – Careers exhibition for next career steps
  • Winter Wonderland Reward Event – Whole school reward event
  • Climate Action trip to Stowe School for COP 26 – Environment Project that encourages sustainability
  • Bake Sale for Red Cross – Charity fund raising
  • Apprenticeship application session with ASK – Post 16 job vacancies
  • Sports Relief – Charity fund raising
  • National Careers Week – Information providing activities
  • PNC Mentoring Programme – Mentoring for Y11 students
  • Adam Corbally Year 8 and 9 Motivational Speaker – Motivational Speaker
  • Year 9 Trip to York St Johns University – University taster day
  • Author of Tomorrow Writing Competition – Writing Competition
  • Children’s Mental Health Week – Mental Health Awareness
  • Macbeth Theatre Performance – GCSE text theatre performance
  • Hepworth Gallery Visit – Art gallery visit
  • UNIFROG careers sessions– Information providing activities
  • Leeds City College Transition Visits – Post 16 activity
  • John Charles Young Leaders Activity – Leadership programme activity
  • Theatre Performance of Jekyll & Hyde – GCSE text theatre performance
  • VE Day – Celebration of end of WW2 in Europe
  • Carnegie Book Awards Shadowing Scheme – Reading scheme
  • D of E Expeditions – Practice Walk and Trip to Buckden – D of E qualification activity
  • Brilliant Club Scholar Programme – STEM /University linked project
  • Foyle’s Young Poets Competition – Writing Competition
  • NHS Careers Workshop – Careers speakers
  • Green Futures with University of Leeds – Environment and sustainability project
  • Share Your Spark – Mentoring Programme with Ahead Partnership – Mentoring programme with business professionals
  • Active Leeds Young Leaders Marshals Activity – Sports Leadership activity
  • First Direct SEND Next Steps Careers Fair – Careers Fair
  • Hornsea Y10 Trip – GCSE Geography trip
  • Year 11 Prom – Y11 Celebration
  • Careers Fair – Whole school careers event
  • Leeds Symphony Orchestra Performance – Music performance
  • Pontefract College Year 10 Taster Day – Post 16 careers taster activity
  • National Power Grid Maths & Engineering Workshop – Maths and STEM project with industry professionals
  • Oulton Towers Reward Event – Whole school reward event
  • Leeds Pride Walk – LGBTQ+ Celebration Event
  • Mentoring Activity with Ahead Partnership
  • International Woman’s Day
  • E-safety week

Student Leadership

We encourage student leadership and every year students in the academy organise a number of charity events to support good causes. 


We celebrate the outstanding efforts of our students in various ways throughout the year ranging from smaller rewards in lessons to periodic reward days.