Our Wider Offer
At St Agnes, we are dedicated to creating first hand learning experiences in and outside of the classroom that engage pupils and make lasting memories. We pride ourselves on seeking out as many high-quality learning opportunities as possible, ensuring all of our pupils leave our school as well-rounded individuals who have had every opportunity for personal development and make positive contributions to society. By the time our children leave St Agnes, our pupils would have:
- Learnt a musical instrument
- Performed in a musical
- Represented the school in sport
- Visited various places of worship
- Learnt water and beach safety
- Learnt how to ride a bike
- Learnt how to start a campfire safely
- Taken up a leadership role
- Taken part in charity work
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for our children to enjoy. We run a range of after school clubs from 3.15pm to 4.15pm and lunchtime clubs. In addition, all of our children are encouraged to attend from 8.30am to be a part of the daily mile. Also, on a Wednesday morning before school, all key stage 2 children are invited to choir practice which begins at 8.20am.
Our clubs are led by our teaching team along with outside specialists, for example, Plymouth Argyle, Hall for Cornwall, First Access (music lessons) and Perranporth Surf Club.
Forest School is an internationally recognised process in which children are educated in the outdoors environment, preferably a woodland setting, on a regular basis. It is a planned and well organised programme of child-centred learning. Through a balance of responsible risk taking and building trust, Forest School explicitly supports children's social, emotional and physical development.
Throughout their time at St Agnes Academy, every child will participate and reap the benefits of Forest School. EYFS and Y1 have weekly Forest School sessions. The rest of the school each have a half-term’s worth of lessons each year. Every week, come rain or shine, you will find our children learning in our Forest School area. Here is a little snapshot of what they get up to...
Educational visits include visits to other places off-site including our local community and further afield. We also invite visitors in. Various visits/visitors include:
- Hall for Cornwall – dance and drama
- Ocean Guardians
- Will Keating (Cornish singer)
- Weekly story times at St Agnes Library
- Eden Project
- Newquay Zoo
- Spaceport Cornwall
- Geevor Mine
- Museum visits, including the Falmouth Maritime Museum, St Agnes Museum, Truro Museum
- Tate Gallery, St Ives
- Trevaskis Farm
- Hayle Heritage Centre
- Plymouth Argyle FC
- Cornish Pirate RFC
- Beach visits/beach cleans
- Cycling Proficiency
Year 3 start the residential experience by having a sleepover at school. They enjoy a campfire on the school field, pizza and team building games before sleeping in their classrooms. The following day consists of a Beacon trek, beach trip and sport challenges.
Pupils from Year 4 – Year 6 have the opportunity to go on residential whilst at St Agnes. Year 4 go to BF Adventure in Cornwall where they take on a range of outdoor challenges including being up high, on land and in water. Whether it is rock climbing, canoeing, quarrying, raft building or archery, there is something for everyone with teamwork being the theme of the experience.
Year 5 make the trip over the Tamar Bridge to Plymouth, where they take in city life, visit a synagogue and even spend a night at the National Marine Aquarium, sleeping with the fish! They then travel to Adventure Okehampton where they take on activities including climbing, high ropes, archery, sledging and axe throwing! Also on the agenda for Year 5 is teambuilding, gorge scrambling and marshmallow toasting!
Year 6 venture to Bristol to experience the bright lights of the city! This is a seriously jampacked visit full of fun and learning! They visit landmarks such as The Clifton Suspension Bridge, visit a mosque, enjoy a private viewing at the cinema, take part in workshops at Bristol Aerospace, learn about the fascinating history of SS Great Britain, tour Bristol via boat and walking and watch a West End Show at The Hippodrome.
Ocean Guardians with Surfers Against Sewage
Pupils from across St Agnes Academy were filmed by Surfers Against Sewage to share the Plastic Free Schools message. The aim is to inspire pupils across the UK to achieve Plastic Free Schools status and to motivate children to live sustainable lifestyles.