The Wider QB - Beyond the Classroom
Queensbridge will provide every pupil with a highly stimulating, varied and rigorous programme of activities outside of the classroom environment. We will provide opportunities in which pupils can thrive, develop and embed new skills and create a passion outside of their timetabled lessons. Pupils will be able to positively respond to artistic, musical and sporting activities, to name but a few, that form the heart of our ethos as a performing arts school.
Each term, all pupils have the opportunity to select from the menu of before and after school clubs that departments have to offer.
Pupils are able to develop relationships by playing in one of the school’s vast number of sports teams, they can take a risk and try something that they have never experienced before in Chess Club or a school production or push themselves within a Maths or English challenge.
These are a very small sample of the activities on offer; please click here for the full list of extra-curricular activities on offer this term. (N.B. The list changes each term; 2017/18 information will be available soon.)
Trips and Residentials
From all of Year 7 developing their responsibility skills and creating new relationships within the Year 7 5Rs residential to Blackwell Court, to Year 8 heading off to Normandy to experience History and French culture, pupils at Queensbridge are challenged to move outside of their comfort zone and develop life skills that they can take out into the world.
Further up the school, trips to Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands,
Wales and the Norfolk Broads offer all pupils a chance to take a trip of a
lifetime, gain new skill sets, gather memorable experiences and enrich their
The Queensbridge commitment to enriching our pupils’ lives and going beyond the classroom environment is firmly the vision for QB+.
On Mondays during period 6, the entire Year 7 and 8 year groups embark on their journeys within our four topic areas. Each area is filled with new opportunities, such as understanding Relationships and their importance in creating successful teams, taking Risks in the name of Science and developing our Responsibility to school, fellow pupils and the community we live in.
Developing skills for life and enhancing character and rigour are all firmly part of the wider learning element of Queensbridge life. Providing pupils with leadership opportunities and positions of responsibility is a key element to this.
From being on the School or Arts Council, to becoming a House Leader or
a Student Associate, opportunities are present throughout school for pupils to
create positive relationships and
see the relevance between
different areas of school life.
Twice a year the Queensbridge timetable shuts down for a week and pupils undertake the unique experience of an iweek.
An iweek is a week of intense learning and deep thinking, challenging pupils’ thoughts, developing their values and giving them opportunity to enhance community cohesion across both Queensbridge and the local community.
Pupils improve their skills within the arts, challenge their physical fitness and logical thinking, experience a taster to the Duke of Edinburgh award as well experiencing the world of work and refining their knowledge of a wide range of worldly issues.
With the 5 Rs at
the heart of iweeks, pupils are able to enrich their outlook on life through
creative, diverse and rigorous opportunities, complementing the curriculum and
the unique approach to Wider Learning at Queensbridge.
An important element of engagement is the My Status report.
Produced four times a year, the report gives parents a detailed
overview of their child’s progress in all aspects of school life. Using the red
– amber - green system, parents are able to have a visual summary of their
child’s performance, which helps to create discussions, set targets where
improvement is needed and, more importantly, praise where high standards are