Trips and Extracurricular Activities

Academy trips

KES Academy has a strong commitment to the added value of learning outside the classroom and beyond the academy’s premises. It will seek to provide a broad & balanced range of ‘learning outside the classroom’ opportunities for all its students.

Each year the academy will arrange a number of activities that take place off the academy site and out of academy hours, which support our aims. The range of activities to which the governing body has given its approval includes:

Out of hours clubs (music, drama, art, science, sport, homework, etc.)
Sports teams
Regular local visits (places of worship, swimming, other local amenities)
Day visits for particular groups
Residential visits
Overseas visits
Adventure activities

Examples of this include: the Year 7 History trip to Castle Acre, designed to offer activities and experiences that cannot be delivered via normal lessons, the Year 7 and 8 trip to Eurodisney, the Year 9 and 10 French exchange to Rodez to develop language skills, the Year 11, 12 and 13 Religious Education trip to the prison of war camps in Auschwitz, Poland, the Year 10-13 trip to China for sports and language leaders and the sixth form trip to Boston, USA for sports leadership and widening horizons on future education pathways.

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PE Clubs

At KES Academy, there are numerous opportunities for students to enjoy their favourite sports or to learn new ones


Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. It’s aim to create a world where young people can reach their full potential whatever their circumstances.  The ethos is to enable every young person of every background to do their DofE and succeed, regardless of any barriers.

What we do
DofE provide a balanced programme of activities that develops the whole person – mind, body and soul – in an environment of social interaction and teamworking.

Taking part builds confidence and develops self-esteem.  It requires persistence, commitment and has a lasting impact on the attitudes and outlook of all young people who do their DofE. Participants are aged between 14 and 24.

How it is done
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is delivered under special licence by over 400 partners (Licenced Organisations).  Our partners support nearly 11,000 DofE centres including youth clubs, voluntary organisations, schools, colleges, Young Offenders Institutions and businesses to run DofE programmes and accredit their young people.


King Edward VII Academy has successfully achieved the Department for Educational International Schools Award in recognition for its work on promoting the International Dimension in its work and providing a wide range of opportunities for students.  Globalisation means it is vital that every young person’s education is international in its outlook. The global economy is more interdependent than ever.  The academy’s curriculum reflects this.

We have an established partnership with schools and colleges in Boston, USA, Chongqing, China, and Sokoto in Nigeria. Numerous other international trips, often with a study or sports theme, have included visits to Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Poland, USA, Belgium, Germany and Tanzania.