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Extra Curricular & Personal Development

There are a wide range of extra-curricular enrichment and personal development activities for students to become involved in at St Mary's College. These activities provide additional opportunities for students to develop personal qualities such as teamwork, leadership and communication skills that have a positive impact on attainment and achievement.


Explore – Experience - Participate

At St Mary’s College we firmly believe that a broad cultural education is the entitlement of all young people. As a result, we are passionate in ensuring that teaching and learning across the curriculum is enhanced with exciting, innovative and engaging opportunities which provide our young people with memorable and moving experiences. We believe that young people are entitled to:

  • Experience significant events as participants and audience members
  • Explore our local context and understand their place within the world
  • Participate in local, national and international events and have the opportunity to share their voice and shape the world in which we live
Scrcat Smc Enrichment 1200 X 900 Mm

To ensure that all young people experience these opportunities we provide an extra-curricular entitlement that focuses on ensuring that all students Experience, Explore and Participate in a broad range of visits, events and experiences across the curriculum. We are incredibly proud to pledge to provide all students at St Mary’s College with the opportunity to:

- Participate in sporting events

- Experience live theatre

- Explore the local area and conduct geographical investigations

- Explore our context and experience local heritage

- Experience a wide range of cultures through their foods, dance, music, history and languages

- Participate in leadership opportunities

- Experience a day at a theme park

- Experience regular opportunities for prayer and reflection and serve the local community

- Participate in enterprise projects

- Participate in marking important and significant cultural events

We know that our commitment to extra-curricular opportunities helps our young people to become creative, curious and confident young people who are able to:

  • develop confidence, interact socially with others and extend social networks beyond existing friendship groups
  • explore interests and discover new passions
  • develop understanding of the wider world
  • develop new skills, abilities and experiences which can support long-term career aspirations

Enrichment clubs: Timetable Summer term 2022

    Team Sheet Square Sticker 1200 X 900 Px
    Ex Curricular TT SUMMER 2 2022 Page 1
    SMC Sport - lunchtime clubs this term:
    Ex Curricular TT SUMMER 2 2022 Page 2
    SMC Sport - after school clubs this term:

    Other opportunities:



    • Male Voice Choir 12.45-1.20 (SM6)
    • SM6 Acting Company rehearsal, after school in the theatre, 3.45-5.00pm


    • 2022 Performing Arts production rehearsal, after school in the theatre, 3.45-5.00pm
    • Key Stage 3 Dance Club in the dance studio 3.45-4.30pm


    • Stage Management Club, details tbc


    • SMC Singers: staff & 6th form choir 12.45-1.15pm in the Music block.
    • SM6 Dance team rehearsal, 3.45-5.00pm

    Route One Youth Centre, Hall Road - Turn To Us sessions