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Extended Curriculum

Ellesmere College believes in ensuring young people attending the school should have the same opportunities as their peers to access their local community, attend activities of their choice and have opportunities to follow their personal interests.

Ellesmere College provides the following opportunities for our young people at our Aylestone Meadows site:


3-3.50pm - Primary Multi- Sports Club
Students have the chance to play games and try lots of different sports, develop their skills and fitness and have great fun!
Sessions are run by Ellesmere College staff.


3.00-4.00pm Bike Club
Key Stage three and four students have the chance to test their skills on our BMX and mountain bike track. Run by Ben Rafferty, BMX instructor

Thursday Thursday

3.00-4.00pm – Primary Dance Club
These sessions are run by Sidekick Dance, with support from Ellesmere College staff.

3.00-4.00pm – Secondary Multi-Sports Club
This is for students from Year 7-11. They have the chance to play football, basketball,  and lots of other sports too.
Sessions are run by Ellesmere College staff and coaches who come to support certain sessions.

3.00-5.15pm – Youth Club
This is for students from Year 10 upwards. They can access a range of activities including sports and cooking with an aim to support their independence and social skills.
Sessions are run by Ellesmere College staff.

Ellesmere College also provides opportunities for our young people to showcase their talents including accessing sporting fixtures, community dance, arts and music events.

Eco Schools

The Eco-Schools programme provides exciting opportunities for students in curriculum time as well as outside the classroom. Learning outside of the classroom (LOTC) has been identified as ‘memorable activities leading to memorable learning and positively contributing to pupil safety’. LOTC provides positive benefits to all groups of young people and supports a rich, relevant, broad and balanced curriculum.

What is Eco-Schools?

Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.

For nearly 25 years Eco-Schools has been empowering children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through the simple Seven-Step framework in order to achieve the international Eco-Schools Green Flag award.

Eco-Schools develops pupils’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits.

To keep up to date with our Eco Schools projects please follow our Twitter account here

Eco Schools Community day with the Princes Trust

Kicking it to plastics

Little Heroes

The Great Big School Clean

Upcycled Furniture

Recycled Fashion Show