Clubs and Activities

Clubs and Activities

On offer at our school

Clubs and Activities

Many opportunities exist to take part in activities outside timetabled classes; PE, ICT, Technology and many more departments already run extensive programs of clubs and coursework support. These activities all fall under the umbrella of Study Support – taking part helps students to engage in their learning and is seen to raise motivation and achievement in the classroom. With the broad range of activities we already have on offer, we have formal accreditation from Quality in Study Support (QISS) at Advanced level.

Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities

Please the most recent programmes below:

PE Activities

Non-Sporting Clubs and Activities Download Timetable

Clubs include Homework, CCF, Art, Keyboard, Science, Young Interpreters and Identity Club.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Brakenhale is a proud provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Over the years we have successfully supported students to gain their Bronze and Silver Award.

Our aim at Brakenhale is to use the Award as a way to help students gain new skills, build confidence, make friends and have fun in the process. We also use it to promote leadership, team work, resilience and problem solving skills that future employers find highly desirable.

Students can sign up to the scheme in Year 9 and upwards. For Bronze and Silver they will be required to complete 4 sections: Physical, Skill, Volunteering and Expedition. The first 3 sections are the students’ responsibility to organise and keep their file up to date on the Duke of Edinburgh website. The school will help organise the expedition. This will require two weekends for both Bronze and Silver, one for the practice expedition and one for the assessment weekend. Training for the expedition will be facilitated. This will include map and compass work, planning route cards, first aid, how to setup your camp and cooking. How and what to pack, as well as other useful information will be provided to the students. We also have a limited amount of expedition gear that students can borrow, which includes tents, rucksacks, waterproofs, sleeping bags, etc.

The cost of completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award varies from year to year. The cost will be confirmed when a new cohort applies. We are also in the process of opening up the Gold award for students in Post 16.

Students and Parents can find out more information about the awards offered on the Duke of Edingburgh website: 

For more information regarding the Duke of Edinburgh Award in school please email Miss Rushby or Mr Beukes, our Assistant Headteacher who oversees the scheme.

Duke of Edinburgh Lead: Miss A Butler

Combined Cadet Force

The aim of Brakenhale’s Combined Cadet Force CCF is to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness and a sense of service to the community. We are a youth organisation within the school that works closely with the MoD and we align our values to those of the British Forces. We build self-disciplined individuals with self-courage and a sense of worth through our Army themed activities.

Students in Years 8 to 13 are eligible to join the CCF.  Year 7 have their own Young Explorers Club which gives them an introduction into the world of CCF.

For more information please contact our School Staff Instructor, Second Lieutenant Bury or visit our webpage:

Combined Cadet Force  Go to Web Page


If you haven’t heard of us before, Identity is a group run by Mrs Lewis and Miss Bunkell.  Anyone is welcome to attend, if you are LGBTQ+ or a friend of the community.

In usual circumstances, we use this time to check in with each other. Sometimes, this includes playing games or completing challenges. Other times, we discuss local and national news stories.

Whether you have attended Identity before or not,  all are welcome.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mrs Lewis and Miss Bunkell