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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular

Across the academy, there has always been lots of opportunities to enrich the academic curriculum through external visits and after-school clubs for example cooking club, university visits, residential trips to Iceland, Rome, and ski trips. Each faculty typically offer a range of wider enrichment clubs and visits, these can be viewed on the faculty tabs.

Although Covid has meant we have had to pause this provision, it is something that all staff at Armthorpe are passionate about and eager to do again as soon as possible. Plans are in place to ensure that Covid doesn’t impact our student’s ability to experience outside the academic curriculum offered by the academy while keeping the safety of our students, staff, and community.

Library times:

Opening times:

Morning before school– 8-8:25 Monday-Friday

Morning break— 10:45-11:05 Monday-Friday

Lunchtimes 1:10-1:40 Monday-Wednesday

After school 2:45-4:00 Monday-Tuesday

Enrichment Timetable: Half-Term1

Tuesday 2.45-3.45

Coding, Science, Dance Club, Maths Challenge & Homework Club

Wednesday 2.45-3.45

Architectural History, Debate, Craft, Book Club, Homework Club

Thursday 2.45-3.45

Boys Rugby, Netball, Drama/Musical Theatre, Spanish (Year10only)

Friday 2.45-3.45

Badminton

Enrichment Timetable: Half-Term2

Tuesday 2.45-3.45

Coding, Science, Dance Club, Maths Challenge & Homework Club

Wednesday 2.45-3.45

Cooking, Book Club, Environment & Homework Club

Thursday 2.45-3.45

Girls Football, Drama/Musical Theatre, Spanish (Year10only) & Homework Club

Friday 2.45-3.45

Badminton

Enrichment Timetable: Half-Term3

Tuesday 2.45-3.45

Coding, Science, MFL: Japan, STEM & Homework Club

Wednesday 2.45-3.45

Photography, Mindfulness, Book Club, Art & Homework Club

Thursday 2.45-3.45

Football, Trampolining, Drama/Musical Theatre, Spanish (Year10only) & Homework Club

Friday 2.45-3.45

NO CLUBS

Enrichment Timetable: Half-Term4

Tuesday 2.45-3.45

Coding, Art, STEM & Homework Club

Wednesday 2.45-3.45

Cooking, Creative Writing, Book Club & Homework Club

Thursday 2.45-3.45

Football, Tramolining, Drama/Musical Theatre, Spanish (Year10only) & Homework Club

Friday 2.45-3.45

NO CLUBS

Enrichment Timetable: Half-Term5

Tuesday 2.45-3.45

Coding, Engineering, Science, Young Writers & Homework Club

Wednesday 2.45-3.45

Environment, Art, Mindfulness, Book Club & Homework Club

Thursday 2.45-3.45

Rounders, Drama/Musical Theatre, Spanish (Year10only) & Homework Club

Friday 2.45-3.45

NO CLUBS

Enrichment Timetable: Half-Term6

Tuesday 2.45-3.45

Coding, Engineering, Science & Homework Club

Wednesday 2.45-3.45

Architectural History, Debate, Book Club & Homework Club

Thursday 2.45-3.45

Rounders, Drama/Musical Theatre, Spanish (Year10only) & Homework Club

Friday 2.45-3.45

NO CLUBS

Communications

Communications Faculty Enrichment Calendar 

  • Key Stage 3 Most-Able Reading List

Aimed at Year 7 and Year 8 students, the student will get LHu or their class teacher to sign off books they have read and write a short review. Prizes are awarded for most books read.

Lesson to be taught to KS3 (Years 7 and 8) on this day which will give students an opportunity to write their own poem. These will then to be entered into a department competition.

  • Doncaster Book Awards.
    LHu as expert staff member. This year, launch event in October, the finale in April.

Maths, Business, and Computing

  • Annual UKMT maths challenge: The Team Maths Challenge is a competition giving students the opportunity to tackle a variety of engaging mathematical activities while developing teamwork and communication skills. Teams of four students from schools around the UK take part in dozens of Regional Finals and high-scoring teams are invited to compete in the National Final.
  • Homework Club: Three lunchtimes a week students can join a member of staff in the IT suite to complete their homework.
  • Revision: Year 11 are invited to attend revision workshops after school weekly to practice exam technique, focus on key topics, and prepare for their GCSE exams in the summer.
  • STEM Maths Art Club: A lunchtime club where student’s complete fun activities with a ‘mathematical art’ theme. The activities help to reinforce many important mathematical skills such as accurate measuring and constructing, visual problem solving and strategic forward planning. We explore the amazing art forms of origami, curves of pursuit, sacred geometry, mandalas, and much more while producing some wonderful artwork.

Practical and Design

  • Sports Teams – There are a multitude of sports teams for students to get involved in. These include football, rugby, table tennis, and badminton. We compete across Doncaster and South Yorkshire in these sports.
  • Ski Trip – Armthorpe Academy offers a European ski trip every 2-3 years. The students have been to Austria and Italy in recent years enjoying five days skiing and immersing themselves in the culture.
  • Cooking Club – We offer a weekly cooking club where students can develop their cooking skills by completing their choice of recipe after school.
  • Art Club – Students can develop their skills in Art club using a range of media from clay to charcoal. This can be individually motivated or different themes offered by the art department.

Science

The science faculty offer a range of trips that allow students to continue to study science outside of the classroom. Time is also dedicated in the curriculum for students to complete engaging projects which help foster their enthusiasm for science and develop independent skills.

The Science department offers a variety of revision sessions and one to one tutoring sessions for KS4 students to support them during their exam preparations.