Ormiston Academy

Respect, Inspire, Achieve


At Stoke High School our core values Respect, Inspire, Achieve feed into the enrichment opportunities that we offer our students. We are proud of our extensive extra-curricular programme of activities that we offer at lunchtime and afterschool. 

Clubs for the next half term

Here are the clubs for the next half term; click the thumbnail to enlarge. Please note that Dance Club will not begin until Thursday 12th May and there will be no clubs after school on Thursday 5th May due to year 8 Parents Evening.

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Our aim

‘Our aim is to inspire our students to develop their skills, talents and character through a wide range of activities, to use their curiosity and creativity and find new ways of achieving their potential and to have the confidence, drive and resilience to follow their dreams.’ 

Year 7 and 8 

During their first two years of school, we will actively encourage students to work towards eight awards which will ensure that they have a wide and varied experience during their time at Stoke High School. They will complete some aspects during fortnightly form time enrichment sessions and be supported by their form tutor to complete other aspects in their own time. 

Students will aim to complete all eight awards in order to achieve the ‘Stoke Spirit Award’ 

  •  Art and culture award 
  •  Sports award 
  •  Discovery award 
  •  Citizenship award 
  •  Academic award 
  •  Careers award 
  • Student character award 
  • Lifelong learner award 

Year 9 

In year 9, in addition to the extra-curricular activities which are offered, our curriculum broadens. This ensures that our Year 9 students experience a range of diverse, exciting, and inspirational opportunities, which motivate and prepare them for their next steps. 

Students will be given the opportunity to complete the following awards/qualifications:  

  • The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award. 
  • FCSE (Foundation Certificate in Secondary Education) in French 
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award 
  • Lessons in Financial Education by the London Institute of Banking and Finance 

Years 10 and 11 

In years 10 and 11, the focus will move towards supporting students with their next steps. The experiences gained in years 7-9 will support with this, providing students with a wealth of experiences to be able to draw upon when applying for post 16 provision. 

Mental wellbeing will continue to be supported by our range of extra-curricular activities. Alongside this, we will actively encourage students to develop their leadership skills for example as part of the prefect team or supporting younger students as an Aunt or Uncle.  

Clubs at Stoke High School

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shadowing Scheme

You might also be interested to read about the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shadowing Scheme, where every year, children and young people are given the opportunity to ‘shadow’ the judging process for the Children’s Book Awards. Participants can read, discuss and review the books on each shortlist selected by the judges and engage in reading related activity online.