The Extended Day
Although we place great emphasis upon work in the classroom, we are also concerned with educating the whole child. To this end we offer a wide range of activities at Henry Cort Community College. Many teachers give up their time to enable students to develop their interests.
We believe in the value of challenging young people with new experiences and situations. Groups of students are regularly involved in residential visits both in England and on the continent. The college is twinned with College Notre Dame du Bel Air in Montfort l'Amaury near Paris. An annual German exchange is also held with Antoniusschule in Beckum near Manster in Germany. In July 2004 a group of students visited Kunming in China. A visit to Yaroslavl in Russia is planned for October 2004. This is, of course in addition to a wide variety of day visits which support and enhance the formal curriculum.
We are committed to Outdoor Education. All students are encouraged to participate in a range of activities including canoeing, sailing, walking, orienteering and Youth Hostelling.
Charging for College Activities
The Education Reform Act 1988 introduced legislation on charging for school activities. We have our own charging policy which conforms with this Act.
Charging Policy - PDF
Henry Cort's facilities are open seven days a week not only for Adult Education classes but for a wide range of other community activities.
The varied adult education programme includes computer classes, photography, keep fit, French conversation, management, crafts, cookery, aromatherapy, colour analysis, bricklaying and astronomy. The excellent college facilities can all be hired for practices, games and meetings. Casual use for badminton, indoor bowls and 5-a-side can be booked during certain times. Refreshment facilities are available in the Cort Room.
A wide range of holiday activities and sports courses for young people take place on the site. There are also community clubs including basketball, indoor bowls, martial arts, soccer coaching and badminton that all welcome new adult members.