Beyond the Classroom
Be the change you want to see in
In addition to ensuring that our students receive an excellent academic education, Hinckley Academy places a high priority on developing young people with character, a variety of interests and achievements and a passion for life. We focus on those qualities that our students will need in a rapidly changing and sometimes unpredictable world. We aim to ensure that all students participate in a number of enrichment opportunities which introduce new skills, foster a sense of belonging and build self-confidence.
Our specialist staff have developed an ambitious programme of additional opportunities that is deliberately aspirational, varied and carefully thought through to ensure that our students gain the most enduring life advantages. Participating in public speaking competitions, competitive sports and taking applause on stage all build independence and individual experience portfolios whilst learning the importance of teamwork, perseverance and leadership.
Hinckley Academy promotes a sense of duty and service to develop young people who are unselfish and willing to lead to make our world a better place. We create a strong sense of belonging in our wider community. Students are encouraged to raise money for charities and volunteer both in school and within the wider community. Student service achievements are recognised and celebrated.
At Hinckley Academy, all students are fortunate to receive expert careers direction and destinations planning and guidance steered by an experienced careers professional. Careers guidance starts early with an emphasis on raising aspirations and is focused on educating students about the huge range of life opportunities available to them. Students visit top universities and are introduced to inspirational and leading professionals in their field at in house careers fairs and industry conventions. All students develop a personal careers and destinations plan which incorporates their academic goals and personal development plan with their longer term aspirations in mind.