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Beyond the Curriculum

At the Cathedral School we place great emphasis on the co-curricular, the learning which goes on outside the classroom, widening horizons and helping young people develop interests and enthusiasms which will enrich their adult lives. 

Years 10-13 undertake the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) which is hugely popular, 70% taking part, and delivered not by external providers but by our own dedicated staff. Years 7-9 follow the Head's Award, an anticipatory version of DofE, highlighted by Estyn as an example of best practice.

In addition, there is a wide ranging programme of co-curricular lunchtime and after school activities each term.