Trips and Extracurricular Activities

Academy trips

King’s Lynn Academy has a strong commitment to the added value of learning outside the classroom and beyond the academy’s premises. It will seek to provide a broad & balanced range of ‘learning outside the classroom’ opportunities for all its students.

Each year the academy will arrange a number of activities that take place off the academy site and out of academy hours, which support our aims. The range of activities to which the governing body has given its approval includes:

Out of hours clubs (music, drama, art, science, sport, homework, etc.)
Sports teams
Regular local visits (places of worship, swimming, other local amenities)
Day visits for particular groups
Residential visits
Overseas visits
Adventure activities


Trips taking place during academic year 2017-18 include:

8.9. – 10.9.17.        PGL residential Yr. 7’s

21.9.17.                   Blood Brothers, Norwich, Yr. 10’s

10.10.17.                 Sutton Scholars induction day, University of Cambridge

11.10.17.                  The Brilliant Club & scholars programme, University of Cambridge

12.10.17.                  Billingsgate fish demo, COWA

8.11.17.                    Tate Modern & Tate Britain, Yr.11’s

29.11.17.                  STEM conference, Norwich

23.3. – 26.3.18.      Venice, visit leader Ms Scoles

19– 20.7.18.           Harry Potter studio tour & London sightseeing, visit leader Mr Endersby

Extracurricular activities


At Kings Lynn Academy, there are numerous opportunities for students to enjoy their favourite sports activities or to learn new ones – view our clubs timetable here

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. Its aim is to support young people to achieve their potential, widen their horizons, and gain a wealth of new experiences. At the heart of the DofE Award is the ethos to enable every young person of every background to experience this Award, and to succeed, regardless of any barriers.

What’s involved?

DofE provides a balanced programme of activities that develops the whole child – mind, body and soul – in an environment of social interaction, and teamwork.

King’s Lynn Academy runs the Bronze and Silver levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. A number of pupils in year’s 9, 10 and 11 are consequently involved in improving our local community through voluntary placements, as well as developing their own new interests and physical development through the ‘sport’ and ‘skill’ sections of the Award.

Taking part builds confidence and develops self-esteem. It requires persistence, commitment, and has a lasting impact on the attitudes and outlook of all young people who do their DofE.

The Bigger Picture.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is delivered under special licence by over 400 partners (Licenced Organisations). Our partners support nearly 11,000 DofE centres including youth clubs, voluntary organisations, schools, colleges, young offender’s institutions, and businesses, to run DofE programmes and accredit their young people.