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 (drama, art, science, sport, homework, etc.)
Sports teams
Day visits for particular groups
Residential visits
Overseas visits
Adventure activities


Trips taking place during academic year 2018-19 include:

Friday 14th September – Sunday 16th September – Year 7 PGL trip

Tuesday 30th October – The Brilliant Club visit to the University of Cambridge

Thursday 24th January – Drama GCSE students London trip – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Thursday 31st January – Year 11 Poetry Live trip

Wednesday 6th February – The Brilliant Club graduation ceremony, UEA

Thursday 7th February – GCSE Food & Nutrition students, Borough Market, London

Wednesday 6th March – Year 7 boys PE day, UEA.

Thursday 28th March until Tuesday 2nd April – New York trip

Wednesday 3rd April – Saturday 6th April – D of E Silver assessment expedition

Thursday 18th July – Friday 19th July – 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. Please click here to view our clubs and activities.

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.