At The Swan we believe our students’ personal and social development is just as important as their academic success. Enrichment activities play a vital role in this as well as building students’ cultural capital – the knowledge, skills, and behaviours needed to thrive in society. Given the value that we place on enrichment, we therefore believe that these activities should be an entitlement for all our students, rather than a privilege for some.

Our electives are timetabled parts of the school day when all our students take part in enrichment activities. Students get to choose new electives each term and are encouraged to select at least one from each of our elective categories in order to make sure they try a range of different experiences.

  • Academic – students get to learn an academic subject which is outside of our core curriculum. Academic electives so far have included: Mandarin, German, debating, public speaking, classics, and computer science.
  • Physical – students improve their physical and mental well-being as well as developing a range of other skills such as team-work. Both team-sports and fitness are on offer.
  • Creative /Performance – students are able to create and perform through drama, music and art options.
  • Community – we want all of our student to have the skills confidence, and empathy to make the world a better place. Community electives give our students the chance to give back to our local community and environment.
At the end of each cycle, students reflect on how they have developed our school values during their electives and identify their priorities for next cycle.

Electives offers 2020/2021

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  • Each elective will run for on cycle (12 weeks); students will choose new activities at the end of each cycle
  • Students will complete a reflection activity at the end of each cycle to demonstrate how they have developed our school values
  • Students are encouraged to try a broad range of enrichment activities and will not be permitted to choose the same activity twice
  • This elective offer is indicative – activities may be subject to change throughout the year

 *  Independent study periods take place during the final period of the day on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

** Some Accelerated Learning interventions may be scheduled during the extended day

*** Level 3 Bike ability cycle training will be scheduled for Fridays for interested students

Partnership with Oxford Cricket Club

The Swan School is very pleased to announce a partnership with Oxford Cricket Club (OCC). OCC has an excellent array of opportunities for students to play cricket outside of school.

The partnership allows all Swan School students to be offered discounted costs for memberships and holiday cricket camps in 2022.

There will also be an opportunity for girl students from Swan School to join some of OCC’s girls indoor coaching sessions this March at no cost.

This is an exciting partnership as this allows all of our students to be entitled to extra curricular opportunities, rather than a privilege for some.

OCC is located at Jordan Hill, OX2 8EF.

If you are interested or have any further questions please contact the PE Department or OCC directly via [email protected].