Cowes Charter

Every child with us at Cowes benefits from our Cowes Enterprise College charter and our informal curriculum makes a measurable contribution to all aspects of our whole student: cultural capital, knowledge, skills and life skills, social and emotional development and breadth of experience. 

Our Cowes charter delivers a universal offer for all students year 7-13 which encourages exceptional personal development and which includes high quality careers and wellbeing support for every year group. Enrichment at Cowes is not a bolt-on but the informal element of our wider curriculum. 

Our charter totals over a hundred mapped enrichment experiences guaranteed for every child across their time at the academy:

  • at key stage 3 these include ensuring our students present in public, take part in social action, visit a mainland museum, learn to play chess and experience the thrill of sailing
  • at key stage 4 they encompass seeing live Shakespeare, receiving bespoke and extensive careers support and learning how to manage money and run a bank account
  • at key stage 5 our students build CVs appropriate to their future progression plans through volunteering and gaining work experience and our sixth form students have high quality support for application and interview processes 

In addition to our delivery of the charter, we offer regular clubs, trips and residentials. A child that learns beyond the curriculum can accumulate 40% more learning time in a single year than a peer whose only learning is through the timetable.

The number of such experiences offered at Cowes is extensive and each year we offer an average of 10 residentials and over 80 trips. 

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