All students return Tuesday 3rd September 2019 

Extra Curricular Activities

Extra Curricular Activities Timetable

Let's Get Cooking

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3.15pm - 5.00pm

Room: Cookery Room

Aimed at: All year groups

Activity Lead: Mrs M Robson & Mrs A Payne

Learn how to cook easy tasty snacks, cakes, biscuits and even your evening meal.  Learn new techniques such as chopping, slicing, grating and cooking in various different ways; baking, frying, grilling and using a microwave.

The activity is free and everyone takes their own cooked food home.

Michael said “I love it because I take all my food home for our tea and I got to make cakes on my birthday, it’s great.”

Students have gained knowledge and understanding of health, nutrition, literacy and numeracy by exploring food options, following recipes, weighing and measuring ingredients.

Choir Club

Day: Thursday

Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Room: Music Room

Aimed at: All students

Activity Lead: Mrs Waite

Every Thursday after school we hold Castleview Glee Club.  This activity allows students to develop their vocal skills through both group work and individual performances.  The school choir has built up a large repertoire of performances over the past 6 years at venues all over the North east including The Sage Gateshead, Lumley castle, Northumbrian Water Head office, Sunderland Empire, The bridges Sunderland and St Margaret’s Court Castletown.

Singing is our passion and we work together like one big family.

We recruit new starters every half term so feel free to come along and join in the fun! Please see Mrs Waite for more information.

Students have gained knowledge and understanding of musical abilities - rhythmic precision, pitch accuracy and a variety of musical styles.  Students have also developed efficient enunciation of vowel and consonant sounds.

Business Breakfasts

Day: Wednesday

Time: 8.45am - 9:15am

Room: B39

Aimed at: All year groups.

Activity Lead: Mrs Smith

Each week a local business person is invited into the Academy to speak to students about their career. The sessions are open to all year groups and cover a wide range of career areas. Students could be having breakfast with Northumbria Police, a dog groomer, a lawyer, a games developer or a midwife.

“I love attending the business breakfast sessions. It is so interesting to meet people from so many different backgrounds and careers. I have found out so much about the world of work and the types of job opportunities that exist.”

Paul Year 11

Students have gained knowledge and understanding of career pathways, public speaking and presentation skills.

Breakfast Club Chess

Day: Monday – Friday

Time: 8.00am – 8.30am

Room: Restaurant

Aimed at: All year groups

Activity Lead: K Hills / P Kelly

Start the day the right way with a healthy breakfast it’s your fuel for learning.

Students can sit and eat together, chat, catch up on homework, read or play games. 

Adam has attended breakfast club for some time and is currently enjoying teaching some of the other students how to play chess.

Students have gained knowledge and understanding of improved general learning through homework and revision opportunities.  Students have also learned the principles of chess, tactics and strategies to win the game.

Basketball Club

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7.30am - 8.30am

Room:  Sports Hall

Aimed at: Year 7 to Year 10

Activity Lead: Mr L Tumelty & Mr Herdman

Basketball club is the perfect opportunity to improve basketball skills and play against like minded individuals. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player all are welcome.

Students have gained knowledge and understanding of play, pass, dribbling, catching and shooting.  Students have also improved physically. 

Knits & Pieces

Day: Thursday & Friday

Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm (Thurs) & 2.05 pm - 3.30 pm (Fri)

Room: Craft Shop

Aimed at: KS3

Activity Lead: J Smith / A Spence

At ‘Knits & Pieces’ we run a small business making and selling items for all occasions.  You can also try out various crafts including knitting, sewing and art. 

"We love craft shop, we get to try out lots of different crafts and work with younger students in other schools to share our ideas"

Faye, Megan, Delta, Louise and Katie 

Students have gained knowledge and understanding of literacy and numeracy through crafting, displaying items, and financial capability through the sale of items.

Fitness Club

Day:  Wednesday and Friday

Time:  7.30am - 8:15am

Room:  Gym

Aimed at:  Years 9, 10 & 11

Activity Lead: Various PE Staff

Start your day by improving your overall fitness in the Castle View Centre Gym

Students have gained knowledge and understanding of their personal wellness, leadership, and organisational effectiveness.  Students have also increased their sports performance to support their PE skills and maintain good health.

Prom Committee

Day: Thursday

Time: 8.45am – 9.00am

Room: Year 11 Base

Aimed at: Year 11

Activity Lead: Mrs Smith

Prom Committee help plan and organise the Y11 prom evening scheduled after the final GCSE exams, usually around the end of June.  The students visit venues to look at function rooms, discuss menu choices and room decorations.   Further organisation and planning includes drafting the table plan, booking a photographer, and music and DJ for the evening.   

“After 5 years of school we get to arrange the best celebration ever with all of our friends and teachers" .

Jake & Elise

Students have gained knowledge and understanding of effective working, financial capability, a critical and questioning approach to challenges,.

Musical Theatre

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3:10pm – 4:30pm

Room: Dance Studio

Aimed at: All Year groups.

Activity Lead: Mrs L. Stocks / Mrs J. Coxon / Mrs G. Waite

Musical offers our students the opportunity to act, sing and dance all at once. Each year we strive to put on a fantastic show. We work hard from September to July with new ideas and concepts to put on a big performance for family and friends. Past shows include, Grease, High School Musical, Hairspray, We Will Rock You, Annie and The Wizz.

Building confidence whilst making new friends is our main aim with this club… Along with a lot of rehearsal time, learning scripts, hard work and dedication!

“We love Musical, you get such a buzz from performing in front of family and friends”


Students have gained knowledge and understanding of agility, articulation and physical development.

Year 7 - 10 Football Training

Day:  Wednesday & Thursday

Time: 7:30am - 8:30am

Room: Fields/MUGA

Aimed at: Year 7-10 students

Activity Lead: Various Staff

Football is a much loved National sport and here at the Academy it is no different. Football Training takes place every week and is designed to develop students football skills, fitness levels, and tactical knowledge of the game through high quality structured coaching sessions.

The club also gives players the opportunity to compete against other schools in the Sunderland Schools Football League.

 “I really enjoy taking part in football training because I get to play against other good footballers and play for the Academy against other schools”

(Aaron Cappellar)

Students gained knowledge and understanding of tactics, roles and rules of football, dribbling, scoring, fitness, marking and team work.

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

Day: Wednesday

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Room: Restaurant

Aimed at: Year 10 students

Activity Lead:  Mrs J Walker


  • A Bronze DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.  Students must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections, and plan, train for and do a 2 day (1 night) Expedition. 
  • Students also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.  Students also have to choose their activity and set their goals for each section.
  • It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete a  Bronze programme

I have chosen to do the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award as I would like to work with others in the community and learn new skills.  I get opportunities such as learning to act, draw or cook for my skills section, go to the gym for the physical section and work in a local primary school for my volunteering section.  I am looking forward to the expedition where I get to camp out over night and learn camp craft skills.  (Shannon Cummings)

Students have increased their physical performance and volunteered in a work placement.

Girls’ Football Training

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Room: MUGA

Aimed at: All Year Groups

Activity Lead: Maj McGuire

Football is a much loved National sport and here at the Academy it is no different. Girls’ Football Training for Years 7-11 takes place every week and is designed to develop pupils’ individual skills, fitness levels, and tactical knowledge of the game through high quality structured coaching sessions. The club also gives players in Years 7-9 the opportunity to compete against other schools in Sunderland at regular Central Venue League Meetings.

“Football training is great because we learn new skills every week…” Emily Cappellar Yr10

“I really like our new kit, we designed it ourselves and had it made” Katie Prince Yr10

Students have gained knowledge and understanding of motor skills, reactions, awareness, tactics co-ordination and fitness and health. Students have also increased their sports performance to support their PE skills and maintain good health.

Combined Cadet Force

Day: Wednesday (and occasional weekends)

Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Room: AC

Aimed at: Years 8 – 11

Activity Lead: Maj McGuire

Castle View Enterprise Academy Combined Cadet Force has been selected by the Mayor of the City of Sunderland as the primary CCF used in support of a number of engagement activities across the city.  CCF is built on the Core Values of Courage, Respect for Others, Loyalty, Discipline, Integrity and Selfless Commitment.  It is a uniformed organisation which offers a wide variety of opportunities from Military Skills, to Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Adventurous Training and qualifications in Public Services, Music (BTEC First Diploma) and Team Leading (ILM Certificate) amongst others such as First Aid. CCF offers cadets the opportunity to improve Confidence, Leadership, Social Skills, Teamwork, Independence, Qualifications, Friendships and Life Skills.

“I have been with Cadets three years,  it has made me confident, I have made new friends and earned a promotion in recognition of my skills.”  

“Cadets has been one of the best experiences of my life.  I have gained confidence and a wealth of leadership skills, I have also taken part in some fantastic opportunities and had some amazing experiences which with cadets would not have been possible.”

Through structured, military themed and adventurous activities, cadets have developed responsibility, leadership, self-discipline, resourcefulness, endurance, perseverance, self-reliance and a clear understanding of service to their community. These are personal qualities which will remain of value throughout the cadets’ lives and will undoubtedly assist in the early stages of their chosen careers.


Day: Friday

Time: 7:30 am - 8:30am

Room: Sports Hall

Aimed at: All Ages

Activity Lead: Mr Appleton, Mr Rainbow, Mr Marshall

Castle View Enterprise Academy established its own Cricket Academy in 2013 with the aim of developing elite performers.  As well as specific Cricket Academy sessions, Friday morning training is available to all students who wish to develop their interest in the game.  These sessions are delivered by qualified English Cricket Board Coaches and provide students with the foundations of batting, bowling and fielding.  It is hoped that they will then go on to represent our school, local clubs and or representative teams.  Those students who demonstrate both talent and commitment may then be invited to apply for a position within the Cricket Academy, whereby they will receive additionally coaching and other tangible rewards.

Students have gained knowledge and understanding of spacing, increased speed and movement, handling a ball while changing direction, control and accuracy.

Cricket Academy Training

Day: Thursday

Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Room: Sports Hall

Aimed at: Cricket Academy Students

Activity Lead: Mr Appleton and Mr Marshall

Castle View Enterprise Academy established its own Cricket Academy in 2013 with the aim of developing elite performers.  This is a specific Cricket Academy coaching session, to develop skills in the game.  

Student Librarian Scheme 

Day: Tuesday-Friday 

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Room: LRC

Aimed at: Y7 – Y9. But all years welcome

Activity Lead: Miss V Heselton

The Student Librarian Scheme aims to promote literacy, communication and team work skills all fuelled by a love of reading. The pupils are mentored by Senior Pupil Librarians – graduates of the scheme as well as Miss Heselton each step of the way. Once students have completed the scheme, they are invited to an awards ceremony hosted by Sunderland’s School Library Service.

The Pupil Librarian team plays an important role in Library life helping to create a calm and friendly atmosphere and in turn encouraging students to use our fabulous LRC.

Students have gained knowledge an understanding as critical thinkers, become skillful researchers and users of information.  Students have also gained leadership skills and qualities.


Day: Thursday 

Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Room: J05

Aimed at: All

Activity Lead: Mrs Green, Mr Brown and Mrs Williamson

Students carry out a range of Science experiments and project-based work in areas which they may not always touch upon in Science lessons. Students are able to come up with their own ideas for experiments and test them out in the lab.  The club aims to engage children in Science and for them to see the more fun side to planning and carrying out exciting experiments.

“I like going to STEM club because we do experiments every time we go and the trips are outstanding!” Ellis Hodgson Year 10

Students have gained knowledge and understanding of various science topics that they take a particular interest in.

PiXL The Edge 

Day: Thursday 

Time: 2.55 pm – 3.00 pm

Room: D04

Aimed at: Year 9 students 

Activity Lead: Miss Sell

Students will be supported in choosing activities to complete under the five attributes of Character Education; Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative, Communication. They will complete the activities in their own time and use the drop in sessions for advice, support and to write up their evaluations once the activity is completed.

Students will work towards they Graduate award on the PiXL the Edge programme. 


Day: Tuesday 

Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Room: Sports Hall

Aimed at: KS3

Activity Lead: Miss Walker

The club is aimed at improving student skills and team play as well as working on fitness.

"‘Shoot’ yourself confident by joining netball club"

Lois Bailes and Georgia Hill

Music Club 

Day: Thursday

Time: 3.10 pm – 4.10 pm

Room: K13

Aimed at: Key Stage 3 and 4 

Activity Lead: Miss C Hornsby

Students can set up their own bands and practice different styles of music in the music department. Miss Hornsby will be around to help with chord sequences, music and to help with performance techniques.  

Rounders Club 

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3.00 pm

Room: Sports Hall

Aimed at: All Girls

Activity Lead: Miss Walker

Come and improve your striking and fielding skills and tactical play.

Art Stem Club: Creative Textiles 

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Room: E05

Aimed at: Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8)

Activity Lead: Miss Gaffney

Art and DT are delighted to be coming together after school to develop KS3 students skills in Fashion & Textiles.  Students will explore a range of techniques on a weekly basis and will explore fashion construction, fashion illustration as well as making a final fashion outcome.