Charlton School

Co-curriculum and enrichment 

We are committed to delivering a broad and balanced curriculum to enable students to achieve their best and be well equipped for the future. Our curriculum is enhanced by wide range of sustained enrichment opportunities enabling students to discover and nurture their individual talents and interests. Students apply a growth mindset to both their academic and personal progress and we celebrate success at all levels.

  • Co-Curriculum. Our curriculum is enhanced by wide range of sustained enrichment opportunities enabling students to discover and nurture their individual talents and interests.

Expressive Arts

Our prestigious Expressive Arts Department have a long history of producing some of the best quality full scale Musical Theatre productions in Telford. Over 200 students participate annually in one of the biggest calendar events of the year for the school community. The next production is Wizard of Oz and will be performed in February 2024 following a ten-year run of Musical Extravaganza’s including Hairspray, Annie, Oliver, Les Mis, Fame and most recently The School of Rock! Photographs of our past productions are available below by clicking on the image of each show. Students develop an understanding of our values and virtues in practice through engagement with our curricular and extra-curricular offer.

All students experience Dance, Drama, Art, and Music as part of the KS3 curriculum, they can then choose to opt for one or more of the expressive arts at KS4. In addition to our wide variety of extra-curricular and curricular activities we also offer one to one Instrumental Tuition in partnership with the Telford and Wrekin Music Service, lessons are free to those in receipt of free school meals and the pupil premium.  As well as our school shows there are fantastic opportunities to experience Dance, Drama and Music from beginner to elite level. There are a range of weekly clubs to support learning at all levels and frequent events throughout the year for performance and celebration.

The school has received the Arts Mark Gold Award and a Gold award for Musical Excellence from the regional Music Hub. In addition to our wide variety of extra-curricular activities we also offer one to one Instrumental Tuition in partnership with the Telford and Wrekin Music Service. Please find all the information you will need to register your child for lessons in the attachments at the bottom of this page. Start your child's Expressive Arts journey this school term. Whether they want to learn for fun, improve their skills or look to gain a qualification, Charlton has got a whole range of activities and musical instruments for them to explore! Both beginners and more experienced musicians, dancers, artists and performers are encouraged to take up Expressive Arts Extra Curricular Activities at Charlton.

PE Department

Our award-winning PE department offers numerous Sport and Fitness related activities as part of our extra-curricular PE and fixtures programme. In 2018-2019 we were awarded the Peter Cates Shropshire School Sports and Athletics Association Secondary School PE department of the year award in recognition of the accessible curriculum delivery, extra-curricular offer, participation, and sporting achievements. Our aim is to provide students of all abilities with as many opportunities as possible, to take part and enjoy sport whether it is competitive or to encourage healthy living. Our students have worked extremely hard to achieve a high level of success in a vast range of sports at District, County and National level. Our student leadership programme is locally renowned for supporting a range of primary school sports competitions. The department has been awarded the Schools Games Gold Award in recognition of the work that is done with our local community. We value participation and competition in our fixtures program. We have A, B and C teams in many sports and sportability teams for less experienced students. We take pride in our team spirt and unity and are dedicated to self and team improvement, we embody the schools virtues and values and promote them within all aspects of our work to developing students physical, emotional and social wellbeing. Please see the extracurricular timetables at the bottom of this page for details of how to join a sports club or team.

Charlton teams have recently progressed to 36 finals and won 26 trophies across 8 different sports including; Year 10 Girls Handball (County and West Midlands Champions and ranked 6th Nationally), Year 8/9 rugby team (District and County Champions) Year 8 Basketball (Midlands NBA Runners up, County school games champions and won the County Cup) Year 11 Basketball (District and County Champions) Year 9 Girls Netball (T+W Plate champions and County Plate Runners up) Year 11 Girls Football team (County Cup runners up and District Champions) Year 9/10 Girls rugby team (District and County Champions) Year 9 Girls Rounders (District Plate Champions) Year 10 Girls Rounders (District Champions) Year 11 Boys Football (County and District Runners up) Year 10 Boys Basketball (County Champions) Year 8 Rugby team (District Champions) Year 9 Softball (District Champions, Year 8 Football team County and District Runners up) Year 7 Basketball Team (NBA midlands runners up and county champions) Year 7 Rugby team (District Runners up and Year 7&8 Gymnastics teams District winners), making us one of the most successful schools in Telford for sporting achievement.

Project Charlton

At Charlton we recognise that students have a range of interests and talents, we aim to provide a wide range of clubs to help children nurture these talents throughout their time with us at Charlton. Project Charlton sits alongside the wide range of fundraising and volunteering opportunities provided through the house system to make sure there really is something for everyone in our extracurricular provision. Some of the activities on offer are as follows: Chess Club, Book Club, Homework club, Library Club, Minecraft Club, Mock Trial, Youth Speaks, ICT Club, Radio Club, D of E, Maths Homework Club, Shakespeare Schools Festival, Axiom Club, Maths Support Group, Table top Card club, BBC Young Reporter. Additional clubs are created in response to student voice to ensure there really is something for everyone.

Our extracurricular clubs and groups proactively seek new members, and all students are encouraged to participate. Most clubs are at the end of the school day or during lunchtimes, some are targeted to engage specific groups of students and are specifically designed to build confidence and a sense of belonging, for example the KS3 lunchtime Drama club and the Axiom Club. Please see the extracurricular timetable for more information about each of the clubs available to Charlton Students.