At The Petchey Academy we offer over 70 free clubs from3.30-4.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesdays we have a slightly longer day with period 7 running from 2.35-4pm where Year 7 & 8 participate in a Learning Centre Project and Years 9-11 have boosters and intervention classes in the core subjects (English, Maths and Science).

KS3 students (Years 7 & 8)

MUST select AT LEAST ONE After School Club. They can sign up to more if they wish. 

On Wednesday afternoons, for Year 7 and Year 8 students, learning is different. Some students will be selected to take part in Elite Team Sports during which they will receive expert coaching and (hopefully!) forge the physical and mental attributes to be part of winning sports teams. Some may even represent the academy in the borough, across London or nationally, perhaps earning themselves a Sports Tie. Some students will take part in specially planned Learning Centre Projects. Students will work collaboratively on two projects throughout the year. The projects aim to develop students’ literacy, team-work and communication, resilience and ability to relate their studies to the real world. 

Clubs available Sept – Dec 2018*     


Lego Robotics Club

Fitness Club



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Young Historians Club

Excelsior Seminar Series  (university style discussion group that will take you beyond your GCSE subjects, broaden your horizons and further your curiosity about the world around you.)




Table Tennis


LGBTQ Allies

Maths Challenge Club




Drumming Club




Table Tennis

East Asia Culture Club

Table Tennis

Ultimate Frisbee

Computing club


Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

(Take part in the world's leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be).

KS4 students (Years 10-11)

Clubs are optional, however, we strongly encourage students to sign up to at least one to improve their CV and develop alternate learning skills.

KS5 students (Year 12)

MUST sign up to a Wednesday Enhanced Option. Clubs are optional but encouraged, to enhance their UCAS applications.
Clubs and enhanced sessions swap over twice per year.and include Volunteering, Career Ready and Robotics.