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Enrichment Activities

Two afternoons a week, all pupils have the opportunity to take part in an unparalleled range of supervised activities both on and off-campus, while a further two afternoons are dedicated to PSHCE and sports.



We help each child achieve their best by getting to know them, their interests and how they learn most effectively. Extensive additional facilities develop pupils’ independent thinking, interpersonal skills, and confidence, giving them everything they need to succeed in our rapidly changing world.



With an unrivalled number of activities to choose from, the Bethany enrichment programme is the envy of many.


  • We have our own high ropes course and climbing wall;
  • There is horse riding at our local stables; sailing; bushcraft; swimming and archery;
  • Theatrical productions and ski trips;
  • Visits to the Big Cat Sanctuary and conservation projects;
  • Adventurous trips to places like Tanzania and the Himalayas;
  • Chess club; colour runs and karate…


The list goes on and on!

  Horse Riding
  Tag Archery
  Sailing at Bewl Water
  Wall Climbing
  Team Building
Dancing Queen-7842
  Theatrical Productions
  Chess Club
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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Bethany’s enrichment programme perfectly supports the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, widely recognised as the best personal development programme for young people.


The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) is an internationally recognised award that celebrates the outstanding achievements of young people outside the classroom. It consists of a series of constructive individual challenges that encourage personal development and is highly valued by employers and universities.


We are one of the few schools in the region licensed to operate the award independently, with a 100% completion rate for the highest level of achievement, the Gold Award.

Competitive Houses

Friendly competition has always been an important feature of life at Bethany; the three competitive houses, Kiplings, Roberts and Speakers, have challenged one another throughout the School’s long history. All pupils – day and boarding – belong to one of the three houses and competitions cover the broad spectrum of all parts of school life, from academic, extra curricular, sporting, creative, performing arts and sometimes just plain silly!


Bethany’s competitive house system aims to build and develop several desirable attributes in pupils including: resilience, perseverance and tenacity. It is also a fantastic vehicle by which to develop skills in teamwork and leadership, whilst also building the sense of school identity.


Every pupil is assigned a house when they join Bethany, and they’ll soon be cheering on their mascots and racking up points to be the next winners of the coveted ‘Jessel Shield’.

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