At Carmel we offer an extensive enrichment programme which enables students to enhance and extend their own personal development.

Engaging in an enrichment programme is a great way to meet likeminded people and to enrich and support your overall college experience. The enrichment programme can provide opportunities to stretch and challenge your academic ability, to develop leadership skills and to compete with others in a wide range of sporting activities.  

Our enrichment programme is categorised as follows: 

    • Academic– A Super Curricular programme which supports students to reach academic and progression goals.    
    • Wellbeing & Competitive – An enriching programme which builds students’ confidence and resilience. Activities to enable all students to stay physically and mentally healthy. Sports and teams with a selection criteria. Compete, lead and represent Carmel.


With a comprehensive and varied range of enrichment activities and opportunities on offer, our students are spoilt for choice! 

Enrichment Year Plan Students can select one or more enrichment programme per block (subject to availability) 

  • Block 1 of the enrichment programme Monday 3rd October – Friday 9th December, 10 weeks  
  • Block 2 of the enrichment programme Monday 9th January – Friday 10th March, 9 weeks. 
  • There will be a break for exam periods and coursework deadlines.  
  • Block 3 Monday 19th June – Friday 7th July with a specific focus on enrichment trips and inspirational visiting speakers and external programmes, 3 weeks 

In addition to the sustained Enrichment Programme, there are 70+ subject trips and visits each year both in the UK and abroad. Students are also encouraged to participate in work experience or volunteering. They can get support with this from our Work Experience Co-ordinator who has helped to arrange over 400 placements in the last 18 months. 

Whatever your future plans may be, whether it’s University, an apprenticeship or employment, these additional experiences are extremely valuable as they can help you stand out from the crowd! 

  • Students benefit from an extensive range of additional activities that build their self-confidence and self-awareness exceptionally well.” Ofsted June 2019 


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