Enrichment Programmes

Student enrichment not only complements and supports the student’s main programme of study, but also allows our students to develop new skills, build on those they already have, maintain a healthy lifestyle, interact with other students beyond their class or tutor group and enhance their CV or university application.

Ofsted 2018: “Students take part in and enjoy a wide variety of activities outside of their lessons.”

SFX offers a rich and diverse enrichment programme delivered by our expert teachers and staff.

Enrichment Facilities

  • The Fitness Suite – A fully equipped gym available for students to use following an induction.
  • The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) – stocked with over 30,000 books, DVDs and resources, more than 70 computers and over 40 desks to be used by students as study space.
  • The Chapel and Chaplaincy – The Chapel is open every day for students and staff wanting some silent time for prayer and reflection. A multi-faith divided prayer room is also available at all times. Further enrichment activities are available through the Chaplaincy, allowing students to support local, national and international communities.
  • Careers Department – offering UCAS support, one-to-one meetings, job and interview training, the Annual Higher Education and Careers Fairs and providing information on opportunities such as summer schools, university taster days and apprenticeship adverts. We also offer an Oxbridge and Russell Group Programme to support exceptionably able students in their application to the top universities.
  • The Music Studio – fully working studio bookable for use by all students.

Clubs and Groups: Special Interest and Hobbies

  • The Charity Committee – projects include bake sales, running a King’s Road charity shop for a day at Christmas and organising a “Walk for Freedom” to raise awareness of human trafficking
  • The Book Club
  • Film Club
  • Maths Gifted & Talented Group
  • Hidden from History Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Board Games Club
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Guitar
  • The Gospel Choir
  • The Dance Collective.

Clubs and Groups: Sport

  • Football A & B teams
  • 5-a-side football
  • Girls’ football
  • Basketball team
  • Table tennis
  • Badminton
  • Martial arts / boxing.

Clubs and Groups: College Volunteering

  • Tutor Reps – student representatives and leaders of their tutor group
  • Student Ambassador Programme – assisting at College open events, interview evenings and school visits
  • Student Council – representing the needs and interests of the student body, with the Student President and Vice Student President serving on the Governing Body.

Model United Nations (March 2017)


External Competitive Events & Opportunities (Sept 16 – April 17)

  • Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad
  • The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Analyst Competition
  • St George’s Hospital Healthcare Shadowing Scheme
  • Senior Maths Challenge
  • “Busta Rhyme!” Poetry competition
  • Model United Nations
  • Vlogstar Challenge
  • The Jack Petchey Achievement Award
  • Young Enterprise.

Internal Events & Opportunities

  • Learning Resources Centre (LRC/Library) Volunteer Scheme
  • Computer Classes for the Elderly Volunteer Scheme
  • The SFX Poetry Anthology (published termly)
  • The Principal’s Award (every half-term)
  • The SFX Talent Show
  • Interview Workshops for Medical Degree university applications.

Visiting Speakers (Sept 16 – April 17)

  • Sam Marlowe – Theatre Critic for The Times and The Chicago Tribune – speaking to English A level students
  • Julien Allwood – Kelly Holmes Trust on assembly on Growth Mindset
  • Bridget Minamore – Poet – a creative workshop open to all students
  • Dr George Adamson – King’s College London Lecture – talk on “The Many Dimensions of Climate Change: past, present and future”
  • David Aaronovitch – The Times Journalist, Writer and Broadcaster
  • Hassan Mahamdallie – Writer & Director, Senior Officer for Diversity at Arts Council England – a Workshop-based discussion of his play “The Crows that Plucked Your Sinews”
  • Media Trust Project Co-ordinators in collaboration with YouTube – Vlog training workshop
  • Jane Ellison – Conservative MP for Battersea
  • Emma Borquaye and Mikey Frome for Non-Profit Organisation A21, fighting to abolish Modern Day Slavery
  • Speakers from Student Finance
  • John Rees – Author of Best-selling book “The Levellers Revolution”
  • Pre-Driving lessons run by S.A.M.E
  • Ken Olende – Journalist and Activist – Stand Up to Racism
  • London School of Economics Mentoring
  • InnerDrive Growth Mindset workshop.

Historian, John Rees, with SFX students and staff

Young Enterprise – Central London Finals (April 2017)


Trips and External Events (Sept 16- April 17)

  • The Kintbury Experience Retreat (open to all students)
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage (summer 2017 – open to all students)
  • Refugee Conference (open to all students)
  • The Abstract Impressionist show at the Royal Academy (Art)
  • Tate Modern (Art – Graphic Communication)
  • London Zoo (Art – Graphic Communication)
  • St Thomas’ Hospital (Biology)
  • Business Revision Conference (Business)
  • Bank of England (Economics)
  • Institute of Economics (Economics)
  • KMPG Employability Workshop (Economics)
  • Production of Hamlet (English)
  • The British Library (EPQ)
  • Skern Lodge in North Devon (Geography)
  • Tectonic Hazards Geography Conference (Geography)
  • Social Work Taster Day (Health & Social Care)
  • St George’s Hospital – Christmas carol singing and College donations (Health & Social Care)
  • The Museum of London (History)
  • Hampton Court (History)
  • National Archives Centre (History)
  • English Civil War Revision Conference (History)
  • Language study day Covent Garden (Languages)
  • Film journalism workshop (Media Studies)
  • The Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland (Physics)
  • The Royal Courts of Justice mock trial (Politics)
  • Wandsworth Town Hall US Ambassador talk (Politics)
  • Houses of Parliament (Politics)
  • The Mayor of London Question Time (Politics)
  • Psychology Live! At Disney Land Paris (Psychology)
  • London Zoo – Phobia talk (Psychology)
  • Box Hill (Sport Science)
  • Snow Boarding (Sport Science)
  • Rock Climbing. (Sport Science)

Politics students with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (January 2017)