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The James Hornsby School

Education Extra


At James Hornsby we offer an extensive programme for Education-Extra which is available to all students throughout the school.

Our Education Extra programme includes an array of Extra-Curricular activities and Enrichment opportunities which are offered to students before school, at break times, after school and beyond the standard school day.

Extra-curricular clubs are a fantastic way to build a rapport with both teachers and students, increase academic performance, develop social skills and increase health and well being of students. Participation within the extra-curricular programme is a fundamental aspect of being at James Hornsby and all clubs are free of charge.

Our Enrichment offer gives students the opportunity to engage in activities that further enrich the curriculum as well as opportunities to develop Character Education and Cultural Capital. These opportunities look to compliment the cultural experience by developing character, skills and knowledge – including resilience, confidence and independence – and help them know how to keep physically and mentally healthy.


Our educational visits vary from visits to museums or galleries, theatres to watch a play, universities, or study aspects of the local geography and history. Equally they may visit a London attraction such as the London Eye or Aquarium. We also offer residential field courses, as well as trips to Europe, for example Barcelona and Boulogne.

Learning outside the classroom gives students the opportunity to put real life situations into context and apply what they have learnt in class to the real world. It contributes to raising standards and improves pupil’s personal, social and emotional development. The James Hornsby School follows advice and guidance from Essex Education visits to ensure guidance, training and health and safety are adhered to.

Education Extra including Trips, visits and events are designed to support the school curriculum or enhance it to promote students with exciting opportunities beyond the curriculum .

Guest Speakers/Visitors

Over the course of the school year guest speakers/visitors are invited to share their expertise, experiences, or stories with students. They can bring valuable insights and real-world knowledge to the classroom, enhancing the educational experience beyond traditional learning. All speakers are vetted by the school to ensure the appropriateness of them speaking with our students.

Guest Speakers


Cultural Experiences and Enrichment

 By embracing cultural experiences, The James Hornsby School aims to create a richer educational environment that prepares students to be open-minded, culturally aware, and respectful members of a diverse society. The highlight of this is our Cultural Awareness Day.

We also offer a wide range of before and after school clubs that provide students with opportunities to explore their interests, build skills and connect with others.

We also offer a wide range of before and after school clubs that provide students with opportunities to explore their interests, build skills and connect with others.

Curriculum Enhancements

The James Hornsby school offers many additions to the standard school curriculum. These enhancements aim to provide students with a more comprehensive, engaging, and practical learning environment. They can include educational visits to large corporations and further education sites as well as days out to local attractions.


Celebrating the JHS Family ethos

Celebrating the JHS family ethos means embracing the values and practices that make The James Hornsby School a unique and supportive place to learn and grow. By emphasising inclusivity, collaboration, and a sense of belonging, the school can continue to cultivate a positive and nurturing environment.


Should you require any financial support for trips, visits and events, please contact finance@thejhs.co.uk