Extra-Curricular Activities





Coming soon!

What is Pride Club?
Pride Club is an inclusive, safe space for any and all students. It is a club where LGBT+ students and allies should be able to support one another and discuss issues relevant to themselves. We are run by understanding members of staff who will always put students wellbeing first.


Who can come?
Anyone! You do not have to be LGBT+ to come along, if you are an ally who wants to show support for your friends, family members, or just anyone in the community, you are very welcome to join us!

Do I have to come to every session?
No, as this is just a club you do not have to commit to every session – so if you are going to be busy one week, don’t worry! Just come along when you can. You can turn up to one session just to see if this club is for you.

Why is it now after school?
Due to COVID-19, all lunch clubs have had to be moved after school. This may change once COVID restrictions are lifted.

What do we do?
The club usually follows the same structure. Students are given a chance to catch up with one another, and then a member of staff will discuss something linking to the LGBT+ community. This could be a relevant news story, or help with LGBT topics such as identities, coming out or flags. Students can then build a conversation around this topic, or continue their own conversations. We also have art activities, as well as cross curricular links with science, history and RE. We have strong links with PSHCE and stick to what students are taught in their lessons.


Monday – KS3 Ar3 3.30pm Ms Leigh
Tuesday -KS4 Ar3 3.30pm Ms Leigh



Coming in September 2021

FREE Afterschool Clubs for All 

I am delighted to inform you that NCEA Trust are offering Ceramic and Animation clubs for all students to attend for free for the rest of the academic year.

These two clubs are ran separately every term time starting on Wednesday afterschool in Art from September 2021. It will run for 26 weeks.  These clubs are going to be run by professional artist/animator and will be separate to the school curriculum.


 Robin Webb (Animator & Filmmaker)


The Animation Club at Duke’s has been going since 2012 and in that time it has produced tons of short films and given a space for children to be creative letting their imaginations free because in animation literally anything is possible. We’ve had six headed dragons, fairy queens, insects, steampunk nativities, trains, planes and automobiles, moons, planets, caves and candy land, stories of love, games gone rogue and all manner of strange and wonderful things. Learn the principles of creating stop motion animation and how the animation industry works and also how it can be a valuable and rewarding career path in a myriad of ways. I have been teaching and working in the animation industry for over 20 years and bring a wealth of experience in creating films with young people. Why not give it a try, you could be the next Nick Park or create the next animation blockbuster to rival Pixar!


Alan Vinter ( Ceramic and Community project Artist)

Alan has many years experience in the arts both as an artist in a variety of media as well as in arts education in both higher & special needs environments.

In addition to that he has experience in 3D design and has particular expertise in ceramics.

Alan has led many fantastic community based projects such as ceramic installation at Newbiggin local amenities and the maritime centre. He has exhibited nationally and is part of the KEAP Creative .

Alan has ran several ceramic classes within the school and will experience a wide range of hand building techniques as well as learning to throw on a pottery wheel.  You will regularly be able to take you masterpieces home. 



Debate Club is launching on the 27th May, led by Mr Campbell (RE). The club will be every other Thursday in ML1. The club will be based on the Oxford and Cambridge Debating Societies. The first debate will be ‘Animals are ours to use as we wish’ Currently this club is just for Year 8 but we have plans to expand.

For more information see Mr Campbell (RE)


Dance Club is every Thursday, for all years and abilities in the main hall

You will learning jazz, ballet, musical theatre and modern.
Perfect for beginners wanting to have fun and also for more able to improve skills.
Also perfect if they want to join in the school production next year.

For more information see Miss Willett