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Activities & Sports Pathways

Pupils achieve highly in a very wide range of extra-curricular activities.   ISI Inspection 2019 

Expansive Curriculum - Activities Pathways

Find your tribe!

The Expansive Curriculum at Kingsley School complements the Core Curriculum to offer a truly well-rounded education that puts the focus firmly on building positive mental health and wellbeing which in turn leads to success and happiness. The Expansive Curriculum is built around our following 5 Core Values;

  • Appreciating
  • Being active
  • Connecting
  • Giving
  • Learning


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Sports Pathway

Sport for All!

The Sports Pathway ensures that students are able to maximise their particpation and enjoyment, while discovering and developing their talents and interests across a diverse range of sporting opportunities, including recreational and accessible sports.

The following academies offer opportunties to develop and compete at the highest levels;

  • The Kingsley Gymnastics Academy
  • The Kingsley Judo Academy
  • The Kingsley Rugby Academy (from September 2024)
  • The Kingsley Football Academy (from September 2024)
  • The Kingsley Netball Academy (from September 2024)
  • Sports scholarships available in all of the above

Sports Pathway - Sport for All!



Outdoor Education Pathway

Developing character and resilience

Kingsley School's Outdoor Education Pathway is truly unique, offering a range of outdoor skills and activities designed to ignite new interests and fuel existing passions for outdoor adventure. As part of our Expansive Curriculum, every student is able to progress through different levels in a range of activities as part of their weekly timetable.

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Ten Tors Challenge
  • Jubilee Challenge
  • Exmoor Challenge
  • Kingsley Challenge
  • Water-sports including Surfing
  • Forest School
  • Orienteering, hiking and camping skills

Outdoor Education Pathway - Developing character and resilience



Performing Arts Pathway

Inspiring creativity and developing confidence

Students are able to access a wide range of opportunities to develop their interest and talents in creative arts through participation in our many plays, exhibitions and performances, and by attending specialist workshops delivered by external professional practitioners and experts. The School is currently working towards the Platinum Artsmark award.

  • Years 5-9 all work towards their Bronze Arts Award
  • Years 10-13 are encouraged to work towards their Silver and Gold Arts Awards
  • Regular performance opportunities
  • Tuition towards LAMDA and ABRSM grades
  • Scholarships available to all new students joing the school

Performing Arts Pathway - Inspiring creativity and developing confidence


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STEM Pathway

Developing skills for the 21st Century


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) equips students with adaptable skills for an ever-changing world. It encourages imaginative problem-solving and fosters resilience to cope with change. Embracing change as an opportunity, students are inspired to be curious and view it positively. STEM perfectly aligns with a dynamic world.

  • Project-based learning
  • Developing curiosity and enquiring minds
  • Learning to think in a practical way
  • Applying theory to practice and design
  • Building a sustainable future

STEM Pathway - Developing skills for the 21st Century

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Earth Centre Pathway

Environmental and Sustainability Education

Environmental sustainability is the cornerstone of a Kingsley education – making the world a better place. It is seen as more than just an ethos or a philosophy, it is an integral part of Kingsley’s Expansive Curriculum.

We value our unique location in the UNESCO Biosphere of North Devon and in one of only 12 World Surf Reserves worldwide which is why environmentalism and sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.


  • Years 7-9 complete the Kingsley Earth Centre Diploma
  • Environmental options at GCSE and Sixth Form
  • Higher Project Qualifications
  • Extended Project Qualifications
  • Involvement in regional and national sustainability engineering projects
  • UNESCO Biosphere Education Partner

Earth Centre Pathway - Environmental and Sustainability Education

Expansive Curriculum

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