At Unity City Academy we are committed to developing young people who have a determination to succeed, a love of learning, a sense of pride and a strength of character. We wish for all of our young people to become empowered, global citizens who have a determination to improve the world as active and informed citizens. We firmly believe that it is our responsibility to provide young people with a range of personalised experiences that allow them to understand their role in contemporary Britain, to build their cultural capital and ultimately to become the community leaders of tomorrow.

All pupils follow the character development programme which focuses on the development of 9 character traits. These character traits were selected based on the extensive research carried out by the Centre for Character and SMSC at Birmingham University. Their studies consider the additional information and skills young people need in order to be successful, empowered citizens. The programme is also based on research from the successful Harlem Children’s Zone and the London Challenge programmes. These programmes successfully develop pupil’s SMSC, whilst also raising attainment, progress and outcomes.

Pupils can choose from a range of enrichment offered before and after school. We have engaged with over 78 external providers and internal clubs.

At Unity City Academy we believe that trips and enrichment allow students to develop interests and character skills. We offer a wide range of clubs to suit all tastes, both at lunchtime and after-school. All pupils have the opportunity to take part. We encourage all children to challenge themselves: to learn new skills and uncover hidden talents, to develop skills and work with new people. We encourage all students to make the most of these exciting opportunities, and make suggestions of their own.

In addition to this enrichment, we work with over 78 providers to provide opportunities for our students which extend far beyond the classroom. Please speak to your child’s head of year if you wish to receive more information about this.

Please click here to view the enrichment calendar. In addition, pupils can chose to complete some of the 99 things, an enrichment programme developed by the student council.