The English Department offers a range of Extra Curricular activities which serve to enrich our students’ knowledge and understanding of our cultural capital as well as support their learning.

We offer a Reading Club in Year 7 and 8 to promote a love of reading. As a part of this we enter the ‘Big Book Quiz’ where we compete with other schools in the West Lancashire District.

Also in Year 7 we provide a peer reading intervention group with Year 10 volunteers supporting our Year 7 readers. This takes place twice a week in tutor time. 
In Year 9 and 10 we have the Debating Society, entering competitions (Runshaw Big Debate / Cambridge Union Debating Manchester) and developing presentation skills.

For Year 11 we provide English Revision lectures in Language and Literature at lunch times to develop students’ knowledge and contextual understanding beyond the curriculum.

We actively encourage and promote local and national writing competitions within the department. We also invite local writers (Daniel Blythe ‘Doctor Who’) and theatre groups to the school to enhance our students’ learning experiences. This year we are looking to organise visits to see ‘An Inspector Calls’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’ for our year 10 and 11 students.