What is 11 by 11?

11 by 11 sets out to provide pupils at Ark Dickens Academy with 11 memorable experiences before they end their primary education. It is about getting our pupils out and about, providing them with challenging, exciting and unique experiences that they would not perhaps normally have access to.

Why are we offering 11 by 11?

We expect great things from our pupils. 11 by 11 is driven by this desire to unleash our pupil’s energy, ambitions and aspirations. We believe that our curriculum should be broad as well as being focussed on providing a high quality learning experience to enable our pupils to enter the world of work. 11 by 11 is part of our desire.

Learning outside the classroom is a tool for teaching and learning which has been proven to raise attainment and achievement, improve behaviour and improve the engagement of all groups of pupils, including those who are hard to engage inside the school building.

The values of Ark Dickens Academy are at the forefront of these 11 enriching learning experiences.

  • Challenge: aiming high
  • Effort: working hard
  • Resilience: never giving up
  • Respect: working with others

How is 11 by 11 funded?

Funds for these activities will be built into the curriculum through business enterprise. Therefore the majority of the funding will be self-generated by the pupils.

No parental contribution will be sought ensuring all pupils will equally benefit from this enrichment programme.

Please see the attached brochure for further details PDF icon11by 11 brochure.pdf