Enrichment Opportunities

Winifred Holtby Academy offers a range of extra-curricular activities open to all pupils, which take place at the end of the Academy day (2.50pm), at weekends and during the holiday periods. By participating in these activities, considerable benefits are gained by pupils and the working relationships between pupils and teachers are greatly enhanced.

If as a Parent/Carer you wish to enhance the offering provided by the Academy, please feel free to contact Anita Hoy on the Academy number (01482) 826207 (ext 6032).

Additional Learning

Musical instrument lessons
Pupils at Winifred Holtby Academy benefit from peripatetic instrument lessons. These are available in a variety of instruments such as: Percussion, Piano, Voice, Guitar, Cello, Violin and Woodwind. Through this pupils have the option of taking graded examinations in classical or popular styles. If you wish for your child to learn a musical instrument, this tuition is bought in from Hull Music Service. This is heavily subsidised by the Academy, current charges are:  KS3 - £80 per term, KS4 and not studying Music GCSE/BTEC courses - £80 per term, KS4 and studying Music GCSE/BTEC - £40 per term.

All pupils looked after by the Local Authority (within the meaning of section 22(I) of the Children Act 1989) will be eligible for this tuition free of charge.

  • Science Day
  • Singing Lessons
  • Dance/Drama
  • Art
  • Computer
  • Business
  • Eurpean Day


Family Learning Days
Each holiday period our families and the local community have the opportunity to come into the Academy and take part in a variety of activities such as: mask making, wheelchair basketball and sugar crafts. There is also the opportunity to meet new people and chat over a cup of tea – each family learning day has a different theme depending on the time of year.

  • Showcases
  • Swimming Lessons - Atlantis School
  • Dance Classes
  • Various sports groups use our facilities
  • Children's Parties
  • Adoption Information Events

Creative Arts

Rock Challenge
This is an annual competition between schools/academies and youth organisations – we have entered for the past 7 years and have been very successful. We became Rock Challenge 2016 champions.

  • After School Clubs
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • Summer Festival
  • Year Group Showcase
  • London Trip
  • New Theatre
  • Wini's Got Talent


Partnership ‘City of Culture 2017’ team
Our school has signed up to the ‘No Limits’ programme, which gives us the chance to offer opportunities to our pupils that they wouldn’t normally get. We have a group of pupils currently working with an Author in Residence on a weekly basis with the aim of creating an Anthology and another two groups are working with the ‘My Pockets’ company on a puppet project, which has really got their imaginations fired up.

  • Partnership with Sierra Leone school - ‘Albert Academy’
  • Partnership with school in China - ‘Beijing No. 10 Middle School’
  • Members of the Global Network Partnership

Pupil Voice

Academy Council
Reps from each of the House Teams, House Captain and Head Boy and Head Girl make up this group, ensuring that ideas and issues from all areas of the Academy are heard and fed back to pupils - the elected Chair feeds back to SLT or relevant staff and Governors on a regular basis.

  • House Councils
  • Debating Group
  • Youth Speaks
  • Young People’s Parliament
  • Pupil Questionnaires
  • Comments Boxes

Sports Days

Costello Stadium
A day when Hull's finest athletes descend on Costello Stadium. WHA athletics teams from years 7-10 compete against the other schools in the city. A great event and one which shows the fantastic team spirit and camaraderie our pupils possess. 

  • Inter School Competitions locally and nationally (Football, Rugby, Cricket, Netball and Trampoline)

  • Hull City, Hull FC, Hull KR player/coaches come into the Academy to talk to pupils