SAS (Skills Action Service)


Why is SAS (Skills Action Service) important?

Qualifications are essential to success, but so are skills, experience and your character. SAS is a chance to focus on these aspects of your development within the Academy day. SAS provides year 7, 8 and 9 students with the opportunity to try new activities, support their community, and work in teams with people from inside and outside of the school. Just as importantly, we know that students very much enjoy their SAS options.

What will I be learning about?

The SAS programme changes every year depending on the interests of the students. Each student has the chance to pick three options over the year. Year 7 and 8 complete the building resilience option as a compulsory course in one term. Previous activities have included archery, language and culture, dance, creative cooks, musical theatre, sport, judo, film and cinema, and arts and crafts. The groups completing each option will be a mixture of year 7, 8 and 9 students.


Where does SAS lead?

SAS can and will lead absolutely anywhere: there is no part of the adult world where the project management skills, resilience, confidence, and enterprising attributes that SAS develops will not be incredibly useful. More than that, SAS provides you with opportunities to try new activities and the chance to develop an interest that may turn into a lifelong passion, or even a career.

How will I be assessed?

There is no strict assessment with SAS but each student has a SAS passport where they record their experiences and receive merits. A completed passport enables students to enter the Academy’s SAS league of bronze, silver or gold.