As part of our commitment to offer students diverse and rich opportunities outside of their academic studies, we offer an ever-growing Enrichment Programme. The purpose is to provide students with wider life experiences, which will enable them to develop as global thinkers.
Our enrichment programme consists of lunchtime clubs, before and after school clubs and also local, national and international trips as well as discounted visits to our own Stantonbury Theatre.
If any student has a particular interest and cannot find it in the programme, then please contact Gareth Massey, Assistant Head and in charge of the programme.
We look forward to seeing all the students taking part and making the most of these fabulous opportunities and enjoying themselves too.
Stantonbury International School offers magnificent indoor and outdoor sporting opportunities.
Outside areas include an artificial grass pitch, outdoor fields and tennis courts. We also have an athletics stadium with full track and field facilities – high jump, long jump, javelin, discus and hammer throw areas. These are also home to Marshall Milton Keynes Athletics Club – the former home club of Olympian Greg Rutherford.
Indoor areas include a six-court badminton sports hall, which can be used for any team games, and a separate badminton hall and a 25-metre swimming pool with a dedicated learner area.
Here at Stantonbury International School, we have one of the largest performing arts faculties in Milton Keynes.
Our theatre was the first in Milton Keynes and offers huge enrichment opportunities to our students who are able to showcase their talents in everything from large-scale musicals, music concerts, drama productions and dance shows to professional pantomime.
Our Music Department can offer generously subsidised individual tuition on a weekly basis. This includes all orchestral instruments, drum kit, piano and singing. If you would like further details, please contact Jo Turner or students can collect an application form from the Music Department.
Griffin Schools Trust – Student Engagement
Throughout the year there are a number of Trust-wide events that Stantonbury takes part in:
The Griffin Sports Festival (GSF)
Taking place at the end of September each year this festival is comprised of two elements:
- an Inter-School Competition for twelve year 6/7 pupils from each school within the Trust, taking place at Nicholas Chamberlaine School, Bedford.
- an Intra-School House Competition for all year groups taking place within each school.
We introduce the pupils to a wide variety of sports including; Triathlon, Orienteering, Archery, Handball, Sitting Volleyball, Boccia and Curling.
Founders Day (FD)
A day of celebration across all Trust Schools, in February.
It is a celebration of:
- the foundation of the Griffin Schools Trust
- being a part of the Griffin family
- each school’s journey within the Trust
- the proud traditions of each school
- links between the school and their local community
The Griffin Science Symposium (GSS)
This annual day of STEM workshops and lectures for ten year 6/7 competition winners from each school within the Trust, takes place at Stantonbury International School, Milton Keynes, every March.
The Griffin Arts Festival (GAF)
GAF is a celebration of the arts, held at the end of June/beginning of July.
GAF has a dual focus:
- a two week event happening in each school for every year group
- a four day immersive residential for ten year 5 competition winners from each primary school hosted by Riverley and Willow Brook, our East London schools. Ten sixth formers from each of the Trust’s secondaries attend as volunteer student leaders.
Both feature a mixture of excursions and in-school sessions across a broad spectrum of the Arts, including dance, music, theatre and visual art.