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Roundhay Character Journey

We believe that Roundhay School is a special place with students and staff who do whatever it takes to make sure that everyone’s time at school is the best time of their lives. The character journey has been planned to give all students lessons and opportunities that will allow them to develop as learners and as people. It is our ambition that by the time that our students leave school, they will be recognisably Roundhay. This means that our students are always:

  • Responsible
  • Resilient
  • Ready to Learn

To help support our students to become recognisably Roundhay, they will all have the opportunity to take part in the Roundhay Character Journey.

Year 7

Half Term One
Half Term Two
Half Term Three
Half Term Four
Half Term Five
Half Term Six
I will be ready to learn at all times.
I will learn about someone else’s culture.
I will try something that I have not tried before.
I will be proud of my work.
I will be kind and polite at all times.
I will experience the natural environment and learn outside.
Secondary: Character Journey Pledges Y7
Half Term One
Half Term Two
Half Term Three
Half Term Four
Half Term Five
Half Term Six
I will be ready to learn at all times.
I will learn about someone else’s culture.
I will try something that I have not tried before.
I will be proud of my work.
I will be kind and polite at all times.
I will experience the natural environment and learn outside.
Transition Days
During our three-day Transition Programme, students will have the opportunity to get to know their form, their teachers and what it means to be Roundhay.
Team Building Enrichment Day

An enrichment day is a day where students are taken off their normal timetable to do something to develop their character. The first Enrichment Day is focused on team building with T-Shirt making, orienteering and inflatable challenges.
Enrichment Programme

Enrichment is an entitlement at Roundhay. Students have one lesson a week where they will learn about how their minds work, will learn a new skill and will plan and deliver a community event.
Roundhay Sleepover

Students will camp for one night at school with their form. They will take part in the sleepover Olympics, have a pizza supper and watch a nearly midnight movie.
Community Christmas Party

As part of their enrichment lessons, students will fundraise to put on a community Christmas Party. They will plan food and entertainment whilst also hosting our guests from across the community.
Cinema Reward Trip
For students who have met the requirements, the last day of the first half term will be spent at the cinema watching a film today.
Spice Cup

As part of our pledge to learn about other people’s cultures, Year 7 will compete in the Spice Cup. This is an opportunity to find the best fried chicken recipe in the year.
Maths Enrichment Day


An enrichment day is a day where students are taken off their normal timetable to do something to develop their character. This Enrichment Day is focused on Maths with a detective mystery in the morning followed by a performance from ‘Murderous Maths’.
Easter Egg Hunt

As part of their enrichment lessons, students will fundraise to put on an Easter Egg Hunt for our Primary Campus. They will plan food and entertainment whilst also working with our primary students.
Picnic Reward
For students who have met the requirements, they will spend an afternoon sharing in a reward picnic with their peers.
Roundhay Explorers
Selected students will take part in the Roundhay Explorers programme where they will learn a new skill, go on an expedition and volunteer.
Junior Warrior
Students selected for their resilience will take part in the Junior Warrior course at Bramham Park.
Transition Picnic

As part of their enrichment lessons, students will fundraise to put on a transition picnic for the new Year 7. They will plan food and entertainment whilst also hosting our new students.
Bradley Wood

Students will go on a two night residential where they will be challenged by a range of purpose built activities which include indoor climbing walls, archery, a high ropes course and many more exciting adventures.
Bushcraft Castle Howard
Students will go on a two night residential where they will be challenged by a range of purpose built activities which include indoor climbing walls, archery, a high ropes course and many more exciting adventures.
Secondary: Character Journey Y7
Transition Days
During our three-day Transition Programme, students will have the opportunity to get to know their form, their teachers and what it means to be Roundhay.
Team Building Enrichment Day

An enrichment day is a day where students are taken off their normal timetable to do something to develop their character. The first Enrichment Day is focused on team building with T-Shirt making, orienteering and inflatable challenges.
Enrichment Programme

Enrichment is an entitlement at Roundhay. Students have one lesson a week where they will learn about how their minds work, will learn a new skill and will plan and deliver a community event.
Roundhay Sleepover

Students will camp for one night at school with their form. They will take part in the sleepover Olympics, have a pizza supper and watch a nearly midnight movie.
Community Christmas Party

As part of their enrichment lessons, students will fundraise to put on a community Christmas Party. They will plan food and entertainment whilst also hosting our guests from across the community.
Cinema Reward Trip
For students who have met the requirements, the last day of the first half term will be spent at the cinema watching a film today.
Spice Cup

As part of our pledge to learn about other people’s cultures, Year 7 will compete in the Spice Cup. This is an opportunity to find the best fried chicken recipe in the year.
Maths Enrichment Day


An enrichment day is a day where students are taken off their normal timetable to do something to develop their character. This Enrichment Day is focused on Maths with a detective mystery in the morning followed by a performance from ‘Murderous Maths’.
Easter Egg Hunt

As part of their enrichment lessons, students will fundraise to put on an Easter Egg Hunt for our Primary Campus. They will plan food and entertainment whilst also working with our primary students.
Picnic Reward
For students who have met the requirements, they will spend an afternoon sharing in a reward picnic with their peers.
Roundhay Explorers
Selected students will take part in the Roundhay Explorers programme where they will learn a new skill, go on an expedition and volunteer.
Junior Warrior
Students selected for their resilience will take part in the Junior Warrior course at Bramham Park.
Transition Picnic

As part of their enrichment lessons, students will fundraise to put on a transition picnic for the new Year 7. They will plan food and entertainment whilst also hosting our new students.
Bradley Wood

Students will go on a two night residential where they will be challenged by a range of purpose built activities which include indoor climbing walls, archery, a high ropes course and many more exciting adventures.
Bushcraft Castle Howard
Students will go on a two night residential where they will be challenged by a range of purpose built activities which include indoor climbing walls, archery, a high ropes course and many more exciting adventures.

Year 8

Half Term One
Half Term Two
Half Term Three
Half Term Four
Half Term Five
Half Term Six
I will be ready to learn at all times.
I will make a positive impact on our community.
I will be grateful for opportunities available to me.
I will do something that I thought I could not do.
I will I will learn skills that will help me to aspire to excellence.
I will make an active contribution to improving the environment.
Secondary: Character Journey Pledges Y8
Half Term One
Half Term Two
Half Term Three
Half Term Four
Half Term Five
Half Term Six
I will be ready to learn at all times.
I will make a positive impact on our community.
I will be grateful for opportunities available to me.
I will do something that I thought I could not do.
I will I will learn skills that will help me to aspire to excellence.
I will make an active contribution to improving the environment.
Theme Park Reward Trip
For students who have met the requirements, they will start the year on a reward trip to Lightwater Valley.
Enrichment Programme

Enrichment is an entitlement at Roundhay. Students have one lesson a week where they will learn about important topics that will allow them to become confident citizens.
Nature Enrichment Day

An enrichment day is a day where students are taken off their normal timetable to do something to develop their character. This Enrichment Day is focused on understanding the world that we live in.
Doncaster Dome Reward
For students who have met the requirements, they will go to Doncaster Dome where they will go swimming and ice skating.
Christmas Celebration

All of the year group will come together for a special Christmas rewards assembly where each form will put on a performance.
Form Team Building Day
Students will come together as a form and be set a series of challenges to help to develop their team work skills.
Roundhay Explorers
Selected students will take part in the Roundhay Explorers programme where they will learn a new skill, go on an expedition and volunteer.
Picnic Reward
For students who have met the requirements, they will spend an afternoon sharing in a reward picnic with their peers.
Junior Warrior
Students selected for their resilience will take part in the Junior Warrior course at Bramham Park.
Environment Enrichment Day


An enrichment day is a day where students are taken off their normal timetable to do something to develop their character. This Enrichment Day is focused on learning about the environment and our commitment to becoming climate aware.
Roundhay Cup

Students will have been competing for their form in a number of challenges across Year 7 and Year 8. At the end of Year 8, there will be the final awards ceremony to see which form is the most Roundhay.
Caythorpe Court

At the end of Year 8, students will be taken to Caythorpe Court, a PGL activity centre in Lincolnshire where they will spend two nights in the 65 acre site taking part in a number of outdoor adventurous activities.
Secondary: Character Journey Y8
Theme Park Reward Trip
For students who have met the requirements, they will start the year on a reward trip to Lightwater Valley.
Enrichment Programme

Enrichment is an entitlement at Roundhay. Students have one lesson a week where they will learn about important topics that will allow them to become confident citizens.
Nature Enrichment Day

An enrichment day is a day where students are taken off their normal timetable to do something to develop their character. This Enrichment Day is focused on understanding the world that we live in.
Doncaster Dome Reward
For students who have met the requirements, they will go to Doncaster Dome where they will go swimming and ice skating.
Christmas Celebration

All of the year group will come together for a special Christmas rewards assembly where each form will put on a performance.
Form Team Building Day
Students will come together as a form and be set a series of challenges to help to develop their team work skills.
Roundhay Explorers
Selected students will take part in the Roundhay Explorers programme where they will learn a new skill, go on an expedition and volunteer.
Picnic Reward
For students who have met the requirements, they will spend an afternoon sharing in a reward picnic with their peers.
Junior Warrior
Students selected for their resilience will take part in the Junior Warrior course at Bramham Park.
Environment Enrichment Day


An enrichment day is a day where students are taken off their normal timetable to do something to develop their character. This Enrichment Day is focused on learning about the environment and our commitment to becoming climate aware.
Roundhay Cup

Students will have been competing for their form in a number of challenges across Year 7 and Year 8. At the end of Year 8, there will be the final awards ceremony to see which form is the most Roundhay.
Caythorpe Court

At the end of Year 8, students will be taken to Caythorpe Court, a PGL activity centre in Lincolnshire where they will spend two nights in the 65 acre site taking part in a number of outdoor adventurous activities.

Year 9

Half Term One
Half Term Two
Half Term Three
Half Term Four
Half Term Five
Half Term Six
I will be a Roundhay role model.
I will make a difference to our community.
I will be an ambassador for our school.
I will understand how to be kind to myself.
I will create something I am proud of for an audience.
I will be world class.
Secondary: Character Journey Pledges Y9
Half Term One
Half Term Two
Half Term Three
Half Term Four
Half Term Five
Half Term Six
I will be a Roundhay role model.
I will make a difference to our community.
I will be an ambassador for our school.
I will understand how to be kind to myself.
I will create something I am proud of for an audience.
I will be world class.
Theme Park Reward Trip
For pupils who have met the requirements, they will start the year on a reward trip to Lightwater Valley.
Open Day Guides
Pupils will have the opportunity to support our whole school open day by being guides. They will be role models for the children who will be applying to join our school.
Community Charity Challenge
Pupils will and lead a charity drive to support hardship in our community. They will have the opportunity to contribute, organise and participate in the challenge.
Cinema Reward Trip
For pupils who have met the requirements, the last day of the first half term will be spent at the cinema watching a film today.
Holocaust Enrichment Day
An enrichment day is a day where pupils are taken off their normal timetable to do something to develop their character. This Enrichment Day is focused learning about the Holocaust and the moral issues surrounding it. Pupils will be able to listen to a talk by a Holocaust survivor.
Spain Trip
The Spanish residential is a five day, 4 night trip which takes place in the spring term. Pupils can expect a long weekend of varied and exciting cultural activities and visits which allow pupils to practice their spoken and comprehension skills in Spanish and engage them with a real life experience of Spain.
KS4 Options Evening
Pupils will be able to decide what subjects in which they want to develop nuanced understanding so that they can achieve a sophisticated mastery by the end of Key Stage Four.
Macbeth Enrichment Day
An enrichment day is a day where pupils are taken off their normal timetable to do something to develop their character. This Enrichment Day is focused Macbeth and pupils will see a professional production of the play. They will then work towards their Arts Award.
KS4 Preparation Programme
Throughout their time in Key Stage Three, pupils have been developing the knowledge and skills to be successful at KS4. In their final term of Year 9, they will have the following opportunities to make sure that they are ‘KS4 Ready’:
• Healthy Minds Workshop
• Healthy Body Workshop
• Study Skills Workshop
• Beyond Equality Workshop
Maths Paris Trip
Year 9 pupils have the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Paris and see some of the most famous sights from a mathematical perspective. Over the course of a long weekend, pupils complete a number of different activities transferring their skills from the classroom to the real world.
Arts Award
This is a taught programme that will support our pupils to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills and achieve a national qualification.
Wimbledon Trip
Pupils will have the opportunity to have tickets to one of the world’s leading tennis tournaments, Wimbledon. it promises to be an unforgettable experience where pupils will have access to a number of courts and be able to soak up the atmosphere which surrounds this great tennis arena. Pupils are guaranteed a smashing time!
Roundhay Scholar Programme
Students that have consistently been ready to learn and have shown high levels of performance will be invited to take part in the Roundhay Scholar Programme. This will give them the opportunity to experience working with subject experts and visiting amazing places.
KS3 Graduation
This will be an event where the pupils will come together as a year group and with their families to celebrate their successes whilst they have been at Roundhay School.
Secondary: Character Journey Y9
Theme Park Reward Trip
For pupils who have met the requirements, they will start the year on a reward trip to Lightwater Valley.
Open Day Guides
Pupils will have the opportunity to support our whole school open day by being guides. They will be role models for the children who will be applying to join our school.
Community Charity Challenge
Pupils will and lead a charity drive to support hardship in our community. They will have the opportunity to contribute, organise and participate in the challenge.
Cinema Reward Trip
For pupils who have met the requirements, the last day of the first half term will be spent at the cinema watching a film today.
Holocaust Enrichment Day
An enrichment day is a day where pupils are taken off their normal timetable to do something to develop their character. This Enrichment Day is focused learning about the Holocaust and the moral issues surrounding it. Pupils will be able to listen to a talk by a Holocaust survivor.
Spain Trip
The Spanish residential is a five day, 4 night trip which takes place in the spring term. Pupils can expect a long weekend of varied and exciting cultural activities and visits which allow pupils to practice their spoken and comprehension skills in Spanish and engage them with a real life experience of Spain.
KS4 Options Evening
Pupils will be able to decide what subjects in which they want to develop nuanced understanding so that they can achieve a sophisticated mastery by the end of Key Stage Four.
Macbeth Enrichment Day
An enrichment day is a day where pupils are taken off their normal timetable to do something to develop their character. This Enrichment Day is focused Macbeth and pupils will see a professional production of the play. They will then work towards their Arts Award.
KS4 Preparation Programme
Throughout their time in Key Stage Three, pupils have been developing the knowledge and skills to be successful at KS4. In their final term of Year 9, they will have the following opportunities to make sure that they are ‘KS4 Ready’:
• Healthy Minds Workshop
• Healthy Body Workshop
• Study Skills Workshop
• Beyond Equality Workshop
Maths Paris Trip
Year 9 pupils have the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Paris and see some of the most famous sights from a mathematical perspective. Over the course of a long weekend, pupils complete a number of different activities transferring their skills from the classroom to the real world.
Arts Award
This is a taught programme that will support our pupils to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills and achieve a national qualification.
Wimbledon Trip
Pupils will have the opportunity to have tickets to one of the world’s leading tennis tournaments, Wimbledon. it promises to be an unforgettable experience where pupils will have access to a number of courts and be able to soak up the atmosphere which surrounds this great tennis arena. Pupils are guaranteed a smashing time!
Roundhay Scholar Programme
Students that have consistently been ready to learn and have shown high levels of performance will be invited to take part in the Roundhay Scholar Programme. This will give them the opportunity to experience working with subject experts and visiting amazing places.
KS3 Graduation
This will be an event where the pupils will come together as a year group and with their families to celebrate their successes whilst they have been at Roundhay School.

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