UCAN & Extra-Curricular Clubs

UCAN and Extra-Curricular Clubs

University of City Academy Norwich (UCAN)

The UCAN Programme is a unique curriculum designed exclusively for students at City Academy Norwich.

All students have the opportunity to take part in a programme of activities and trips designed to provide exceptional opportunities and grow their aspirations.

By taking part in the UCAN Programme, students will graduate from the academy with a range of essential life and employability skills.

Most importantly, our students will see university as a natural route to unlocking their full potential.

UCAN activities

Every Thursday our school day finishes early at 2.30pm to allow students to take part in a range of UCAN activities.

Activities include:

  • Sport/exercise
  • Community outreach
  • Qualifications
  • Work experience
  • Creativity

Details of the activities on offer are shared with students through their tutor groups and via a noticeboard and display screen in the main Atrium. Students have the opportunity to choose which activity they would like to take part in each half-term.

Choice of activites for: UCAN Spring Term 1

Duke of Edinburgh Award

In 2019/20 we will be offering year 10 students the chance to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

The Bronze DofE programme has four sections:

  • Volunteering
  • Physical
  • Skills
  • Expedition (2 days/1 night)

For more information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award, please visit www.dofe.org


To broaden students’ horizons and provide them with exciting life experiences, UCAN aims to provide our students with the chance to attend trips both in the UK and abroad.

UCAN graduation

At the end of the 2019/20 summer term, all students in Year 7 and 8 and their parents will be invited to a UCAN graduation ceremony at the University of East Anglia.

At the ceremony students’ achievements will be recognised and celebrated. Students will be awarded their class of UCAN degree (first, second or third class), depending on how many of the UCAN criteria students have completed.

Students will be provided with a traditional university gown and mortar board to wear during the ceremony.

Pupils in other year groups will have the opportunity to take part in the graduation ceremony in future years.

Extra-Curricular clubs – 2019/20

Current UCAN activities are included in extra-curricular clubs.  Extra-curricular clubs are changed every term, for the most current clubs click here:

Spring 1 – Whole School Extra-Curricular Programme