The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is open every day from 8.00a.m, at break time, lunchtime and after school so that students can continue with their learning. In addition, the school's ICT facilities are also available for student use outside of the timetabled day and there are home learning clubs and booster sessions offered to all year groups, as well as a 'Gifted and Talented' programme running regularly.
For students who are working towards examinations, departments offer lunchtime or after school help and advice. The school also buys into online learning systems, such as MyMaths, that students can access from school and home.
In addition to timetabled PE lessons, a wide range of sporting activities are on offer at lunch time and after school most days. The school regularly competes in both local and national competitions with considerable success, and dancers trained by the departments regularly take part in regional dance festivals. The PE department offers teams in a wide range of sports.The school's facilities include two gymnasiums, tennis courts, rugby pitches and hockey pitches.
A community Sports Centre with first class facilities is located next to the school site and our students use the superb facilities there on a regular basis.
Radio Loco offers students the chance to take part in a student led radio station giving live broadcasts every lunchtime. It provides opportunities for students to get involved in a wide variety of roles from news broadcasting, advertising and promotion to station manager.
Music, drama and dance are very popular activities involving many students. Each year the George Stephenson High School Youth Theatre stages a full scale production - most recently the musical Oliver. There are also many opportunities for students to broaden their experience by taking part in national competitions, visits to the theatre, trips to improve their language skills, foreign ski trips, visits to art galleries, museums and science centres, as well as outdoor activities locally and further afield.
We also offer study and outward bound residentials to help students develop the skills they need to improve their examination success as well as the personal and social aspects of their school life - and to enjoy fun together.