Edgecumbe College recognizes that students with special gifts and talents have the same rights as all children to develop to their personal potential. The provision of a sound Enrichment and Extension programme provides academically able students with opportunities to learn alongside other students of similar ability to challenge their own and each other’s thinking.


The programme operates within the framework of the Autonomous Learner Model where the focus is on providing opportunities for students to assume primary responsibility for their roles as learners. 


Our GATE student group, called ‘The Sustainables’  meet weekly, have a Google Classroom which advertises competitions and other activities happening based on the students interests. This group extends the students with additional activities and opportunities, as well as providing for academic extensions through the use of external providers, in order to achieve our student’s individual academic goals.