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Extra Curricular Activities

As we start the current academic year with the necessary adjustments in place to manage the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic, the provision of extra curricular activities is currently under review.  We will be publishing details of the opportunities that will be available for our students at the earliest opportunity.  Below you will find the details of what is usually on offer to give you a flavour of our  provision.  Extra curricular activities are an important part of our curriculum and we hope to be able to return to enhancing our students' learning with a range of opportunities soon.

All students are encouraged to develop their personal interests through the many extra curricular activities available. There are a variety of lunchtime and after school clubs and activities for those interested in Art, Classics, Drama, Environmental Issues, Mathematics, Music, Photography, Science and Sport.

Clubs and Activities

Clubs and Societies vary from year to year, and reflect the interests of our students. They are often led by members of the Sixth Form. Current groups include Art Club, Science Club, Culture Club, Robotics Club, Street Dance, Greek, Gym, Young Reporter, Junior Choir, etc.

The Clubs and Activities Timetable can be downloaded or viewed by clicking the link below. This is a much reduced programme due to Covid restrictions.  A more typical Clubs and Activities Timetable is, therefore, also shown to give a flavour of what students can expect to be offered generally at Hitchin Girls' School.

Clubs & Activities Timetable Summer 2021

Typical Clubs & Activities Timetable

Physical Education and Sport

Over 60% of our students participate in a full sporting programme which operates during lunchtime and after school. Various clubs offer specialist coaching for those students interested in athletics, dance, football, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rounders, rhythmic gymnastics, rugby, swimming, tennis and trampolining.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The Bronze Level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is introduced to students during the Autumn Term of Year 10. Many progress to the Silver and Gold Levels and there are currently 80 students participating in the Award Scheme.


The Music department offers a variety of opportunities for every student to develop their individual and group musical skills. Students are encouraged to play a musical instrument, both for personal enjoyment and to help develop self-discipline. Lessons are available on the piano, keyboard, recorder, drum kit, guitar, voice and the normal orchestral instruments, e.g. strings, woodwind and brass. Group activities include Senior and Junior Orchestra, Clarinet Group, String Quartets, Recorder Group, Keyband, Flute Group and Guitar Group. There are numerous choral activities including Senior and Junior Choirs and Vox Humana which is a touring choir.

Expeditions, Outings and Exchanges

Many expeditions, field study trips and outings take place during school time, in the evening, at weekends and during the holidays and they form a natural extension to the school curriculum. Outings are arranged to the theatre, opera, ballet, concerts, art galleries, museums, places of worship, stately homes, castles, sporting events, residential study centres, lectures, demonstrations, conferences and exhibitions. The Classics department organises expeditions to Italy and Greece while the Art and Design department takes students to art galleries. Year 8 have the opportunity to go on a five-day residential trip.

Holding Nothing Back Lunch Group

(In S43, every Tuesday lunch time - open to any and all year groups)

Holding Nothing Back lunch time groups are a chance within the school environment to meet new people, have some fun and also to explore a bit more about the Christian faith. 

Whether you go to church or not it is an opportunity to explore, share and ask the questions that you don’t always get the chance to. 

The groups are co-led by a member of the PHASE team and HGS students.  If you would like to know more please get in contact with us