As we start the new academic year, we are excited to be returning to a full programme of extracurricular activities, from choir to creative writing and chemistry cafe!
All students are encouraged to develop their personal interests through the many clubs and activities available, covering Art, Classics, Drama, Environmental Issues, Mathematics, Music, Photography, Science and Sport.
Read on for more information on the types of activities on offer, and take a look at the videos of students talking about their clubs too!
Clubs and SOCIETIEs
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, Street Dance, Greek, Gym, Junior Choir, etc.
Physical Education and Sport
Over 60% of our students participate in a full sporting programme that 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 trampoline.
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 for piano, keyboard, recorder, drum kit, guitar, voice and the usual orchestral instruments, i.e. strings, woodwind and brass. Group activities include Senior and Junior Orchestra, Clarinet Group, String Quartet, 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, forming 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 three-day residential trip.