For pupils in Year 9 upwards, there is a burgeoning programme of co-curricular activities and a wide range of opportunities outside the classroom, organised and run enthusiastically by members of the teaching staff.
Activities take place throughout the week and on Saturdays, offering a breadth of experience with pupils attending the clubs that interest them and those that fit into their busy schedules.
In additional to a huge array of sporting and music opportunities, there are such diverse options as Philosophy, History Society, Coleridge Society, anatomy, photography, textiles, Computer Science, caving, climbing, performance art, textiles, chess and even biological drawing!
There are many homework clubs and quiet library time, so pupils who wish to do their prep can focus on that, within a structured environment.
From Year 10 upwards, pupils can join our CCF, in the Army, Navy and Air Force sections, which offer opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills, self-reliance and to learn team-building and responsibility in a challenging environment. All have hands-on practical experience in sections, including flying helicopters, shooting ranges, extensive boating and expeditions.
From Year 9, pupils can undertake The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.
There is a vibrant Music Department, with a huge range of bands, orchestras, choirs and ensembles, including the superb Chapel Choir, offering many opportunities to perform and develop. There are also extensive Art, Design and Drama facilities, clubs and societies. A range of academically enriching activities such as a Debating Society, Raban Society, Coleridge Society and subject tutorials enhances the overall experience.
A pioneering Sports Performance and Wellbeing Department delivers a whole new approach to fitness and sport. In addition to sport coaching for all pupils, a new wellbeing element educates our young people on important lifestyle features such as diet, fitness and body image. Our Talented Athlete Pathway focuses on our performance athletes and a tailored fitness and skills training package is put together for each individual.