What activities are available?
Pupils are offered an extensive range of activities as part of our co-curricular offering. As well as outdoor adventure and CCF, we have societies and clubs, music ensembles, dance, and drama clubs, art and DT sessions and all manner of activities in between. The programme we offer operates alongside the academic aspect of the school. Please click on any of the boxes below for further details.
We offer rugby, mixed football, squash, and cross-country in the Michaelmas Term; netball, hockey, squash and cross-country in the Lent Term; and cricket, athletics and tennis in the Summer Term. Swimming and multi-sports are available all-year round.
The 12-week certified basic skills course is run by Leiths-trained instructor, Patricia Stone. Pupils learn a range of cooking and food preparation skills.
We run a drama club, as well as speech and drama lessons that lead towards LAMDA accredited exams.
Pupils can take part in various weekly dance sessions – urban, tap, ballet, PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique), and musical theatre. We also run a weekly dance club.
Our DT department runs sessions for the DT Club, supporting pupils to complete coursework and to stretch and challenge our DT scholars.
As well as instrumental music lessons and music theory, pupils can join specific music groups and bands.
We offer a wide range of sport, games and activities. Additional options include clay-shooting, fencing, rowing, self defense and strength and conditioning (S&C).
Our outdoor education department offers a wide range of activities that take place off-site, using our own extensive equipment: climbing, mountain-biking, archery, scuba diving and Duke of Edinburgh Awards (Gold and Bronze).
We run a varied programme of weekend activities that includes: paintballing, cookery, inter-house challenges, charity events, trips to theme parks and sports events, surfing and cinema trips. Some of our outdoor adventure activities take place at weekends. These include kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and climbing.
Our programme of academic activities and events stretch and widen horizons. All enthusiasms are catered for. We also have a number of other clubs for pupils to join: junior and senior debating, board games, and the Mock Trial Competition.
Our courses and enrichment activities take the form of cooking, IT Coding, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, photography, and NPLG (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification).
Under our Engagement and Development programme, all pupils are expected to take part in a sport or activity for physical and mental well-being. These include: badminton, basketball, body pump, golf, equestrian, indoor hockey, rounders, rugby 7s, table tennis and water polo. Weekly riding lessons are available at our nearby equestrian centre and those with their own horse or those on our King's Package ride three times a week as part of an equestrian timetable.
Our art department is on hand to support pupils in a range of general art projects, as well as offering dedicated sessions for completing coursework.
In the Third Form, pupils join The Chindits, an introductory year providing a broad range of basic training. Our Fourth Form then have a compulsory year of CCF. From here, pupils can opt to join one of the three services we offer: Royal Navy, Army or Royal Marines.
Alongside our CCF options, we run a service programme where pupils are allocated a placement to undertake activities such as charity work, sustainability and technical theatre support to name a few.