Extra Curricular Activities
The wide-ranging aims of the school could never be achieved totally through classroom teaching, and extra-curricular activities are an important aspect of school life. Click below for more information:
Visits and Fieldwork
A-Level French students are twinned with Lycée Ste. Thérèse in Quimper, Brittany, for work experience placements in France.
Year 7 Residential
Facilities are excellent. The school has extensive playing fields, together with a floodlit all-weather pitch providing for Hockey and Tennis. In addition, there are good quality courts of recent construction for Netball and 5-a-side Football. Cricket facilities include an artificial strip. There is a well-equipped Sports Hall.
The school has regular competitive fixtures in all major sports with both state and independent schools.
The sports programme includes: Soccer, Rugby, Cricket, Athletics, Swimming,
Netball, Hockey, Badminton, Tennis, Basketball, Gymnastics, Dance, Table
Tennis and Golf.
There are a number of public drama productions each year and drama workshops are a regular event. The quality of productions has been praised by notables such as Alan Bennett.
There is an extensive extra-curricular programme in Music, with an annual programme of events that includes a cycle of monthly concerts, both in the school and at other locations. Students have the opportunity to perform publicly with professional musicians.
A thriving orchestra is aided by students having access to a wide range of peripatetic instrumental tuition.
The choir has an outstanding reputation and is frequently invited to perform at prestigious locations, including in recent years: Canterbury Cathedral; Notre Dame, Paris; St George's Chapel, Windsor; St. Mark's Cathedral, Venice; The Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool; Chester Cathedral; Chartres Cathedral; Dublin Cathedral, York Minster and St Paul's Cathedral, London.