A well-rounded education is about more than what happens in the classroom. We offer a wide variety of outstanding extra-curricular opportunities, including sport, drama, music, Combined Cadet Force, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and a whole host of clubs, from Young Enterprise and chess to dissection and debating. All pupils are strongly encouraged to get involved with our rich programme of activities, developing confidence and character through the challenges that they take on.
Through our sports programme, we offer tailored support and set suitable challenges for each individual, identifying talent, encouraging a love of sport and enabling pupils to realise their own potential. Meanwhile, our music programme is recognised as one of the country’s finest. With many gifted musicians and specialised, dynamic teaching, our choirs have gone on to win a variety of national and international competitions. Our music department encourages all pupils to have a go, developing and nurturing their abilities, whether at an advanced or beginner level.
Our boarders enjoy a full programme of social activities during evenings, at weekends and over the half-term holidays. These include quiz and film nights on-site, and a range of trips to local attractions and events. Recent trips have included the Royal Mint Experience, Cadbury's World, the International Birds of Prey Centre and quad biking. We also arrange visits to cities such as Oxford, Bath and London.