Extra curricular activities

Much valuable work is done outside the classroom. Students are encouraged to participate in clubs & societies which meet during the lunch hour and after school. A Homework Club is open every day of the week in N4 and is supervised by a member of staff.

Instrumental music lessons are taught to a large number of students and evening concerts take place every term.

School trips are organized by many departments during both term and holiday times; these include foreign exchanges, Science, History and Geography field trips, Art gallery visits, Design & Technology industrial visits, trips to China, Iceland, Japan and New York, Rugby tours to Paris and Canada and the annual school Ski Trip and MFL trip abroad.

The School is keen to support the Duke of Edinburgh Award and continues to promote this and other expeditions which have taken place in South America (2003), India (2005), Peru (2007), Zambia/Malawi (2011), Kenya/Tanzania (2013), Thailand/Cambodia (2016), China (2018), Malaysia (2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 & 2023) and Costa Rica (2009 & 2022).

Every February, the school presents a drama production involving large numbers of pupils from all years. Recent performances have included "The Producers", "Hot Mikado", "Bugsy Malone", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Spamalot", "Cabaret", "The Wedding Singer", "Sweeney Todd" and "Young Frankenstein".

Students are often entered for national and local competitions, including Rotary Youth Speaks, Maths Challenges, Science Crest Awards, Rotary Technology Challenge, Young Enterprise, Race for the Line and the Quadcopter Challenge.