Whether their interests lie in sports, sciences or the arts, our students have opportunities to get involved in a range of extra-curricular activities throughout the school year. The full range of activities is available to download in the booklet at the base of this page.
We expect all students in Years 7 and 8 to take part in at least one activity for at least one half-term (or equivalent six-week period) each year.
For those whose talents are sporting, there are many clubs both in and out of college hours. We are proud of our sporting record, and the number of students who not only represent the college, but the District and County in rugby, football, cricket and athletics to name a few. The PE department runs a comprehensive extra-curricular timetable each term, with both indoor and outdoor sports on offer, making excellent use of our state-of-the-art facilities.
The Science department encourages students to enjoy the awe and wonder of science through a range of extra-curricular activities, including the chance to build robots with a Southampton-based engineering firm and teaming up with colleagues in Creative Arts.
For students who enjoy drama, dance and music, our Performing Arts department provides the chance to take to the stage in end-of-term productions as well as the annual musical extravaganza, which in recent years has seen fabulous performances of Grease, Oliver and The Sound of Music. For those who wish to learn musical instruments, peripatetic lessons are available. Students are encouraged to continue learning instruments taken up in junior school.
The Creative Arts department offers weekly clubs in art and design and technology, as well as an annual Summer Showcase of students’ work from throughout the year. For those interested in literature, there is a regular lunchtime Book Club, while we also enable healthy discussion and competition in clubs such as Philosophy and Debate.
Throughout the year, students from all year groups are able to take advantage of well-organised trips, some of which involve travel abroad when government guidelines permit. These have included visits to the Battlefields of Belgium, skiing in Vermont, USA, watersports in southern France and cultural tours of Barcelona. Closer to home, there are opportunities to visit the theatres and museums of London as well as here on the south coast.
Black History Month
Our students appeared in a special feature on ITV News covering Black History Month in September 2023.
Many of our extra-curricular activities are shown in the booklet below. The booklet contains an electronic index and you can also open thumbnail images to navigate the document.