Extra-Curricular

While academic study and the pursuit of excellent examination results are important, the benefits which stem from a broad and balanced education are immeasurable.  Our programme of extra-curricular activities is wide and varied. 

There are three activity periods each day, one after lunch and two between the end of lessons and the end of school.  This gives all girls the opportunity to pursue a range of interests and enthusiasms, including sport, the arts and academic enrichment.  Please look at our current Extra-Curricular Activities Booklet by clicking on the link on the right hand side of this page.

We organise the activities to maximise the opportunity for each girl to take part in a range across the week and the school year.

At the beginning of each academic year we hold an Activities Fair.  Every activity has a stall where girls can find out more about what they will be doing and what is expected.   They sign up via the school website and their chosen activities are added to their timetable.  Tutors have an overview of each of their tutee’s programme’s and will encourage and guide each girl to explore her potential. 


Saturday Programme

On Saturday mornings we have a programme of workshops for boarders.  This term these include  sport, ceramics, dance, drama, textiles and cookery.  Each workshop runs for a term. 

On Saturday afternoons girls may choose to go on a cultural trip, to attend an activity run by members of the teaching staff or take part in sport.  This term’s activities include Sushi Making, Spanish conversation, Chess, Crafts, Geocaching and Film Studies.

The Saturday Programme is also open to day girls if there are spare places after the boarders have signed up.


Commitment

One of the qualities we wish to develop in our girls is commitment and extra-curricular activities are part of this.  Once girls have signed up to an activity it is expected that they will continue with it for a full term.