Activities & Societies
All pupils participate in an extensive Activities programme, where they have the opportunity to cultivate and refine talents, pursue current interests, or try something completely new.
Shell and Remove pupils follow a structured programme involving a balanced rota of activities which can lead to the Bronze level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
In the Fifth and Sixth Form pupils can choose from a programme of over thirty activities which offers variety each term. Thursday afternoons find pupils involved in something scientific, cultural, adventurous or creative: from Photography to Young Enterprise, Ceramics to Cryptic Crosswords, and Debating to Mountain Biking.
The Combined Cadet Force is also available. Many pupils also make a valuable contribution to the local community, volunteering on projects of their choice outside the School, often as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
There is a flourishing 'After Hours' programme that incorporates societies, talks and activities. Many societies are linked to a particular academic department but specialist groups such as the Linacre Society (Medicine) and the Thurlow Society (Law) also offer insight into future career options.
Mr Andrew McFall