Clubs & Activities
We believe that our extra-curricular programme should be as strong as our academic one.
We offer a wide range of tuition in musical instruments, including drums, guitar, piano, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and violin. We also have singing lessons and speech and drama, all leading towards nationally-recognised exams and dance classes which include ballet, tap and modern for both boys and girls. Gymnastics, judo and tennis are also available.
After-School Clubs are always popular and vary from term to term. These may include Dance, Cookery, Games, Pop Star Club and Arts and Craft for younger children and Soccer, Chess, Art, Board Games, Railway Club, Card Games, Maths and Drama for the Prep School. In addition, we hold one-off challenges such as Junior and Senior Master Chef where children compete against each other to produce the best 3-course meal from scratch; the results of this are quite outstanding for children so young and there is always a queue of staff willing to assist in judging!
Another special for us is overnight ‘camping’ in classrooms for 3-4-year-old children and in tents in the School grounds for 6-7-year-olds. For children in the Prep School, there is the chance to walk and camp in the Derbyshire Dales when they are 8-9 years old and all are invited to climb Ben Nevis and/or Snowdon during our annual trips to Scotland and Wales. In addition, we offer trips further afield during School holidays; in the past, these have included a climb to Everest Base Camp, a choir trip to Bulgaria, skiing trips to Austria and a visit to Vietnam; parents are also invited to take part.
For a full list of the Clubs and extra-curricular activities taking place in the current term, please see this term’s School Calendar on our Home Page.