It is important that College supports each student in striking a successful balance between academic and co-curricular activity. Our provision in this area is exciting and well-resourced, with over 160 co-curricular activities available. We believe that education is broader than the confines of a classroom, so the vast majority of these are provided as part of life at College, at no extra cost.
We understand that every girl is an individual, and that talent and potential lie within each one of us. Everyone is encouraged to 'have a go', whatever their level of ability, offering pupils the chance to experience new opportunities and find an activity that suits. There is no fixed formula for the number and type of activities that each pupil can do, but most settle into a combination of perhaps two to three weekly activities outside of normal teaching time.
Most co-curricular activities run weekly throughout the three terms, although some are more seasonal or weather dependent. Some take place away from College, and transportation is provided to and from these activities.
The co-curricular programme is based around the students’ enthusiasms, meaning that some clubs do not run every year if the demand changes. Below are some examples of the co-curricular activities that have been on offer over the last few years, grouped by type.
Our sports clubs include; Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Caledonian Society, Climbing, Cricket, Cross Country, Dance (Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical Contemporary, Modern, Tap), Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Martial Arts / Self Defence, Netball, Performance Fitness, Riding, Rounders, Ski Training, Spin, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Trampolining, Volleyball, Waterpolo, and Yoga.
Our Music and Drama clubs include; Brass Ensemble, Classical Drama, College Choir, Flute Ensembles, Gospel Choir, Guitar, Jazz Band, LAMDA, Lower College Choir, Open Air Shakespeare, Percussion Club, Piano Workshop, RocSoc, Saxophone Ensemble, Sinfonia, String Ensemble, String Serenaders, Symphonic Wind Band, Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Tech, and Vocal Workshop/Ensembles.
Our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths clubs include; Architecture, Armchair Physics, Art Open Studios, Art Therapy, Biology, Biotech, Chemistry, Coding, Cookery, Chess, Engineering Society, Enterprise Project, Entrepreneurship, Ethical Hacking, Facial Reconstruction, Forensic Science, Garment Making, Knitting, Marine Biology, Medical & Ethical, Photography Darkroom, Rat Dissection, StarLab, UKMT Team Maths Challenge, and Upcycling.
Our Humanities and Language clubs include; Amnesty International, Book Club, Chinese Culture Debate, Debating Society (Juniors), Discuss for Change, Environmental Society, Fairtrade Society, Feminism Society, Forum 42, French Debating, General Knowledge, History, History of Art, International Society, Interview Skills Club, Journalism, Law Society, Life Skills, Model UN, Philosophy Society, Plastic Pollution Project, Politics, Psychology, Public Speaking, Sign Language, and SocAnth.