Clubs

Clubs

We run a range of clubs throughout the year for students.  Some of these are purely for fun such as the Warhammer Club and Chess Club.   We also offer a range of enterprise clubs and opportunities.

We also run clubs to help support students’ enjoyment of a subject area and to develop new areas of interest within their studies.  These include clubs such as IT Club, and Art Club.

Our clubs include:

Music

Clarinet ensemble, saxophone ensemble, rock ‘jamming’ club, funk and soul band, ceilidh band, keyboard club, school choir, ipad band and the wind band.

Sport

Weekly training for all of our competitive teams (football, rugby and cross country), and a range of opportunities for participating in fitness training, weightlifting, gym work, climbing, dodge ball and a range of inter-form competitions at lunchtimes.

English

We run an Excellence in English programme which involves attending challenging seminars and lectures delivered by our superb staff, as well as visiting University lecturers and students.  This is an excellent opportunity for your son to come and stretch his abilities. Further to this, we have reading clubs which take place weekly and a very successful and popular debate club.  We have enjoyed a number of successful debates with many of our strategic partners in Oxford Debating society, often working with Newcastle High School for Girls and the Royal Grammar School.

Other

Geogberts, chess club, various homework clubs, chatterbox club, history club, art club, art enterprise club, eco club, science club, reading club and IT coding club.

Charities

The school community is extremely generous in its support of a wide range of local, national and international charities.

Much of this support is financial with students engaging in a number of activities to raise funds.  Sponsored sporting events and food-related sales always prove popular with the students and have raised thousands of pounds within the last year alone.

Students regular top the £10,000 per year mark in terms of charitable giving.

As well as fund-raising, students also engage in community service, working with a range of projects and people.  These activities include taking music to residential homes and enterprise work with St Cuthbert’s Care