Extracurricular activities

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All About Books

Years 5–6

Read and talk about new and classic children’s books, play book-based games and take part in creative writing games and activities.

Astronomy Club

Years 9–11

Astronomy Club is out of this world. Learn about black holes, the Big Bang, alien life and more. Search for exoplanets, build a comet and model gravitational waves. Get stargazing advice and tips and tricks for beginners and enthusiasts.


Years 5-Upper Sixth

Athletics clubs run throughout Trinity term and students compete in a range of friendly fixtures in addition to entering regional and national competitions.

Attenborough Club

Years 10–11

This club offers a chance to watch some epic documentaries and discuss the topics they raise, such as animal adaptations to their environment and the impact of human activities on ecosystems.


Year 5 - Upper Sixth

Badminton clubs run at lunchtimes for junior and senior squads. Teams compete in local fixtures.

Ballet (grade 2-pointe)

Years 5-9 by grade

This activity is provided by external teachers and is therefore subject to a sufficient take-up rate by students. This activity carries an additional cost.


Years 7 – Upper Sixth

Basketball club is recreational and competitive, with friendly fixtures against local opposition.

Big Band

Any jazz players, Grade 5 level and above

Big Band performs at Christmas, the Jazz Evening and summer Jazz Afternoon, covering a range of traditional and contemporary jazz.

Brass Band

All brass players

Open to all brass players, Brass Band performs at a number of events.

Breath of Fresh Eyre

Years 9–10

Jane Eyre has long been viewed as an essential coming-of-age read. Join us in our search for contemporary titles that could rival Brontë for the top spot.

Bridge Club

All years

Bridge is much more than a card game. The club is for beginners and people who have played before.

British Physics Olympiad: Academic Challenges

Year 10–Upper Sixth

A variety of opportunities to participate in national competitions, including both physics and astronomy, using physics taught in school as well as general scientific knowledge.

British Physics Olympiad: Experimental Competition

Year 10–Upper Sixth

Hands-on experience of how experimental research is carried out – planning and undertaking open-ended experiments and independent research, and communicating findings in the style of an academic paper, all focused on an unusual and novel application of physics.

Camerata String players

Grade 7 level and above (by invitation)

Camerata gives our most advanced string players an opportunity to tackle challenging string repertoire, performing regularly in school concerts.


Years 9–Upper Sixth

Cantores is open to anyone in Year 9 upwards who enjoys singing. They perform a variety of musical styles at a number of different events. They have taken part in tours abroad and featured on several CD recordings, available from the Music Department.

Carnegie Shadowing

Years 7–8

Join us as we read our way through this year’s shortlist for one of the most prestigious awards for books written for children and young people.

Cello and Bass Squad

All years

By invitation, an opportunity for cellists and bassists to work together in this specialist lower strings ensemble.

Chapel Choir

Years 9–Upper Sixth (by audition)

Chapel Choir leads the School in weekly services, termly Eucharists and special occasions such as the service of Nine Lessons and Carols and the confirmation service. The choir also performs in school concerts and the Oxford Music Festival.

Chess and Board Games Club

All years

An opportunity to develop thinking skills and showcase mental tactics and strategy – and have a lot of fun in the process!

Clarinet Ensemble

Clarinettists, Grade 5 level and above

An opportunity for clarinettists of Grade 5 level and above to play together and perform.

Concert Band Wind players

Grade 5 level and above (by audition)

Concert Band is for our most advanced wind and percussion players and performs regularly in school concerts.

Confirmation classes

Years 5-Upper Sixth

For anyone wishing to be baptised or confirmed.

Cooking for University

Sixth Form

This club prepares students for independent life at university and beyond. Learn how to cook a range of healthy and delicious dishes in this friendly after-school club.

CREST Awards

Years 7-10

CREST is run by the British Science Association and is Britain’s largest national award scheme for project work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through CREST students can undertake their own creative project work in an area that interests them.


Years 5 – Upper Sixth

Cricketers have the opportunity to play recreationally and competitively. Teams compete in friendly fixtures and are entered into county, regional and national competitions – indoor and outdoor.


Years 5–Upper Sixth

Running and cross-country prove to be popular both as activities in their own right and as a supplement to fitness training. Students have the opportunity to compete in cross-country fixtures locally, regionally and nationally.


Years 5–Upper Sixth

Students have the opportunity to perform in annual productions and local, regional and national competitions.

Darwinian Society

Sixth Form

Darwinian Society is a club for Sixth Form students interested in exploring biology beyond the A level specification, including biology in the news, scientific research articles and practical work.

Debating Society

Years 7-Upper Sixth

Debating is a dynamic, challenging activity and an invaluable skill to learn whilst giving students an opportunity to discuss topical issues of the day. We also organise joint debate events, dinners and competitions with nearby schools to gain further debating experience.

Developing Artists

Years 9–Upper Sixth

Each term, art scholars and those who we feel have exceptional ability in the subject have the opportunity for an extended period outside the taught curriculum to learn a new skill, work on collaborative projects and use materials not used in class.

Drone Club

Years 9-10

Design and make a drone using Autodesk’s Fusion 360 CAD package and 3D printing, then create a team with an image to race against other teams.

DT Club

Years 7-8

Students have the opportunity to design and make their own project using a variety of materials and techniques.