Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular activities

Sport, music, drama and the creative arts flourish, with regular opportunities for individual and collaborative performance and practice. Click on the links for further details on each. 

 

School Trips

The school is keen to extend the education we offer beyond the classroom, and there are numerous school trips during the course of the academic year, including some that are residential.

All girls in Year 7 take part in a Team Building day within the first half term, giving them a chance to mix and make friends outside of the classroom. Residential trips include an annual ski trip; Year 8 have the opportunity to spend a week in either France or Germany during the summer term and there is a regular exchange with a school in Konstanz for those studying German at GCSE level. Girls may spend a week with French families in the Loire Valley and visits to Spain are organised for A level students; there have been geography visits to Iceland and classical trips to Italy and Greece. History of Art trips have been organised to, for example, Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona. Sixth Form girls may be able to participate in work experience in France and Germany.

There are regular theatre and concert trips to London venues and the school makes good use of London museums and galleries to augment teaching.

Clubs and Societies

We offer a wide range of clubs and societies. Most take place during the long lunch break and, while they may vary from year to year, may include activities as varied as Scrabble, science, robotics, chess, debating, German, geography, classics, a variety of sports, Christian Union and Amnesty International.

Other Activities

There is a flourishing Service Volunteers group which, with Hampton School, organises events for the elderly and for disabled young people; the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is available at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels; Young Enterprise groups operate in the sixth form and girls belong to the Air Force and Army branches of the Hampton School CCF contingent.

Wider Community

Each year the School supports a different charity chosen by pupils. Forms and other groups organise fund-raising activities which raise in the region of £15,000 annually for the school's chosen charity and other organisations. The chosen charity for 2016-2017 is Momentum, who support children with cancer and life-limiting conditions and their families, in Surrey and South West London. For further information about the work of Momentum, please go to: www.moment-um.org/home

 

"The curricular and extra-curricular provision is wide-ranging, demanding, enriching and inspiring."

ISI Report, 2013