Extra-curricular Activities

Activities are open to all students giving them the opportunity to develop skills learned in lessons and allowing them to continue in areas that they particularly enjoy in both competitive and non-competitive ways. Many activities take place during the lunch break. The majority are run from 3 pm Monday to Friday with competitions both mid-week and at weekends. These include:

  • Dance
  • cheerleading
  • gymnastics
  • volleyball
  • rugby
  • trampolining
  • softball
  • table tennis
  • badminton
  • football (male and female)
  • netball
  • basketball
  • cross-country running
  • athletics
  • rounders
  • tennis
  • the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme
  • skiing
  • IT club
  • languages club
  • art club
  • reading club
  • chess club

Year 7 students also have the opportunity to experience residential visits. In the autumn term, a large party visit the Menai centre in Anglesey where they take part in a variety of activities including drama, art and outdoor activities. We regard this as being a particularly worthwhile experience. In addition, there are many other trips and visits arranged by different departments, both in this country and abroad. There is also the possibility of music tuition in various instruments by visiting teachers.

Links with local sports clubs and other sports specialists

Students have easy access to many sporting clubs in the area. We advertise many open events. Particular links have been made with Chester Volleyball Club and Cheshire Phoenix Basketball Club and Ellesmere Port Rugby Club.

The school invites visiting coaches to take sessions either during curriculum time or at the evening school clubs. These have included the sports of football, tennis, rugby and archery in recent sessions. It is hoped that these links will be continued and increased in the future.