All students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of clubs and societies including sports, drama, chess, computing, orchestra, choir, debating, public speaking, Young Enterprise and a whole variety of subject-based clubs and activities.
The College fields a large number of teams in a range of sports both after school and on Saturday mornings. Students participate in regular international and domestic sports tours including ski trips, Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Year 7 Lake District Activity Week. There are many educational visits of an academic, cultural and leisure interest, which includes regular foreign language visits and exchanges to France and Spain, international History, Geography, Physics and Classics Tours, as well as day visits for all curriculum areas within the UK, ranging from Science and Maths to Theatre and English days. There are many clubs and societies for the boys to join including Chess Club, Computer Club, Drama Club, Linguistics, Maths Olympiad, Numbercrunch, Photography, Rubik’s Cube Club and STEM Club.
Each year the students of the College devise unique and creative ways of raising money for charitable causes. These range from cake sales, sponsored walks and cycle rides along with raffles and many other innovative fundraising schemes. All students are encouraged to participate in such efforts to raise money for charity, either as part of their form, individual or small group endeavours. The beneficiaries of the funds raised through recent events include CAFOD, the Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust, the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Royal Marsden Hospital, Step by Step, Samantha Dixon Brain Tumour Trust, Sean Devereux Children’s Fund, and Share the Light (our own College project) as well as many other local, national and international charities.
The commitment and willingness of students to organise and participate in such activities plays an integral role in the life of the College.