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Extra Curricular

We offer a wide range of character-building opportunities designed to provide education in its widest sense.

External visits

Enhancement of the curriculum takes place across the full curriculum with, for example, art visits to London galleries, theatre excursions around the UK, business workshops at major employers such as Coca Cola and Nissan, history visits to sites of special significance and science workshops at local universities. 

Our students enjoy participation in the Shakespeare in Schools festival, debating - for example the Oxford Schools debating competition, the Arts Award, the Salter Chemistry competition, the Maths and Physics Olympiads and working with employers on solving 'real life' industrial problems, to name but a few. Field trips enhance our students' learning, bringing to life the theory covered in the classroom. 

Students enjoy the chance to explore the wider environment, for example through our rolling programme of Geography fieldwork. 


In sport we offer something for everyone and help our students develop healthy lifestyles and a love of sport that will last well beyond school.

Students can also choose from a range of clubs and activities all designed to enrich their educational experience. These include Geogberts, Debating Club, Spanish Club, Youth SVP and Enterprise Club among many others. 

Many of these activities give our students the opportunity to work with young people from other schools; debating with girls from Newcastle High School for Girls, for example. Others can lead to tremendous opportunities, such as our successful F1 Club and Future Engineers Group


Our Reece Building offers students the opportunity to explore an engineering environment. Boys who demonstrate an intrinsic understanding of Mathematics and Science are given the opportunity to become Reece Scholars and ambassadors to work alongside experienced engineers from local companies and universities - these boys are mandated to study Mandarin to maximise employability opportunities in the future - these courses are funded from the Swire Charitable Trust.