You can throw yourself into a huge range of extra-curricular activities at every stage of your school life. We want you to extend your interests and to discover new ones, to encourage teamwork and leadership skills. We challenge you not to find one club to enjoy from those currently on offer at lunchtimes or after school, run by teachers or sixthformers! But if you come with a burning desire to try something new and reasonable, we can probably find someone to share your enthusiasm. In the meantime, Japanese or Greek taster classes, film, debating, dance and drama clubs, amnesty, art, Environment Task Force, Eureka maths, madrigals, music theory, music-making of most kinds, history, politics, the ethical scientist and philosophy clubs, chess, Christian Union, Community Action, crosscountry, waterpolo, indoor rowing, the JAGS climbing wall and sports galore should keep you busy, and (for older girls) the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme! Lucky Years 7 and 8 have additional timetabled activity periods, including modern languages, philosophy, science or computer programming, to name a few examples. Lots of girls choose to take private speech and drama and instrumental music lessons.
The sports fixture list is long and the concert programme is even longer, but there’s still room on the calendar for exhibitions and performances in our theatre.
One of the joys about living in London is that there’s so much on our doorstep, so theatre trips, museum and gallery visits are frequently arranged. We have a wonderful programme of visiting speakers and specialists who enrich the learning experience for all ages.
Experiencing the history and cultures of different countries gives perspective; on a half-term trip Art students came back from New York fired with new knowledge and the netball squads loved training and competing in Barcelona. There are foreign language exchanges with overseas schools and some lucky students will be heading to Japan, others to Russia in 2015. Field trips and expeditions in the UK and abroad (Iceland October 2014) encourage students to see it all for themselves.