The Extended Day
Between four and five pm on Monday to Thursday the staff put on a range of activities that are available to day and boarding students.
Some of these are designed to provide academic support to students who need a bit of help in organization of their work or getting their ASL (prep) done such as Step-by-Step (a mixture of support and games aimed at improving literacy and numeracy) and GCSE coursework support .
Others are to stretch and support the Gifted and Talented students in the school or to allow students with a particular interest to explore things further.
Art, Chess, Cookery, Craft, Creative Writing, Drama, Enterprise, Film, History, Maths Extension, Science and Technology are all catered for.
Some clubs provide sports coaching at a high level or the chance to participate in sport.
Badminton (we have several county players), Basketball, Cricket (indoor nets and an active program of fixtures), Dance, Hockey, Outdoor Club (Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Climbing and Abseiling), Rugby, Swimming (at a competitive level) and Tennis Coaching.
We also have very active groups doing the Army Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh Award and Ten Tors all of whom spend many weekends away in training
In association with the Confucius Centre at Southampton University and the British Council, we also run complimentary Mandarin Lessons after school which are taught by qualified Mandarin teachers.