A great way of life

Music, Dance and Drama

Everyone has the chance to participate in the choir, orchestra, informal jazz ensembles, use our music technology suite and our purpose designed dance studio, and take part in our superb drama and stage productions. For more detailed information on music please visit the music page.

Cultural inspiration

Regular visits to theatres, art galleries, places of interest, concerts and sporting events are offered throughout term.

Talking shops

From the debating society to the Comedians’ Night, Model United Nations and School Council, there are opportunities for all to make their voice heard.

Charity work

Pupils support charity work across several continents and the UK, both in raising money and actually visiting countries such as Nepal and Namibia to give aid directly. Thousands of pounds are raised each year by pupil action.

The great outdoors

There is a wide range of outdoor pursuits and activities throughout the year, both during term time and in the holidays. In recent years we have organised walking and camping trips in Scotland, North Wales, the Lake District including the Three Peaks Challenge and the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race.

During term time, we also regularly do canoeing, in both pool and open water, orienteering and rock climbing. The School has an outdoor climbing wall which is suitable for both complete novices and more athletic types. 

Dive and ski trips, canoeing, camping and trips include overseas expeditions to the mountains of the Himalayas and the rainforests and coral reefs of Indonesia, offering plenty of scope for broadening horizons.


There are a vast number of trips which take place throughout the year, a majority of which support the studies of the academic departments, as well as some which are great for team building or just having fun. We are also proud to offer many residential trips, both in the UK and abroad. The document below highlights the trips planned for the coming academic year.