Clubs & After School Activities – Year 9

Activities and trips outside of the classroom are an important part of our curriculum and we believe these experiences enrich students’ lives and deepen their understanding of subjects.

Here a number of fantastic opportunities on offer for our Year 9 students this year.*


Trip What’s It About
Lego Robotics Annual competition with other schools involving problem solving, teamwork and programming.
Paris/Versailles Homestay French students use language for real purpose, experiencing culture differences, tolerance and understanding of others…and maybe a little trip to Disney too!
GCSE Science Live An exciting opportunity to listen to some of the country’s leading scientists in their field (in 2019 featuring Professor Robert Winston), discussing cutting edge ideas that would allow them to see how science is applied in current research.
Ski Trip Last year’s trip to Italy was a hit.  Fresh air and strenuous exercise are all good for physical, mental health and wellbeing, not to mention a great life experience exploring the world!
Salamanca Trip Spanish students use language for real purpose, experiencing culture differences, tolerance and understanding of others to support their GCSE studies.
Munich Trip For engineering students looking at the world of the manufacturing and engineering sectors and the engineered world.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park Trip For art and photography students to support their GCSE coursework.
France Battlefields Trip The trip links well with both French and History.  It concentrates on the north of France and its links with England and is appropriate in the 500th anniversary year of the Field of the Cloth of Gold.  We also visit sites of importance from WW1 and WW2 such as Atlantic Wall and V1 launch sites in St.Omer.
Top of the Bench Competition A practical competition to support GCSE Chemistry. Our students got to the final at the University of Birmingham last year and came top out of all the schools competing from Yorkshire.
Survive and Save Week

Swimming lifesaving preparatory to NPLQ.


RSC Live Schools Broadcast Watching a Shakespeare performance live broadcast direct into our classrooms.
Tender Healthy Relationships Project Drama students’ preparation for GCSE. Students pass on their learning through a performance to our Year 7 students.
The Matrix Competition Aims to make ICT students aware of cyber security issues and involves them programming/decryption and supports the GCSE syllabus.
Literature Quiz Run by the English department and all revolved around a love for reading.
Allan Gibbons Trip Delivery of workshops and talks to students about reading and creating a love of creative writing.
UKMT Regional and National Finals Chance for Maths high achievers to compete regionally against lots of other schools and finger crossed make it to the national final…which we quite often do!
Activity Department Day Time Location Staff (Lead)
 Art Club (Early lunch) Art Wednesday W2 12:10-12:50 Art Room LBR
Combined Cadet Force (CCF) N/A Tuesday 15:00 – 18:30 Gateways School JAL / SJO / DSW
Creative Classrooms English N/A N/A N/A GHA
Choir (boys and girls) Music Thursday 14.55 Mu1 PJC
String Group Music Tuesday 14.55 Mu1 PJC
Concert Band Music Wednesday 14.55 Mu1 PJC
Robotics Club ICT & Computing Tuesday 14.55 JB4 ELT / JD
Basketball Club PE Monday 14.55 PE OR
Table Tennis Club
PE Monday 14.55 PE OR
Boys Football Club PE Tuesday 14.55 PE JMA / BJS / LDA
Hockey Club PE Wednesday 14.55 PE CSC / LLA / JHD / SWA
Girls Football Club PE Thursday 14.55 PE SBU / WKE
Dance Club PE Thursday 14.55 PE CSC
Boys Rugby Club PE Thursday 14.55 PE BJS / JMA / OR
Cross Country Running Club PE Friday 14.55 PE JMA / CLE
Mandarin Chinese Club MFL Tuesday 14.55 ML5 MLIU
Connect Club Faith Tuesday 12.10 / 13.10 G3 / RE1 Duncan
Netball Club PE Tuesday 14.55 PE CSC / LLA / KHI
School Production Drama Cast to see rehearsal schedule 14.55 DS1 / Hall SKE / KN
Maths Helpdesk for Homework Maths Thursday 14.55 JB2 SLK
F1 in Schools/Vex Robotics Club Engineering Tuesday 14.55 Engineering GDI / GPA

*Please note – this list could be subject to change, please view the Extra-curricular programme for 2023-24 here.