There are a number of extra-curricular opportunities for students to extend their participation in sport during lunchtime clubs as well as after school training sessions, fixtures and competitions.
Activities on offer include Concert Band, Soul Band, Guitar Group, Youth Theatre, Choir, Dance Club, British Sign Language and Various Modern Foreign Language Sessions.
Our extra-curricular timetable for 2019-20 is currently being finalised. Watch this space.
Our PE department offers students the opportunity to participate in a range of sports and activities both at lunchtimes and after school. These include internal competitions such as football, hockey and tennis tournaments as well as House competitions in all major sports including an annual swimming gala and athletics sports day. The school also enters teams into district, county and national competitions in athletics, cricket, cross country, football, hockey, netball, rugby, tennis and rounders.
The department also runs a number of trips including junior and senior ski trips to Austria and America, as well as a residential outdoor pursuits trip to the Lake District for Year 9 pupils.
Students in key stage 4 and 5 are given the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver and Gold awards .
The school has excellent links with with National Governing bodies, local sports clubs and professional sports organisations including the RFL , RFU and White Rose football academy to provide pathways for elite sports performance, leadership and officiating. Development coaches contribute to curriculum lessons and set up pathways for pupils to extend their participation via local and professional clubs both as performers, officials and coaches.
Our PE department also runs an annual whole school sports day held at the Princess Mary athletics stadium and a swimming gala at Spenborough swimming complex.
Our Music and Drama department offers students the opportunity to participate in a wide range of musical and dramatical events throughout the year. We perform regular ‘showcase’ performance evenings which feature our bands, choirs and drama groups. Our Soul Band have regularly performed at the Marsden Jazz Festival and Music for Youth Festival, as well as at a variety of external concerts in the local community. The schools own Theatre In Education company regularly performs to local junior schools and we have taken part in the National Shakespeare Schools Festival.
We regularly put on a full school musical production which have recently included Return to the Forbidden Planet, Little Shop of Horrors and We Will Rock You. There are also the annual house competitions in both music and drama which provide the opportunity for all students to showcase their talents.
Our Esports Club was initially founded by sixth from students with the help of the DT department to run a house Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament. When interest exceeded expectations, the club branched out with the help of IT to offer more competitive games to students, such as League of Legends.