Sport and Activities
Students benefit from a regular calendar of activites and sporting opportunities.
Sixth Form Specific
Departments regularly run A Level subject-specific fieldtrips and workshops to expand learning. Recent examples include: biology to the London Zoo, economics to the Bank of England, drama to the Chichester Festival and media studies to the British Film Institute.
Via the critical thinking programme, guest speakers present discussions on a variety of topics with which Sixth Formers are then able to critically evaluate and probe the speaker further.
Every Wednesday during the Autumn and Spring terms, Sixth Form students also take part in further co-curricular activities. These include a variety of sports at School (e.g. karate, badminton and archery), visiting the Xcel gym to play squash or use the fitness equipment, or helping the community at Brooklands by maintaining the environment (e.g. hedge trimming).
Joint with Lower Years
There are more than thirty-five co-curricular clubs available for any pupil from Year 7 to Upper Sixth, providing a huge range of choice along with the opportunity to help younger pupils develop their interests.
Sixth Form students also play an integral role in all major Senior School performances, including the Carol Service, annual theatrical production and musical teas. They also act as Captains of each of the Houses, take part in Duke of Edinburgh and Young Enterprise.
As well as Sixth Form-specific excursions, there are many that are open to all year groups, including Sixth Form students. Recently these have included a week in Iceland, theatre visits, the annual ski trip and Enrichment Week. Every year, the Sixth Form organise the hugely popular Charity Week which runs across the Senior School.
Sixth Form students from both the Upper and Lower Sixth, along with select Year 11 pupils, form the School's senior-most sports teams in rugby, football, lacrosse and netball. They therefore represent the School at its highest sporting level. Fixtures are played on a weekly basis with reports presented in assemblies and results online.
Sixth Form students also enjoy ongoing participation in House sports events. The House Days during the Autumn and Spring terms see them play netball, lacrosse, football and 'Claremont football' (a derivation of gaelic football). In the Summer term they compete in the athletics sports day. Other House sports include tug of war and orienteering competitions.
All Senior co-curricular sporting clubs (of which there are twenty-five plus) are available to students in the Sixth Form giving additional opportunities to engage with a range of disciplines. Some are also offered as Sixth Form only, such as karate.