Clubs and Extracurricular Activities

Not a day goes by at the school without dozens of our children throwing themselves into a fantastic array of clubs and extracurricular activities.

Walk past a classroom on any day of the week – at lunchtime or after school – and you might hear our choir rehearsing, or children enjoying sessions on African drums, recorder or ukulele. Look outside and you might see pupils digging away in Gardening Club, practising Irish dancing, playing netball, or getting ready for a rugby session. And head to our spacious drama suite and dance studios, and you could find anything from Production Club and Dance Club to yoga, debating and karate.

Then there are all the clubs for creative activities such as drawing, knitting and film club; academic subjects such as History, Science and Maths; skills such as puzzle-solving and sign language; and meetings of school bodies such as the Charity Committee and School Council.

It all makes for an extraordinary range of opportunities for our pupils to discover and pursue their talents. And that in turn makes for happy, well-rounded children, who are all the more ready to work hard in their lessons. Many of the clubs also feed into the rich sporting and cultural life of the school, populating our calendar with all sorts of fixtures, competitions, performances and plays.

A full timetable of clubs is published at the beginning of each term, and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To make sure your child doesn’t miss out, you can book places by emailing info@colchesterhighschool.co.uk.

We also offer a stimulating and varied programme of day and residential trips to complement our classroom teaching. It could be the battlefields of Ypres, an outdoor adventure course on the Isle of Wight, a sailing trip at Rockley Point, or a day at the zoo. Whatever it is, it is a source of great excitement for our children, broadening their horizons and enriching their all-round learning experience.