The table below shows activities for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Year Groups


Day and time

Attendance required


Additional Information

Animal Club

1st B2 Wednesday 1.05-1.35, Friday 1.05-1.35  Just turn up Mrs Niven and Mrs Reid Regular commitment preferred

Animation Club

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, L6th, U6th CR2 Woodsmoor Building Thursdays 1.05-1.35  Regular commitment Mr Clarke Learn to make 2 types of animation – stop motion using plasticine/clay/wire and key frame animation using software to create electronic stories

Arkwright Schlarships

5th T1 Autumn term   Mr Young £600 Busary available for materials

Art Club

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th A4  Thursday 4.00-5.00 Just come along  Dr Kampelmann Learn new skills. Can count for D of E 

Art History Club

5th, L6th, U6th A3 Blue Thursday 1.00-1.35 Drop in Mr Davies Designed to be useful to all interested in Art and Design and Architecture

Art/Life Drawing

L6th, U6th A3 Monday 4.00-5.30   Mr Davies Start date to be confirmed. For A Level artists

Book Club Lower School 

1st, 2nd, 3rd Library Wednesday 1.00-1.30 Sign up in the library Mrs Newsome  

Book Club Sixth Form and Staff 

  Library Thursday 17th November at 8.10   Mr Thorley and Ms Pazos The Man in the High Castle’ by Philip K Dick. Just turn up preferably having read the book. Meet once every half term at 8.10

“Cabinet of Curiosity”

5th, L6th, U6th W16 Yellow Wednesdays 1.05 Drop in Mr Thorley and Ms Sutton Cross-curricular club blending elements of archaeology and anthropolgy


1st, 2nd, 3rd T8 Start date to be advised. Wednesday 1.05-1.35     Mr Young, Mr McKinna-Whitby and Mrs Tadman Computer Aided Design

Café Sci

4th, 5th, L6th, U6th Library Tuesday 1.00 Drop in Library staff Talks by internal and external speakers on science topics

Charities Committee

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, L6th, U6th G5 Monday 1.05-1.35 Full commitment Mrs Matthews and Mrs H Crowley Meetings to organise fund raising activities

Chemistry Club

1st C2 Friday 1.00-1.30   Miss Berry Starts 16th Sept

Chemistry CREST Bronze Award  (CREST = Creativity in Science and Technology)

3rd   Wednesday 1.05-1.35 Regular commitment Dr Pitts Involves completing a science project over a couple of terms

Chemistry CREST Silver Award   CREST = Creativity in Science and Technology 

5th   Wednesday 1.00-1.35  Regular commitment Dr Pitts Involves completing a science project over a couple of terms

Chess Club 

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, L6th, U6th M9 Thursday 12 30-1.35 Drop in any time Mr Frankland Beginners welcome too. We also enter team competitions

Chess Coaching

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th, L6th, U6th M9 Thursday 12.30-1.30.  Coaching for individuals and groups Just turn up Mr Frankland Coaching by an external chess coach. For those really committed to improving their knowledge of the game

Christian Group

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th RP1 Yellow Thursday 1.05-1.35 Just turn up Reverend Leaver Games, discussion and drama looking at Christianity

Classics Club

1st  W15 Wednesday 1.05-1.35 Just turn up Mr Urwin  

Computing Club

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, L6th, U6th CR1 Monday 1.05-1.35 Regular commitment Mr Flaherty Develop computing skills

Creative Cuisine

1st T4 Blue Tuesday and Yellow Wednesday  4.00-5.00 until April 2017 Sign up outside T4 each week Miss Hodkinson Will need to collect recipes from Miss Hodkinson in T5

Creative Writing

1st, 2nd, 3rd W9 Thursday 1.05-1.35 Just turn up  Mrs Cross Write on a range of topics.  Opportunity to share with others if desired

Critical Thinking 

L6th, U6th RP2 Tuesday 1.05-1.35 *starting for L6th in February (until TSA test U6th)   Regular commitment Mr Swann Open to all but would particularly benefit those who are considering applying for a university course that requires applicants to sit the Thinking Skills Assessment in November

Debating Middle School

4th, 5th W6 Thursday 1.05-1.35 Regular commitment preferred Mr Byrne Speak or just come along to listen

Debating Sixth Form

L6th, U6th W6 Friday 1.05-1.35 Regular commitment Mr Byrne Speak or just come along to listen

Drama Club

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, L6th, U6th Drama Studio Tuesdays 1.05-1.35 All welcome Mrs Moffatt Regular commitment helpful but not essential

D of E – Bronze

3rd, 4th











Minimum 6 months, usually 12 months   Information at 3rd Year Options Evening and enrolment at 3rd Year Parents’ Evening  

D of E – Silver

4th, 5th Minimum 6 months, usually 12 months   Enrolment direct with Mr Steve  Pownall at the end of 4th Year.  Must be 15 or over to start the Silver or have completed Bronze

D of E – Gold

5th, L6th, U6th Minimum 12 months, usually within 2 years in 6th form   Enrolment direct with Mr Steve  Pownall. Must be 16 or over to start the Gold award. Direct Gold is also possible

D of E Club

4th, 5th, L6th CR1 Tuesdays/Thursdays – all lunchtime Drop in session Mr Steve  Pownall or Mrs Groves Open to all Bronze, Silver and Gold DoE particpants

Engineering Education Scheme

L6th T1 Wednesday 4.00-5.00 Regular attendance Mr McKinna-Whitby Team of 4-5 following selection

Renshaw Engineering Challenge

L6th T1 To be advised   Mr McKinna-Whitby  

Young Engineer for Britain

L6th T1 To be advised   Mr McKinna-Whitby  

English/Psychology Film Club

L6th, U6th   Wednesday 4.00   Mrs Cope and Mr Brown  

Fibonacci Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd M3 Friday 12.30-1.00   Mrs Marshall Drop in for extra Maths help

Green Room Team

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, L6th, U6th Green Room Thursday 1.05-1.35 Regular attendance Mrs Johnson Learn to work backstage for productions- costumes, set, publicity

Knitting Club

1st, 2nd, 3rd T6 Monday 1.05-1.35 Drop in Mrs Vernon, Mrs Tadman For all those interested in learning how to knit or crochet

Library Club

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, L6th, U6th Library Monday and Friday  12.30-1.00  Sign up in the library Ms Pazos/Library Staff Club for library assistants

Library Events

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, L6th, U6th Library As advertised Sign up in the library   Author visits/literary events and competitions

Stage Lighting Club

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, L6th, U6th Main Hall Tuesday 1.05-1.35   Mrs Moffatt, Mrs Johnson or Mr Charlton  

Medical Society

L6th, U6th C3 Monday 1.05-1.35    U6th – Sept to Jan 2017 L6th – Jan – July 2017   Mrs Britton Discuss medical ethics and preparation for university application

Minimus Club

Junior School pupils W13 Wednesday 12.30-1.00 See Miss McAllister if you wish to help at the club Miss McAllister   Senior School Latin pupils help run the club. Opportunity for Junior School pupils to get excited about the language. Use Latin textbook called ‘Minimus’ which is aimed at younger pupils.

Model United Nations (MUN) 

5th, L6th, U6th W17 Monday 4.00-5.00   Mr Brefitt and Mr Browne For more experienced delegates but newcomers also welcome. Should have an interest in world issues. Preparation for conferences

MUN Organising Committee

5th, L6th, U6th RP1 Wednesday 4.00-5.00     Mr Brefitt and Mr Browne  


1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th RP1 Monday 1.05-1.35 Regular attendance Mr Brefitt and Mr Browne Learn debating skills and about world affairs. Preparation for local conferences

Molecular Gastronomy

4th, 5th T5 Starting after October half term Friday 12.30-1.00 Sign up Miss Hodkinson Caviar made of olive oil. Disappearing transparent raviolis. Sound cool? Well these are all examples of Molecular Gastronomy. Molecular Gastronomy blends physics and chemistry to transform the tastes and textures of food. The result? New and innovative dining experiences. In the club you will be  experimenting and making crazy creations such as foams, bubbles, pearls and spaghetti

Lower School Philosophy Club

1st RP2 Yellow Wednesday 1.05-1.35 Regular attendance See Mr Swann  

Political Philosophy

4th, 5th, L6th, U6th RP2 Wednesday 1.05-1.35 Regular commitment See Mr Breffit  

Pythagoras Puzzles

1st, 2nd M3 Thursday 1.00-1.35 Drop in any time Mrs Marshall, Mrs Larkin, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Evans Play games including Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga, Othello as well as a different puzzle activity each week

Raspberry Pi and Robotics Club

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, L6th, U6th LS1 Monday 1.00-1.35   Apply to Rev Leaver Max 8 pupils. Use this mini computer to run electronic circuits, programme Minecraft – enter the Robot Challenge

Extension Reading – Middle School 

3rd, 4th, 5th W1 Thursday 12.30 half termly    Mr Byrne/Mr Sallabank Discuss cult fiction

Extension Reading – Sixth Form

L6th, U6th W4 Monday 1.05-1.35   Mrs Cope  Discuss literature of pupils’ choice

Ready Steady Bake 

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th T4 Mondays 4.00-5.00 Sign up outside T4 each week Mrs Groves Will need to collect recipes from Mrs Groves

Sci-Fi Club

All years M2 Friday 1.05   Dr Hamilton Please see Dr Hamilton for a lunch pass

SGS Historian

L6th, U6th 6th Form Work Room Spring Term See Mr Stone Submit articles to Mr Stone  History magazine produced by pupils and staff

Sketchbook Circle

4th, 5th A1 Monday 4.00-5.00 Workshops and monthly exchange Miss Upton Group work, sharing of ideas and learning new creative processes

Spanish Culture Club

1st, 2nd L4 Wednesday 1.05-1.35 Runs throughout the year Mrs Cole  


1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, L6th, U6th Library Yellow Thursdays 1.00-1.30 See Mr Thorley to volunteer to speak or just attend Mr Thorley Talks by staff, pupils and outside speakers 

Tactical Games Club

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, L6th, U6th M6 Monday 1.00-1.35   Mrs Larkin No experience needed. All equipment and games provided

Target 2.0 Challenge

U6th W11 October and November 2016 Friday 1.00-1.30   Mr Young   Open to U6th Economists. National competition. Presentation on 29 November to Bank of England officials at the Chancellor’s Hotel (part of University of Manchester)

Textiles Club

3rd T6 Starting in March   Mrs Vernon  

Young Enterprise

L6th W11 Thursday 4.00-6.00 October to May Letter of application to Miss Curl then selection Miss Curl Day and time arranged to best suit pupils and external business advisor