We believe strongly in the development of the whole person through many and varied activities encouraging all boys to get involved.
Our unrivalled range of extra-curricular activities includes clubs and Societies that usually meet at lunchtime as some which take place after school or at the weekend. Popular activities include: Biology Club, Chess, Drama Club, Creative Writing Club, Science Club, Squash, Electronics Club, Film Club, Debating, table tennis, Art Club, Philosophy Club, Geology Club, Chemistry Club, History Club, Taekwondo, Poetry Club, Fantasy Gaming Club, STEM Club, Book Cafe, Physics Club, to name but a few!
These are in addition to the many opportunities within Music and Drama, Sport, Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, Sailing, Equestrian Squad and Outdoor pursuits.
Programme of extra-curricular activities
Our thriving and dynamic House System gives boys opportunities to work with those in other year groups, helping to build our friendly and supportive atmosphere. An exciting range of events, including poetry competitions, University Challenge and football competitions, are timetabled throughout the year, enabling pupils to help plan and organise events as well as show off their talents.
Each House has two House Captains and each year group has a House Monitor, adding to the wide range of positions of responsibility available to boys and the opportunities for boys to use their organisational skills. Additionally, each form has a House Rep to work at form level in event organisation.
King’s has had a very successful Equestrian Squad for the last 7 years. Students have trained, competed and enjoyed pleasure rides; with some students competing as part of a school team in eventing, showjumping and dressage as part of the National Schools’ Equestrian Association (NSEA) national inter-school events.
Information on the Equestrian Society
Our flourishing Sailing Club uses a range of boats, suitable for all ages and abilities, and meets throughout the Summer and Autumn term on Saturday mornings at Redesmere.
In addition, boys from Year 10 upwards are able to use Games lessons to hone their sailing skills. A five-day sailing expedition in Scotland each year allows pupils to experience sailing Dart catamarans, Laser Picos and Stratos, as well as enjoying windsurfing and cycling. RYA qualifications may be taken, as well as Power Boat qualifications and Day Skipper. Pupils may also combine sailing interests with their Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions and skills.
Trips and Expeditions
King’s Boys regularly enjoy excursions and field-trips to support and enhance the curriculum and the cost of many of these visits are already paid for within the school fees.
Optional trips and holidays are normally available to both boys and girls and the majority take place at weekends and during school holidays. A list of trips available is produced in September each year. Recent examples include Geography trips to Italy and Sicily, Croatia, Iceland and Norway, Latin trips to Greece, German exchanges, Language trips to Spain and France, Sports Tours to South Africa and Canada, as well as Global Challenge expeditions to India, Namibia, Bolivia and Costa Rica.