Extra Curricular


Whilst the main focus of our efforts must be on student’s academic studies, an important feature of our ethos in the Sixth Form is that our students leave us with a broad, diverse and rich experience.

There are opportunities to engage in a range of individual and team sports and to take part in music and drama groups. In addition to this, students can participate in activities as diverse as taking part in a TEFL course, peer mentoring, the Ivy House Leadership programme Sherborne Radio and Eco-club to name but a few.

Every Wednesday afternoon, a wide range of sporting activities are offered both in school and off-site. Team sports include rugby, football, cricket, and hockey and there is the opportunity for students to play badminton, tennis, basketball, and dodgeball! Students can follow these activities for fun, to keep fit and healthy or compete at a higher level. There is also a fully equipped gym.

For those who have creative talents there is a choir, big band and various ensembles. Students are encouraged to take part in traditional music concerts as well as Battle of the Bands. There is the opportunity to be part of our annual whole school drama/musical productions, both on and behind the stage and Sixth Form students provide the creative leads in our nationally successful Dance Live entries. Curriculum work is supported and enriched by visits to theatres and local businesses, geography fieldwork and visits to Europe and beyond. These extra challenges along with everything else on offer, provide the opportunities our students need to develop the transferable skills they will need to succeed in the world beyond school.


We are proud of our wide range of residential and day visits which support study across the range of Sixth Form subjects. Although we have had an enforced hiatus from international trips we are looking forward to re-establishing these trips. Visits include:

· Annual Oxbridge Conference and UCAS Convention

· Bristol Crown Court (Law)

· CERN Laboratory, Switzerland (Physics)

· Boscombe, Studland, Dorchester (Geography)

· Cultural Visits to China, India, Italy, Japan, Rwanda and the United States

· Design Technology Innovations Exhibition, Cardiff

· Ethics Conference (RE)

· Exhibitions (Art and Photography)

· International Annual Music Tour (Germany, France, Holland, Ireland and Austria)

· Local and London Theatre Visits (Drama and Theatre Studies)

· New York (Art and Photography)

· Sutton Trust Residentials

· Taster days at universities

· University of Nottingham, Medlink


Clubs and Societies

No Sixth Form is complete without a broad range and depth of exciting enrichment opportunities to enhance the skills and broaden the horizons of students.  We fully encourage all our students to involve themselves in our Enrichment Programme – as well as giving them the opportunity to further develop an interest or hobby, it will make them an exciting and exceptional candidate for their future outside school. Examples of clubs and societies are:

· Art murals

· Badminton

· Basketball

· Big Band

· Chess

· Choir

· Dance

· Debate Club

· Dodgeball

· Drama

· Duke of Edinburgh Award

· Eco-club

· First aid

· Fitness Suite

· Football

· Hockey

· Ivy House Leadership Award

· Mindfulness

· Music

· Netball

· Photography

· Reading in Primary Schools

· Rugby

· Science Club

· Sherborne Radio

· Sign language

· Table Tennis


· Trampolining

· Volleyball

· Work Experience


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