Extra-curricular Activities

Extra-curricular activities at Highfield provide opportunities for children to broaden their horizons, discover new interests and find something they truly enjoy.  

We actively encourage children to partake in a wide variety of clubs and activities as we firmly believe it enriches and broadens their educational opportunities. Children develop a broad range of interests and skills which will stay with them for years to come.


Diverse Range of Clubs

We offer a wide range of  Clubs to give our children an opportunity to discover and pursue their passions. There are four categories of clubs on offer:

Academic: such as History, Science and Computing enable children to spend more time on a subject that they enjoy furthering their depth of knowledge and understanding

Skill Development: Bushcraft, Airfix, Chess and Coding develops teamwork, independent thinking and problem solving, all skills that are important for the future

Artistic: such as Pottery, Cookery and Textiles extend the curriculum and allow children to creatively flourish as they d learn new skills

Physical: Sports clubs such as Cricket Nets, Football or Judo enable children to develop higher level skills and practise a sport they love beyond weekly games lessons.

Additional Swimming and Tennis lessons are also available after school through our Activities Department. Visit Swim School & Holiday Activities to find out more.


Specialist Music Teachers

Our Music School is always a hive of activity with most children opting to learn a musical instrument. Children have the choice of no fewer than 12 instruments to learn with specialist Music teachers. Currently children can choose from; cello, guitar, piano, saxophone, clarinet, drums, recorder, oboe, violin, flute, voice and singing. 

Whatever a child's musical ability or style, they will find an opportunity to be inspired, to learn, and to perform and above all to enjoy the many benefits of Music. Extra-curricular Music opportunities include our dynamic concert series. We hold an annual Rock Concert and outdoor festival – ‘Highfest’, weekly informal Cushion Concerts and our formal Spring and Summer Concerts. We have choirs for all ages, including our parents, and a bi-annual choir tour. Not to mention the School Orchestra and multiple ensembles. 

Children can choose to take ABRSM exams and year on year we see a phenomenal number of Merits and Distinctions. Our success is further proven by the multiple Music Scholarships awarded to our children to some of the best senior schools including Bedales, Cranleigh, Kings School Canterbury, Oundle, Seaford and Wellington.  

LAMDA

Many children choose to further their Drama skills by taking LAMDA as an extra subject. We currently have five specialist LAMDA teachers teaching over 100 children proving its popularity. There is no doubting the tremendous amount of confidence and satisfaction the children gain from their additional lessons.The success of our Drama and LAMDA provision can be seen in our outstanding results. For the last few years, all children taking LAMDA exams received all Merits and Distinctions. This is a testament to the quality of our provision, as is the Drama Scholarships awarded to our children to top senior schools such as Cranleigh and Portsmouth Grammar School.

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