The extracurricular programme open to the pupils is very broad and is a key part of their education. Many activities are organised on-site taking full advantage of the School’s large estate with great benefits also to the outdoor loving boy. Unlike many schools, the timetable is constructed to ensure they are not restricted by it in their choices.
The pupils are expected and encouraged to take part in activities and to develop as broad a range of interests as possible. They discover passions and enthusiasms which benefit all aspects of their lives including their performance in class. They learn to socialise and become independent. Their sense of wonder and enquiry is stimulated and their enthusiasm and confidence in having a go at new things is fostered.
The pupils can play golf, learn clay pigeon and rifle shooting and enjoy camping, bush-craft, fencing, judo, trout fishing and riding (including adventures to our farm on Exmoor), model making, dance, building robots and flying drones, table tennis and snooker, photography and mountain biking among others.
Equally importantly, time is also found for the pupils to create their own entertainment. The value of this lies in stimulating their imaginations and encouraging them to invent games, climb trees, build their own dens, socialise together and just have time and space to themselves - sometimes even, just to sit and think.