We believe that clubs and activities taking place outside the classroom and after school hours are an important part of the life of the school. Not only do they enrich the education we provide, they help our young people to develop their own personal qualities and strengths and use their initiative.
Netball, Rugby, Dance, Gymnastics, Badminton, Football, Table-Tennis, Tennis, Rounder’s, Athletics, Cricket, Softball, Volleyball, Trampoline, Health and Fitness and Basketball.
Windband, Ukulele, Choir, Stringalong clubs, School Production
Yearly school productions and the series of PRO shows which showcase talent.
Business & Enterprise
Business Help club
Art & Design
Open house for all years, Photography, Graphics clubs.
Creative writing, Debating, Reading, Poetry clubs
Revision Year 11 sessions
Chess & Strategy Games, Puzzle clubs
Help and homework club, extra revision sessions.
Weekly GCSE support, GCSE One to one support when necessary, Study support Year 7 – 9.
Weekly GCSE support , One to one support when necessary.
War Hammer Gaming, Knitting & Crafting clubs
Help & advice club.
French revision classes and conversation club Year 11.
German, Languages Film clubs
The Library is open all day and students can use the library at break, lunch time and for an hour each evening after school. There is homework club.
Help and revision clubs KS4
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) Club, Help & Revision clubs
Geography( key stage 3 & 4) , History and RP field visits, Theatre, French Study visit to La Rochelle (year 8), Arthog (year 9), Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (years 10 and 11), Key Stage 4 Languages trip to Paris also a Spanish Study Visit to Barcelona. Geography visit to Italy. Business Studies Year 10 visit to New York. Ski Trip (Years 9 - 11).
Fund Raising - through the form and other organised events.
Competitions - Sport, Quiz, annual PRO productions, Learning Credits and Commendations for good work.
Students are voted onto the School Parliament which meets regularly with the Head Boy and Girl to discuss a wide range of issues. Each form also elects Charity Reps who work with the relevant head of House to oversee their fundraising events
Charity monitors, Year Council representatives.
The achievement of students within lessons is recognised by House Learning Awards. All House Learning Awards are communicated to Parents via Email and contribute towards the End of Year Subject Awards. Parents and students are invited to celebrate both these and other achievements during the annual Awards Evenings. In addition the Principal’s Award is awarded to students who have displayed exceptional commitment to the school ethos and students who have shown exceptional commitment to their House over a period of at least a year can be awarded House Colours.
Trophies for outstanding contribution to all areas of the curriculum are presented annually to students in Key Stage 3 and 4.
Activities and Visits
A wide range of activities and visits take place each year. The purpose is to build links with the community through extending learning opportunities and the personal and social education of the students.
Residential visits were made to Beziers in France (Year 10 exchange), Paris (Year 10), Italy (Year 10), La Rochelle in France (Year 8 study visit), Arthog in Wales (Year 9 outdoor pursuits), High Adventure North Yorkshire ( Year 10 PE) and PGL, Baschurch (Year 7). In addition expeditions were organised for Year 10 and 11 participants in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and some senior students spent 5 days with the army on their “Look at Life” scheme.
Visits out of school during the day or evening have been made to various businesses such as British Telecom, Peakes Travel, Shrewsbury Town Football Club, The Sports Village, Lord Hill Hotel, Cinema, Bowling Alley, Quarry Fitness Centre, Salop Leisure, Lion Hotel, Welti Health Club, and Alton Towers, Chester Zoo, Shrewsbury Library and AMF Bowling. Visits have also been organized to University Workshops, theatres, Liverpool Art Galleries, Cosford, Enginuity, Think Tank, Temples and Mosques, The Long Mynd, Telford, Radbrook College, Harper Adams University College and Shrewsbury School. Students were also involved in the West Midland Show.
Visitors to the school have included the RAF, Navy, Shrewsbury College of Art and Technology, a Storyteller and Poet, Barnardo's and representatives of Shrewsbury College of Art & Technology, Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, Wolverhampton University.
The following businesses & Organisations have visited the school:
Insurance cover is provided by the County Council to protect students should they suffer injury, damage or loss through negligent acts by staff or others engaged on County Council business. The school has also taken out a policy for personal accident cover for all visits, the cost of which is included in the overall cost of the visit. Details of this cover can be obtained from the school. Supervision for visits and activities is provided by use of school teaching and support staff, parent helpers and other adults and will be determined for each visit by what the children are doing, where they are going and how they are getting there. Whatever other help is used at least one member of the school's teaching staff will be involved and will be in charge. Supervision will also comply with any health and safety standards. Students will not be allowed to participate in a visit or activity if they are considered ‘a danger to themselves or others’.