Extra-Curricular Information

"An extensive range of enrichment and extracurricular opportunities are provided. Many pupils benefit from the mix of sporting, academic, musical and creative activities." - Ofsted 2023
Fantastic opportunities outside the curriculum are on offer at TCS as we believe that providing and encouraging these are essential to developing the skills we want to see in our learners: resilience, inquisitive minds, dedication, commitment, team work and a growth mindset to enable them to grow as young people.

Teachers give up time to provide an excellent range of extra-curricular opportunities for our students, including lunchtime and after school clubs, and occasional residential or day trips. In a typical week there can be twenty or more activities on offer including – Art Clubs, Games Clubs, a Poetry Club, STEM Club, Dance Club, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group and a range of sporting and musical activities.

There is also a mind-broadening variety of out-of-school trips linked to the school curriculum, including visits to theatres and places of worship, and field trips in both urban and rural locations. Students may also venture further afield, for example to learn more about history in Berlin or to experience first-hand the legacy of the Belgian battlefields. Some students have in the past visited our partner Secondary School in Mityana, Uganda.

The school enjoys a whole host of Performing Arts activities and events including whole school musical productions, theatre trips, involvement in competitions and festivals as well as a huge range of music ensembles to join.

The school offers an excellent range of sporting activities and we have excellent facilities on site including an all-weather 3G pitch and a fitness gym. Activities can include basketball, aerobics, badminton, cross country, netball, volleyball, gym, Pilates, girls’ and boys’ football and rugby, with athletics, cricket, rounders and tennis in the summer months. There is sport for fun and fitness as well as a range of competitive sports teams who regularly bring home trophies from area and regional competitions.

For students attending extra-curricular activities there is usually no need to sign up or speak to a teacher before the activity, unless the extra-curricular list or sports club list asks for this (for example, if places are limited or if there is any cost involved). Students attending PE extra-curricular activities will need to change into PE kit at the end of the school day and bring appropriate footwear for the activity.

Finally, please be aware that there are no school buses running after the clubs have finished so alternative methods of collection will be required (parent/guardian pick up or public bus, for example).