In all aspects of school life we aim for pupils to take responsibility for their own progress. Outdoor Pursuits provide unique opportunities for this and we believe that these activities will foster an innate sense of leadership in each of them while giving them a true sense of working as an individual and in teams.

The Outdoor Pursuits Centre provides a focal point for the pupils taking part in highly popular activities such as the Combined Cadet Force and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, as well as a variety of other adventurous pursuits in the UK and abroad.

Other opportunities for outdoor experience include rock climbing trips to the Brecon Beacons, the Charlton Chase night navigation exercise and canoeing and kayaking expeditions.

We are also pleased to support the initiatives of pupils which often involve fundraising for charity. Sixth Form pupils have completed the Three Peaks Challenge, Cross-Solent Swim and an expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro.

New initiatives in response to demand from pupils include Triathlon training as a Year 10 and Sixth Form Games option as well as a club. We like to encourage participation as early as possible and the Middle School activity weekend to the Isle of Wight is particularly popular. This has led us to a start an orienteering club aimed at the younger pupils, whilst pupils in Year 7 and above have the opportunity to participate in the John Muir Award.