The Activities programme is open to all students, who can choose from a wide range of cerebral, social and physical activities under the loose banners of ‘head, hand and heart’ to further an existing interest, try something new or give back to the community.

There are three timetabled activity slots, named after key figures in the school’s foundation:

  • Garrett Time (8.25 - 9.25am)
  • Badley Time (1.10 - 2.10pm)
  • Powell Time (7.15 - 8.15pm)

Students have a degree of choice about which slots they use. Activities vary according to the season and student interest, and some are run by members of the Sixth Form.

Examples of activities offered include:

Music

- Choir

- Chamber Choir

- Chamber Orchestra

- Jazz Band

- Music practice

- Music theory

- Studio practice

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Sport and Physical Activity

- Athletics

- Badminton

- Basketball

- Cricket nets

- Circuit training

- Dance

- Football

- Golf range

- Hockey

- Indoor football

- Martial arts

- Mountain biking

- Multigym

- Netball

- Rounders

- Rugby

- Running

- Stage fighting

- Step aerobics

- Swimming

- Tennis

- Yoga

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Creative

- Animation

- Art Movies

- Art Studio

- Bedales Dance Company

- Bookbinding

- Ceramics

- Create your own language

- Creative writing

- Decorative stitching

- Design workshop

- Drama

- Needlework

- Photography

- Pottery

- Rustic furniture making

- Silver jewelry making

- Tapestry

- Textiles

- Wood craft

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Practical

- Blacksmithing

- Bread making

- Cooking

- Gardening

- Spinning and weaving

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Other

- Astronomy

- Biological drawing

- Board games

- Birdwatching

- Brand You

- Bridge Club

- Business lunch

- Chess Club

- Comedy Club

- Country walks

- David Attenborough documentaries

- Debating

- Film Club

- French Club

- Foreign films

- General knowledge quiz

- Global Awareness protests and activism

- Greek

- Harry Potter Appreciation Society

- History films and podcasts

- Japanese Club

- Library

- News round-up

- The Moral Maze

- Politics Society

- Rock painting

- Russian Movie Club

- School community service

- School Council

- Stage crew

- Stargazing

- STEM projects

- Strategy games

- Super Smash Bros on Nintendo Switch

- TED talks

- Wellbeing

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