Extra-curricular

There are over 100 extra-curricular clubs and societies at Clifton High School ranging from young contrarians, astronomy and animation to fencing, swimming and taekwondo. The clubs are split into three categories to ensure that pupils are developing into holistic individuals. The categories are:

  • Skills Development

  • Academic Progress

  • Individual Brilliance

We actively encourage children to partake in an activity from each area to ensure a range of skills are being developed. Pupils are encouraged to pursue their interests and follow their passions by taking up the many extra-curricular activities on offer. Our extra-curricular programme is fundamental to life at Clifton High School as we firmly believe this enriches and broadens the educational opportunities open to our boys and girls. Clubs and societies are open to children from Years 1-13 and take place before, during and after School.

We have unique partnerships with sporting associations such as Bristol Rugby, the Lawn Tennis Association, the University of Bristol and Bristol Henleaze Swimming Club. The programmes that they run within the School provide our pupils with elite coaching and player pathways in to participation up to international standard, drawing links with our growing Talented in Sport programme. This cannot be found in any other School within Bristol.

As pupils move up through the School they are encouraged to take a more active role in initiating and leading clubs and societies; allowing them to develop their own interests while providing an opportunity for leading others. For more information on our current clubs, please click on the link below:

In addition to our clubs and societies we run a number of enrichment programmes. Children in Years 3-6 follow an enrichment programme which comprises of a series of interesting  topics, from outside the curriculum, which are brought to life through educational trips and visitors to school. For our older pupils two further programmes have been developed to provide the pupils with a broader range of skills and a greater appreciation of the world of work and the opportunities available to them. Year 10 and 11 pupils follow our 'Life Skills and Competencies' programme while those in the Sixth Form follow our 'Futures and Skills' programme. Both programmes provide current information relevant to each age group.

Alongside these activities we also have an ongoing timetable of educational trips and visits both at home and overseas; our youngest children in the Nursery School and Reception visit nearby Worcester Terrace Gardens while Junior Children visit the Living Rainforect and Sevington Victorian School. Older pupils benefit from language trips to Germany and Spain, ski trips to The USA, sports tours to Barbados, Classics tours to Italy and theatre and art trips to London. In addition pupils can take part in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Bronze and Gold), World Challenge to distant destinations such as Namibia or Costa Rica, and a variety of outdoor pursuits initiatives.  

There is always plenty going on at Clifton High School.