Before School, Lunchtime and after School Clubs and Activities

Please note clubs may be subject to change at short notice and the following list is a guide.

Our Library is open every day from 8.30am until 5.00pm except Fridays, when it closes at 4.30pm for the afternoon. Beechen Cliff Library offers a ‘safe’ place for pupils to study, do their homework, use the internet or simply unwind and read a good book. 

All pupils are encouraged to take an active part in sport and outdoor activities. We regularly compete with other schools in a wide range of sports. There are music and drama events and frequent trips both home and abroad.

Breakfast:
Open every morning for all pupils and students in the Dining Hall, from 8.00am to 8.25am. Serving delicious, nutritious meals including full English breakfast, bacon sandwiches, baguettes, bagels and drinks. Why not come and join us?

Art Clubs:

Art Club - This club runs during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive. All Years welcome, Wednesday from 3.25pm - 4.15pm with Miss Holloway in Dali Art Room. Come along and join us!

GCSE Art Club 'catch up' - This club runs during Terms 1 and 2. Open to pupils in Years 10 and 11. Details will be given during the terms.

Badminton runs during Terms 1 - 4:
Years 10 and 11, all abilities welcome to join Mr Shaw. See you there! Days and times for this activity will be confirmed during the terms.

Basketball runs during Terms 1 - 4:
Open to all years, running on different days and at different times after school. Team players and non-team players are welcome to come.  This is a great opportunity to learn the basic skills.  Sessions will be organised with drills and skills and competitive matches will be arranged. Days and times for this activity will be confirmed during the terms.

Board Games Club runs during Terms 1 - 6:
These puzzles support the development and co-ordination of a wealth of skills, such as lateral thinking, numeracy and literacy, spatial awareness, visual perception, fine motor skills, problem solving and much more. Year groups below are invited to join Mrs Leonardi in the English Block on:

Year 7: Wednesday lunchtime 12.30pm - 1.10pm in the English Block

Years 8 and 9: Tuesday lunchtime 1.20pm to 2.10pm in the English Block

Combined Cadet Force (CCF) runs during Terms 1 - 6:
Open to Years 9 - 13, running Wednesday after school at King Edwards School from 4.00pm - 6.00pm. The CCF is a youth organisation which aims to teach practical skills such as map and compass reading, adventure training, military and survival skills and first aid. It also offers opportunities to develop valuable life qualities such as leadership, resourcefulness, self-reliance and endurance. Please see Mr Matheson for further details.

Computer Programming Club runs during Terms 1 - 6:
Pupils and students in all years are invited to join Mr Reeves and Mr Gill on Friday afternoons from 3.30pm - 4.45pm in C1. Come along if you would like to hone your Python Skills or if you are just keen to learn a bit!

Chess Club runs during Terms 1 - 6:
All levels welcome, please come along for a game, to watch or pick up tips. Years groups listed below are invited to join Mr Anstey:

Year 7: Monday lunchtime 12.15pm - 1.15pm in B5

Years 8, 9, 10 and 11: Monday lunchtime 1.15pm - 2.15pm in B5

Christian Union runs during Terms 1 - 6:
Pupils in Years 7, 12 and 13 meet in Y1 on Friday lunchtime 12.15pm - 1.15pm. Youth workers from St Luke's invite pupils and students to join them.

Climbing Wall Club runs during Terms 1 - 6:
Everyone is welcome. We meet on Tuesday after school by the climbing wall at 3.30pm to 5.00pm. Climbing club novices or experienced climbers are welcome, equipment provided, but bring loose fitting jogging pants or trousers (not jeans), T-shirts, jumper and trainers. We use the wall, and when possible go further afield and climb or abseil outdoors.  A fee of £20.00 will be charged for the upkeep of equipment. Please see Mr Murphy for further information.

Codebreaking Club runs during Terms 1 - 2:
If you want to learn more about all sorts of ciphers and codes, then come along!  Meeting once a week, we will explore a range of codebreakig techniques and enter the National Cipher Challenge.  Pease see Mr Gill for further information. All Years are welcome!

Cricket runs during Terms 5 - 6:
Different sessions runs for different Year groups, listed below:

Year 7: Wednesday 3.25pm - 4.45pm in the Sports Hall with Mr Davies

Year 8: Monday 3.25pm - 4.45pm in the Sports Hall with Mr Quintin

Year 9: Monday 1.15pm - 2.10pm on the Astro Turf with Mr Macdonald

Year 10: Tuesday 3.25pm - 5.00pm in the Sports Hall/Fields with Mr Turner

Years 11, 12 and 13: Tuesday 3.25pm - 5.00pm in the Sports Hall with Mr Wilmot and Mr Turner

Debating and Public Speaking - 'Beechen Orators' runs during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive for Years 8 - 11 and Terms 1 - 4 for Sixth Form Students:
A diverse range of subjects are debated in what is a lively and sociable society. All will develop the ability to talk knowledgably about issues they feel strongly about and learn how to argue in a persuasive and cogent style.  The society aims to compete strongly in external competitions, where pupils and students will get the opportunity to impress speakers from other schools with their rhetorical prowess! Please see below for sessions running for different Year groups.

Years 8 - 11 are welcome to take part in this lunchtime club, 1.15pm to 2.15pm on Mondays in Lincoln Room- English Block. Please see Mr West and Mr Saunders for further information.

Years 12 and 13 are welcome to take part in this lunchtime club, 12.15pm to 1.10pm on Mondays in Lincoln Room- English Block with Mrs Davis.

Duke of Edinburgh training runs during Terms 1 - 6:
This popular voluntary activity programmes with four sections: a Volunteering, Physical, Skills and a Team Expedition (a Residential for Gold) with activities chosen to suit your individual interests. Everyone in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 welcome. Please see Mr Young, Mrs Denning or Mr Brewer for further information regarding training for this.

4 x 4 in Schools Club runs during Terms 5 and 6:
Open to Years 7, 8 and 9 in T6 with Mr Bartlett on a Tuesday after school from 4.15pm to 5.00pm.
F1 in schools is an internationally recognised competition where pupils are tasked to design and build a gas powered car to a tight list of rules and regulations using CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) equipment. The school won an award for 'Perseverance in the Face of Adversity' last year as the Year 7 team overcame comparatively limited resources and competition from 6th Formers. The pupils spend their time designing a portfolio for presentation at the event along with a 2 minute speech demonstrating their knowledge as well as the design and testing of the car itself.

Food Technology Coursework Sessions will run during Terms 2 - 4 for Years 11, 12 and 13. Days and times will be confirmed during the terms.

Football runs during Terms 1 - 4 inclusive:
All keen footballers are welcome. Training will effectively do some pre-season training, before pupils play fixtures. Runs for different Year groups details will be given during the terms.

Formula 1 in Schools Club runs during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive:
Year 7 pupils are invited to join Mr Bartlett in Technology, Tuesdays 3.25pm to 4.30pm. F1 in Schools is an internationally recognised competition where pupils are tasked to design and build a gas powered car to a tight list of rules and regulations using CAD (computer aided design) and CAM (computer aided manufacture) equipment. The school won an award for 'Perseverance in the Face of Adversity' last year as the Year 7 team overcame comparatively limited resources and competition from 6th Formers. The pupils spend their time designing a portfolio for presentation at the event along with a 2 minute speech demonstrating their knowledge as well as the design and testing of the car itself.

French Films Club runs during Terms 1 - 6:
Mrs Merrett runs this club for pupils and students to watch French films to increase ability to understand French language and increase cultural awareness of France and the Arts. This takes place:

Years 10 and 11: Friday lunchtime 1.15pm - 2.10pm in L3

Years 12 and 13: Thursday lunchtime 12.15pm - 1.15pm in Y7

Hockey Club runs during Terms 2 - 4:
Training for keen hockey players and those looking to take up the sport for the first time. These sessions will help you to improve your hockey ability by combining specific training exercises with competitive gameplay. There will be opportunities for many to represent the school in competitive fixtures. All very welcome. Details will be given during these terms.

Journalism Club runs during Terms 2 - 6:
Each Wednesday lunchtime, from 1.15pm - 2.10pm in English - Lassman, pupils in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 will be writing articles and puzzles, eg: Book of the week, top 10 reads, anagrams and local events.  This will be published in the Wednesday Letter. Please see Mrs James for further information.

Lego Robotics runs during Terms 1 - 4:
Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils are invited to work together to design and build a robot that will complete a range of challenging tasks. The club encourages a cross-curricular approach using Programming and Control, Design and Technology, Mathematics, Research, Presentation Skills, Strategic Thinking and Teamwork to achieve the aims of the challenge. A Regional Competition will be held. Mr Bakker has more information and will give details during the terms.

Musical Activities:

Chamber Choir runs during Terms 1 - 5:
This is open to enthusiastic singers in the Sixth Form of any ability.  The repertoire ranges from sacred music to pop and jazz.  The choir performs at the Presentation Evening, the Christmas Carol Service in Bath Abbey and the annual School Concert. Chamber Choir takes place on Monday at 12.15pm - 1.00pm in the Music Block with Mr Sillem.

Choir - Junior runs during Terms 1 - 6:
Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 are invited to join this group to sing repertoires from pop songs through to musicals every Thursday from 3.15pm - 3.45pm in the Music Block with Miss Brain.

Concert Band runs during Terms 1 - 6 :
This is open to all woodwind, brass and percussion players of any ability throughout the School, on Tuesday afternoons 3.30pm - 4.15pm in the Recital Room with Mr Calvert. The repertoire ranges from original works through to popular arrangements. This is the biggest school ensemble and it is usually the headline act at the School Concert!

Folk Group runs during Terms 1 - 6 :
Mrs Nourse invites all string players, guitarists, accordionists, whistle players etc of any ability in all years to join the Folk Group on Thursday afternoons, 3.30pm - 4.15pm in the Music Block.   This dynamic group is in demand both at school and playing at events in the wider community.

Guitar Ensemble runs during Terms 1 - 6 :
Mr Clark welcomes guitarists of Grade 2 and above from all years to join his guitar ensemble which takes place on Monday at 3.30pm - 4.15pm with Mr Clark in the Music Block to play a wide range of music from 16th Century lute music to rock classics.  The guitar group perform at the carol service in Bath Abbey and also at the School Concert in March.

Year 7 Orchestra runs during Terms 1 - 6:
This ensemble is for Year 7 musicians of any ability from beginning through to advanced.  It is a good opportunity for new pupils to get involved in the musical life of the School.  The repertoire ranges from classical to pop with a focus on improving ensemble skills. This is held on Monday lunchtime 12.15pm - 12.45pm in the Music Block with Mr Calvert.

Percussion Ensemble runs during Terms 1 - 6:
An ensemble for percussionists of any year and ability on Fridays at 3.30pm - 4.15pm in the Music Block with Mr Brian.   This group performs in the annual School Concert.

Rock Choir runs during Terms 3 - 6:
A new ensemble which focuses on a choice of music promoted by the pupils. All pupils and students are invited to join us after school on Monday in the Recital Room from 3.30pm - 4.15pm. Please see Mrs Nourse for further information.

String Ensemble runs during Terms 1 - 6:
This ensemble mainly focuses on classical arrangements but has also performed some more modern music and is open to all string players who are Grade 1 and above.  In recent years, some of our pupils and students have written music for the group to great acclaim.  The group performs at the annual School Concert. The ensemble welcomes all years to play on Wednesday after school 3.30pm - 4.15pm in the Music Block with Mrs Nourse.

Swing Band runs during Terms 1 - 6:
This ensemble is open to all year groups.  There is an informal audition.  Players will be expected to have reached at least Grade 3 standard.  The group regularly performs in assemblies, school concerts and the wider community. Swing Band members meet on Wednesday after school at 3.30pm - 4.15pm in the Music Block with Mr Daniels.

Netball Training runs during Terms 1 - 6:
This takes place on the netball courts for Sixth Form students with Mrs Merrett and Ms Milland, Thursday afternoons from 2.15pm until 3.15pm. Training sessions enable students to develop their netball skills and to practise as a team in preparation for competitive matches. This is an enrichment activity.

Philosophy Film Club runs during Terms 1 - 5:
Miss Crosweller invites pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 to watch some philosophical films and think about the meaning of life, why we are here, what is real and other light lunchtime conversation! Details will be given during the terms.

Photography Club runs during Terms 1 - 6:
This club is open to all year groups for fun.  Pupils will need their own cameras, but anything will work from a phone camera to full DSLR if they have one. Pupils will learn about taking pictures and using Photoshop to enhance them. All years are invited to come and join us on Monday 3.30pm - 4.30pm in Art-Klimt with Mr Murphy.

Pistol and Rifle Air Gun Club runs during Terms 1 - 6:
Mr Davies, Headmaster invites pupils to partake in this activity which takes place in the Headmaster's Study on Monday and Friday 3.45pm - 5.00pm.

Reading Groups runs during Terms 1 - 6:
We will follow the Centurion Book Award in the Autumn term, train for the Battle of the Books and shadow the Carnegie Award in the Spring/Summer terms.  Some of the pupils in the Reading Group also become interested in helping as Library Assistants, so we look at how the Library is organised, and how the systems work.

Year 7: Monday lunchtimes from 12.30pm - 1.00pm in the Library with Mrs Salmon and Mrs Tinkler. For anyone who enjoys reading and sharing books.  See you there! 

Years 8, 9, 10, 11: Friday after school from 3.30pm - 4.00pm in the Library with Mrs Tinkler.

Remote Control Car Club runs during Terms 1 - 6:
All years are welcome to join, Mondays and Tuesdays 3.30pm - 5.00pm in T1 with Mr Johnson and Mr Bartlett. Formula Schools – An opportunity for pupils and students to build and race Radio Controlled cars. They are powered from nitro engines and electric motors. Cars can be assembled from kits, or designed and engineered from scratch, with the chance to compete against other schools at the annual Silverstone Race Day. The nitro powered cars can reach speeds of up to 50mph. Please see Mr Johnson and Mr Bartlett for further information.

Rocketry Club runs during Terms 5 and 6:
Pupils in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 are invited to join Mr Seal in S5 on Thursday afternoons 3.30pm - 4.30pm. Web design, build and fly model rockets in an attempt to qualify for the National Rocketry Challenge. A great opportunity to have fun learning about rocket science!

Rowing Club runs during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive:
Open to Years 10 and 11, Thursday after school 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Minerva Rowing Club with Mr Mason and Mr M Glanville. Rowing and sculling open to all Years 10 and 11.  Open to beginners and experienced rowers.  Coaching given at all levels. Mini bus from/return to School is subject to availability.

Rugby training for Years 7 and 8 runs during Terms 1 - 2:
Everyone is welcome to join. We look forward to seeing you there!

Rugby Training - Year 10 lineouts/lifting will run during Terms 5 and 6:
All Year 10 forwards - preparing for the introduction of lifting in Year 11, please join Mr Turner in the Gym on Friday lunchtimes 1.30pm - 2.15pm.

Rugby Training - Pre season runs during Terms 5 and 6 for Years 10, 11, 12 and 13:
Anyone wanting to maintain their skills and fitness in the off season, in preparation for next year's 1st and 2nd XV's, please join Mr Turner on the 3G, Monday after school from 3.25pm - 4.45pm.

Rugby 'Early Bird' Rugby Skills Programme (Fee Paying Activity) runs during Terms 1 and 2:
A pre-school coaching programme for aspiring rugby players wishing to improve their handling skills, spatial awareness and decision making.  Led by external coach Geraint Lewis.

Shooting Club:
Pupils of all years will be invited by the Headmaster to partake in this activity on a Friday 3.40pm - 5.00pm in his Study.

Southwest Shooting Academy - All Years - Fee paying Activity runs during Terms 1 - 6:

This club is for those who enjoy shooting as a hobby or for fun and for any pupil or student who wishes to start the sport of shooting and 'have a go'. We look forward to seeing you! The fee is £35.00 for one weekly session for the term. Sessions run on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 3.30pm - 5.30pm at the Shooting Range with Major Yeshim and Sergeant Lee. Please see notice boards and ask or telephone Major Yeshim on 07734455494 and Sergeant Lee for further details of Introduction and safety courses and SW Shooting Academy Weekend Workshops.

Southwest Shooting Academy - Saturday Club -All Years - Fee paying Activity runs during Terms 1 - 6:
This session runs from 10.00am - 12.00 noon each Saturday. The fee is £5.00 per session. Please telephone Major Yeshim on 07734455494 for further information.

Table Tennis Club runs during Terms 1 - 4:
For those who are interested in learning or improving their game, tactics, umpiring and techniques for better play. All pupils will have the chance to take the English Table Tennis Association’s ‘Junior Umpire Award’.  The Sport leaders UK Awards (formally CSLA), Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Young Officials Award and TT Networker – Table Tennis Youth Leadership Award. Please see Mr Montano for further information.

Tennis Club Terms 5 - 6:
A good chance to practice your tennis skills and prepare for fixtures. All are welcome and team players are expected to attend.
Year 7/8 Tuesday 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Year 9/10 Thursday 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Year 12/13 Thursday 2.00pm - 3.30pm

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Ten Tors runs during Terms 3 - 5:
Years 10, 11, 12 and 13. The Ten Tors Competition is an annual event that takes place on Dartmoor during mid-May.
Teams of six are required to complete a journey of 35 (Bronze), 45 (Silver) or 55 (Gold) miles, carrying full kit, including overnight camping equipment during a 34-hour period. This is a very demanding challenge which begins with classroom training in Autumn, initial day walks in January culminating in hard core walking over several weekends from February. Please see Mr Brewer and Mr Stewart for details.

Warhammer runs during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive:
All years are invited to join Mr Saunders on Tuesday afternoons 3.30pm to 5.00pm in Eaves - English Block. Everyone welcome!

Weight Training Club runs during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive:
Years 10 and 11 are invited to come to the Fitness Suite, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1.15pm - 2.00pm with Mr Hawkins to use the treadmill, rowing machine and weights to help improve your fitness.

Strength and Conditioning - Fee Paying Activity runs during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive:
Mr J Campbell invites pupils and students to attend this fee paying activity, held in the Fitness Suite for the following Year groups:

Year 10:
Monday - 3.30pm to 4.30pm in the Fitness Suite
Tuesday - 3.30pm to 4.30pm in the Fitness Suite

Year 11, 12 and 13:
Monday - 1.15pm to 2.10pm
Tuesday - 12.15pm to 2.10pm