Please note clubs may be subject to change at short notice and the following list is a guide.
Our Library is open every day for pupils and students to read, undertake homework and study. 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.
Runs from 8.00am until 2.30pm and 3.30pm - 4.00pm with Mrs Leonardi.
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.
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 Club - This club runs during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive
All Years welcome, Wednesday from 3.25pm - 4.15 pm with Miss Holloway in Dali Art Room. A great opportunity to learn new skills and techniques. Come along and join us!
Amnesty International Society running during Terms 1-6 inclusive
Open to 6th Form Monday 12.15pm – 1.10pm with Miss Crosweller in RSC1
Amnesty International is an organisation which aims to campaign for the human rights of individuals and groups around the world. Our Sixth Form society is to raise awareness of selected issues, campaign for them and will include some fundraising events. Anyone is welcome to come along, and this group might be particularly relevant who has an interest in charity work, law, politics, current affairs or ethics
Basketball Runs during Terms 1 -6
Open to all Years, running on different days:
Year 7: Monday 3.30pm - 4.15pm in the Sports Hall
Years 8 & 9: Thursday 1.15pm - 2.15pm in the Sports Hall
Years 10 & 11: Tuesday 1.15pm - 2.15pm in the Sports Hall
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. Please see Mr Roper for further information.
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:
Year 7: Monday Lunchtime 12.30 to 1.10pm in the English Block
Years 8, 9, 10 & 11: Tuesday lunchtime 1.30pm to 2.10pm in the English Block (Ridley)
Combined Cadet Force (CCF) runs during Terms 1 - 6
Open all Years 9 through 13. 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.
Chess Club runs during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive
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, 12 & 13: Thursday lunchtime 12.15pm - 1.15pm in B5
Years 8, 9, 10 and 11: Thursday lunchtime 1.15pm - 2.15pm in B5
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
Code-breaking Club runs during Terms 1 - 6
For All Years. Meeting each Thursday 3:30pm-4.40pm in C3 with Mr Gill.
If you want to learn more about all sorts of ciphers and codes, then come along! We will explore a range of code-breaking techniques and enter the National Cipher Challenge.
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 - 4.30pm in C1. Come along if you would like how to write programmes, or your own games and websites. No experience necessary - all Welcome.
Debating and Public Speaking - 'Beechen Orators' runs during Terms 1 - 6 for Years 8 - 11 /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 lunchtime club Wednesday 1.15pm to 2.15pm in Lincoln Room- English Block. Please see Mr West or Mr Newell for further information.
Years 12 and 13 are welcome to take part in this lunchtime club (Terms 12.15pm to 1.10pm) on Mondays in the English Block. Room will be confirmed by 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/Mr Brewer and Mr Brewer for further information regarding training for this.
Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh Training - Bronze: Launch March 2016, Expedition May 2016
Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Training - Silver: 2015 Expedition Friday 25th – Sunday 27th September 2015.
Years 11, 12 & 13 Duke of Edinburgh Training - Gold: Expedition – July 2016
French Film Club runs Terms 1 – 6 inclusive
Open to pupils in Years 10 and 11 on Friday Lunchtimes 1.15pm 2.15pm with Mrs Merrett in L3. Pupils will have the opportunity to watch a French film with English subtitles so as to improve their knowledge of both French culture and the language and the arts as well as improve their pronunciation.
Radio Controlled 4x4 Club run Terms 1- 6
Open to All Years. Meet with Ms Isaac in T2 on Wednesday after school (3.30pm to 4.30pm)
4X4 in schools is a national event we enter each year where we compete against other schools to design and build a R/C car to drive around an assault course. The team will find sponsors, create a brand, document progress, design using CAD, 3D print parts, write a portfolio, and a 10 min presentation to be judged by Jaguar Land Rover.
Football training runs during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive
Year 9 Wednesdays after school on 3G
Year 10 Thursday lunchtimes on Astro
All keen footballers are welcome. Training will effectively do some pre-season training, before pupils play fixtures.
Hockey Terms 1 – 4 inclusive
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. Please see Mr Norton for further details during the terms.
Journalism Club runs during Terms 1 - 6
Each Wednesday lunchtime, from 1.15pm - 2.10pm in English Block. 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. Have a look at the work our journalists have done by visiting BBN on the website. Please see Mrs James for further information.
Judo is a fee paying club for pupils in Years 7, 8 & 9 during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive
Please sign up for this activity via ParentPay. An external coach will take this club for pupils in Years 7, 8 & 9 on Monday afternoons 3.30pm - 4.30pm in the Gym. If interested please see Mr Macdonald.
Maths Help sessions for 6th Form students
All students requiring help or support with Maths are invited to join Mr Gill in M4 on Wednesday after school from 3.30pm - 4.30pm.
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 the Spring.
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 Tuesday 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 Tuesday lunchtimes 1.15pm 1.45pm 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.
Saxophone Group during Terms 1-6
Open to All Years. More details to follow.
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 runs during Terms 1 - 4
This takes place on the Tennis Courts for Sixth Form students with Mrs de Glanville, Ms Milland and Mrs Merrett. Further details will be given during these terms.
Philosophy Film Club runs during Terms 1 - 6
Philosophy Film Club is in its fourth successful year. It is a club for any pupil in Year 9 to 11 to come along and watch films with a philosophical theme. There is discussion of the philosophical dimensions to the films we watch, but ultimately it is a chance to expand your knowledge of intriguing and sometimes challenging films. Bring lunch with you. Wednesdays 1.20pm to 2.05pm with Miss Crosweller
Philosophy Club runs during Terms 1 - 2
Year 7 Philosophy Club is open to all Year 7 pupils who have an interest in exploring some of life’s big questions. The club’s topics for discussion will be determined by the pupils who attend, and can cover a wide range of areas. Mondays 3.30pm to 4.30pm with Miss Netto.
Pistol and Rifle Air Gun Club runs during Terms 1 - 6
Pupils will be invited by the Headmaster to partake in this activity. The sessions run on a Monday and Wednesday 3.30pm - 5.00pm in the Headmaster's Study. Year 7 pupils who have expressed an interest in shooting are invited to two specified ‘slots’ in the Autumn Terms. Pupils are introduced to pistols and rifles (.22 and .177)
Photography Club runs during Terms 1-6
This club is open to all year groups for fun. Mondays after School in Art –Klimt with Mr Murphy. Pupils will need their own cameras, but anything will do from a phone camera to full DSLR if they have one. Pupils will learn about taking pictures and using Photoshop to enhance them. There is an opportunity to learn how to produce a picture using traditional darkroom techniques as well, but as this process can be costly, pupils would be asked to make a small contribution if they wish to try this.
Reading Groups runs during Terms 1 - 6
Year 7 Reading Group is for anyone who enjoys reading and sharing books. During terms 5 & 6 we will be reading the books shortlisted for the Carnegie Book Award.
Year 7: Monday lunchtimes from 12.30pm - 1.00pm in the Library with Mrs Salmon. For anyone who enjoys reading and sharing books. See you there! During terms 5 & 6 we will be reading the books shortlisted for the Carnegie Book Award.
Years 8, 9, 10, 11: Friday after school from 3.30pm - 4.00pm in the Library with Mrs Salmon, Pupils in Year 8 upwards who enjoy reading and sharing books are invited to join us to read the books shortlisted for the Carnegie Book Award during Terms 5 & 6 and prepare for the Battle of the Books Competition during Terms 5 & 6 and prepare for the Battle of the Books Competition.
Rocket Club runs during Term 6
Pupils in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 are invited to join Mr Seal. Details of this activity will be given during this term.
This is an opportunity for all pupils to study, design, build and launch model rockets. Some will also have the opportunity to represent Beechen Cliff in the National Rocketry Challenge.
Roman Society runs during Term 1-6
Open to those who undertook the introductory course in Year 7. We will be studying a combination of Ancient History and Latin. Meeting with Mr Crow in the English Block on Friday lunchtimes.
Rugby training for Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 runs during Terms 1 - 2
Everyone is welcome to join, different details for different Year groups. We look forward to seeing you there! Details will be given during these Terms.
Senior Rugby training for Years 11, 12 & 13 runs during Terms 1and 2
Vital training sessions for members of the 1st and 2nd XV squads. Technical and tactical preparation for the busy season. Further details will be given during these Terms.
Rugby 'Early Bird' Rugby Skills Programme. This is a fee paying activity which 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
Details will be given during these terms.
Spanish Club runs during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive
All interested Y8 and 9 are bienvenidos to join the Spanish Club to learn Spanish and cultural facts in an informal and fun way! We will play cards, watch films and have the opportunity to speak Spanish with other Spanish boys. Os esperamos!
Southwest Shooting Academy - All Years - Fee paying Activity runs during Terms 1 - 6
Year 7: Friday lunchtime 12.20pm - 1.15pm.
Years 8 – 11 Monday lunchtime 12.20-1.15pm
These sessions are 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 £20.00 for one weekly session for the term. Please call Brigitte Yeshim on 07752365215 for further information.
All Years are welcome to take part on Monday evenings 6.00pm - 8.00pm at the Shooting Range with Brigitte Yeshim on 07752365215.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 10 weeks.
tt-tennis Fee Paying club runs during Terms 1 & 2
Details will be given during the term. Please see Mr Markall or the School Website (http://www.beechencliff.org.uk/bcs-tennis-programme.html) 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. Inviting members new and old - we have plenty of miniatures and scenery, so do try and come along. Everyone welcome!
Weight Training Club runs during Terms 1 - 6 inclusive
Years 10 and 11 are invited by Mr Hawkins to come to the Fitness Suite. We will be using the treadmill, rowing machine and weights to help improve your fitness.
Year 10 – Tuesday and Thursdays After School - 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Year 11 – Monday and Wednesday After School - 3.30pm to 4.30pm