We firmly believe that extra-curricular activities help to enrich the experiences of young people in school; providing the opportunities to learn new things, practise skills and develop interests that can last a lifetime. We have over fifty clubs and activities which run mainly at lunch times or after school, with some clubs also running before school.

 There is a wide and varied sports programme offering opportunities to represent school sports teams for each year group, but there are also sports clubs for enjoyment which help to develop skills and confidence along with improving health and fitness.

 Performing Arts form a significant part of the extra-curricular offer at CHHS, students from all year groups have the opportunity to develop their interests and improve their abilities whether dramatic or musical through a range of clubs taking place throughout the year, including performing in showcase events. Beyond sports and performing arts there is a range of clubs on offer from every department in school, creating pathways for students to develop a passion for the subjects that most interest them. All departments also provide opportunities for students to participate in house competitions and activities both within and beyond the curriculum.

Leadership Opportunities

Young people across all seven year groups are given opportunities to develop their leadership skills through extra-curricular participation. This includes:

  • Mentors/Tutors – helping younger students
  • Subject Ambassadors - arranging and publicising events
  • Sports/Dance leaders – organising and running events with local primary schools
  • Sports Officials – officiating school fixtures
  • Peer Coaches – helping peers and delivering workshops
  • Bronze/Gold Duke of Edinburgh – many students from KS4 and KS5 opt to participate in the award
  • House Positions of Responsibility – arranging, publicising and running house competitions

Extra Curricular booklet 2016 - 2017 available as PDF here.

The curriculum during the school day and opportunities offered outside of school hours are wide, varied and support the breadth of learning for students well.

Ofsted December 2014