If you’ve been at King Edward’s for a few years, you’ll know what we think about the other half of school life that happens after the bell goes. If you haven’t, let us remind you.
We like it. We encourage it. We value it.
These thoughts don’t change as our pupils’ progress through the school; but the opportunities available to you do. By the end of your two Sixth Form years, we’ll send you out into the world of higher education and work and we want you to endeavour on that journey with confidence and experience, excited and prepared to relish even more of life’s opportunities. On that journey, we want you to have a sense of pride in what you have already achieved, knowing that you made the most of your time here.
Clubs & Societies
Pupils can join any number of clubs and societies that are available to them. Below is a selection of some of those clubs…
|Clubs and Societies|
|Amnesty Group||Fitness Room||Music – Senior Choir|
|Architectural Society||Football – Sixth Form||Music – Sinfonia|
|Art Club||French Conversation Club||Music – Symphonic Wind Band|
|Art – Biological Illustration and Anatomy||Geography Society||Music – Symphony Orchestra|
|Art – Character Design Club||Geography Club||Photography Club|
|Art Partnership||German Magazine Club||Polyglots|
|Astronomy Society||Greek Club||Psychology Society|
|Badminton Club||Green Club||Rhythmic Gymnastics Club|
|Basketball Club||Greenpower||Robotics Club|
|Beekeeping||Highfield Philosophy Club||Running Club|
|Byron Society||Historical Society||Sailing Club|
|Cactus Club||History Club – Lower School||Sanskit Club|
|Charities Commission||Hockey – Indoor||Scamp Club|
|Chess Club||Interface||School Council|
|Christian Union||Japanese – Advanced||Science – Crest Award|
|Classical Society||Japanese – Beginners||Science – Exoplanet Club|
|Coding Club||Kayak and Canoe Club||Science – Junior Science Club|
|Computing Society||Lego Club||Scrabble Club|
|Cookery Club||Linguistics Olympiad||Sewing Club|
|Cricket||Literacy Scheme||Spanish Magazine Club|
|Current Affairs||Lunar Society||Springhill Reading Scheme|
|Dance – Ballet||Lower School Mandarin||Springhill Science Club|
|Dance – Elevate Dance Company||Mandarin||Student Robotics|
|Dance – Street Dance||MedSoc||Table Tennis Club (Juniors)|
|Dance – Zumba||Mindfulness||Table Tennis Coaching|
|Debating & Public Speaking Society||Music – Big Band||Technology Club|
|Digital Leaders||Music – Chamber Choir||Trampolining Club|
|Drama – Stage Club||Music – Chamber Orchestra||Ukulele Club|
|Drama – Junior Drama Club||Music – First Year Choir||Wordsworth Science Club|
|Drone Club||Music – Flute Choir||Wordsworth Reading Scheme|
|Economics Society||Music – Glee Club||Wargaming|
|English Society||Music – Grade V Theory||Young Enterprise|
|Fencing Club||Music – Guitar Ensemble|
|First Aid Club||Music – Rock Academy|
The School supports a number of local, national and international charities and community service projects. Fund raising events last year included: the Lower School Disco, Shoe Boxes for Romania Appeal, Christmas and Easter Week stalls, Battle of the Bands, Pancake competitions, a Dodgeball Tournament, a Toy Appeal Fun Run, a Fun Run for Guide Dogs, Staff vs Students Would I lie to you?, Mr and Mrs and various Krispy Kreme sales, raising just under £30,000.
Our pupils can join The Charity Commission which supports national campaigns such as Children in Need Day, Sports Relief and Comic Relief, as well as local charities, for example: Naomi House, New Forest Nightstop, Hamble Lifeboat, Solent Mind and Wessex Cancer Trust. Throughout the year students are always encouraged to put forward new ideas and one such project last year was Doodle Day which raised awareness of diabetes.
Charities supported by the school have included: Walking with the Wounded, Romania Shoe Boxes, Macmillan Cancer, Christian Aid, Downs Syndrome, Children in Need , Cancer Research UK, Make a Wish, Lucy’s Day out, Naomi House, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Trussell Trust Charity, Wessex Heartbeat, Southampton Voluntary Services Charity, Southampton City Mission, Genetic Disorders, SAFA, and Over the Wall. Some of these we regularly support and others are suggested by pupils who have associations.
There are several ongoing Community Service projects in the school which are also supported by fundraising. These include Fairbridge, Hospital visiting, The Shirley Reading Scheme, An annual Summer Camp for young carers and the Goedgedacht Project in South Africa, where £10,000 has been committed to fund a youth worker for the year.