Co-Curricular Activities

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


Charities Commission

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.