Activities

One of the real attractions of the Sixth Form is the opportunity to take part in a broad range of extra-curricular activities, be they sporting, creative, musical, dramatic, cerebral, challenging or just plain fun!  And, if you already have expertise you'd like to share, there are lots of opportunities for you to take on leadership roles in the Sixth Form and lead an activity group of younger girls in either the Junior or the Senior School.

Something for Everyone

We encourage students to try out new things from chess to trampolining, knitting to musical theatre or Chamber Choir to netball. The students develop interpersonal skills, learn how to work well in a team, to lead and to take the initiative – all essential qualities for successful careers. They quickly realise that everyone has something to offer and this helps to build their confidence and self-belief which adds to their success in the classroom.

Excellence in Creative and Performing Arts

Our excellence in creative and performing arts has been recognised by the Artsmark Gold Award and many of our sixth form students go on to careers in Art and Design Fashion, Music and the Performing Arts. In Drama there is the opportunity to take part in two performances a year and in Music, our Chamber Choir and Concert Band are frequently booked for performances locally and in Europe. Dance is also very popular, with lunchtime clubs and a showcase for performers at our annual Movement Evening.

Excellence in Sport

In sport, the Daily Telegraph/School Sport Matters Award for “The Best Independent School in the UK for Sport” formally recognised our outstanding provision for sport both within and outside the curriculum. A huge range of sports is available and there is every opportunity to take part in competitive sport or, if you prefer, to participate just for fun. National and regional success is achieved annually across many sports (netball, hockey, cross-country, rounders, trampolining, badminton, ski-ing and gymnastics).

Adventure and Challenge

Adventure and challenge are always on offer and were recognised by our achieving the Go4it Award – an award given to only a handful of schools in the country and which encourages positive risk-taking, enterprise, initiative and a ‘can do’ attitude.  The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme is also very popular among our Sixth Form students.

Whatever your interests, we encourage you to grasp the opportunities on offer with both hands and to see that there are no limits to what you can achieve at Sheffield High School and beyond.