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Co-Curricular Clubs and Societies

At Sheffield Girls', we ensure our students have access to a wide range of co-curricular clubs and activities throughout the year. From sport teams, to music theory sessions, to becoming peer mentors, to learning how to knit, our pupils can select anything they wish whether they're learning from scratch or competing at a national level. 

Learn more about the different areas our co-curricular programme covers below, and read about some of the clubs we offer here.

Sports

At Sheffield Girls', the Physical Education departments in the Infant, Junior and Senior Schools are committed to offering a variety of extra-curricular activities and clubs which are open to all pupils. The programme is broad and balanced, so that all ages and abilities are given the opportunity to participate in a range of physical activities.

We offer co-curricular sporting activities which aim to:

  • complement and extend the curriculum beyond what is covered in timetabled sessions
  • allow all pupils to extend their interests and abilities
  • give our students opportunities for team and individual participation
  • provide leadership opportunities
  • promote health and physical fitness 
  • give opportunities to travel both in the UK and abroad
  • allow students of different ages and abilities to interact

Participating in sport throughout school

As a school, we support local sport and we have a long record of success in the Sheffield Federation for School Sport (SFSS) competitions. Both teams and individuals are given opportunities to compete against other independent schools in the Midlands and the North of England on a regular basis, both in friendly and competitive situations. Girls are able to access these opportunities starting in the Junior School. 

Both as the Infant & Junior School, and the Senior School, Sheffield Girls' compete in many national competitions, and we have achieved many county, regional and national finals titles. The achievements by teams and individuals are celebrated through the School’s ‘star system’, in assemblies, through the awarding of school colours at our annual Prize Giving and other awards ceremonies.

Music, Drama, Dance & Art

Our excellence in creative and performing arts has been recognized by the Artsmark Gold Award and many of our girls go on to careers in Art and Design, Fashion, Music and Performing Arts.

Music

Music is part of our way of life at Sheffield Girls'. We encourage, and provide many opportunities for, our girls to embrace musical opportunities throughout the school.

Individual music lessons are offered to all girls at an additional cost, in instruments including piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, acoustic guitar, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tenor horn, euphonium, French horn, tuba, harp, drums and orchestral percussion. 

Girls can also participate in orchestras, ensembles, choirs, wind bands and string groups. Opportunities for performance range from playing in concerts and whole school events, to participation in local music festivals, to international trips and tours. Our Chamber Choir and Concert Band are frequently booked for performances locally and in Europe.

Dance

Dance is also a very popular activity at Sheffield Girls', with lunchtime movement clubs available for all ages across the school. Our fantastic annual Movement Evening provides a fantastic showcase opportunity for many performers. 

Drama

Drama plays a vibrant and active role in our school. Girls have the opportunity to take part in two whole school performances a year, in both the Infant & Junior School as well as the Senior School. Many of our girls also choose to take additional Speech and Drama lessons with a specialist teacher in preparation for LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) examinations. 

Art

Art is a perfect subject for girls to express themselves and flourish creatively. We have craft and art clubs offered in the Infant & Junior School, and opportunities for our Senior pupils to use our fantastic art studios outside of lessons.

Robotics, Coding & more

Across the year groups, our pupils have the opportunity to learn about robotics and coding and to practise their skills in a professional and practical setting. Creative solutions, lateral thinking and problem solving are all vital skills to better equip our girls for the future.

In our Infant and Junior School, our girls get to participate in coding clubs, robotics competitions at local, regional and national levels, and be supported by knowledgeable teachers. 

In the Senior School, pupils can choose to research and write articles about technology and digital progress, compete in national robotics competitions and be mentored by older pupils, and try other STEM competitions. They can also become a Digital Leader, a student representative who advocates for the use and development of technology within the school.

Enterprise

Our enterprise and business programmes develop students' problem-solving skills, teamwork, creativity and leadership skills to tackle realistic challenges.

Activities such as a Stock Exchange Simulation Day, a Marketing Challenge Competition and the Coca-Cola Challenge for Year 10 Business and Economics students are all part of the annual schedule of competitions the school participates in. Our pupils have the chance to participate in external competitions like the ICAEW BASE accounting and business challenge. Year 9 students have the opportunity to take part in the BiG Challenge which is a Sheffield-based enterprise competition.  Students start up their own business with the aim of maximising their profits.  Business prefects from the Sixth Form and previous competition participants support the teams along with staff and external experts.

Sheffield Girls' pupils are often complimented for both their innovation skills and for their professionalism. House activities are fast-paced and encourage students' problem-solving skills, teamwork, creativity and leadership skills.

Social Awareness

We encourage our girls to become active and thoughtful citizens of our community, ready for their future in an ever-changing world. Through clubs and societies that focus on social awareness and justice, our pupils have the opportunity to learn more about the society that they're a part of. 

Debating Club is an excellent opportunity to not only engage with social issues and current affairs, but to learn how to formulate and articulate a well-researched opinion. Girls of all ages can try debating, from taster sessions to competing across the country. Pupils can join Forum, a society that takes pertinent articles or academic pieces and provides a space to discuss and dissect what they've learnt. The Social Justice Society lets our girls bring causes or campaigns from the real world. In the Infant & Junior School, girls can participate in clubs like Gardening & Crafts Club which helps instill an appreciation for the environment and sustainability at an early age.

Our girls can also participate in SHINE, a community project with a focus on social mobility through education. SHINE's mission is to support additional educational initiatives which encourage children and young people to raise their achievement levels.Our pupils can support sessions as volunteers, working with younger students at schools across Sheffield.

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