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Co-curricular activities are a big deal at OSH!

OSH is proud of its co-curricular programme which rivals that of any independent school. 

Opportunities in sport and music are many and varied, whilst art, pottery, dance, drama, public speaking and chefs’ club complement our programme.  From Year 8, students are invited to join the Combined Cadet Force, and then from Year 9 the majority become involved in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

The co-curriculum is not just about keeping young people active and engaged after lessons, however.  It seeks to impart and induce team work and communication skills, problem solving habits, and it seeks to grow in young people that all important resilience.  The co-curriculum is one of the best places to try new things, to make mistakes in them (and to learn from those mistakes) and to take risks.   


Day Students are welcome to participate in co-curricular activities that fall during the school day, are related to their academic studies, or see them represent the School in sport or music.  The majority of our co-curricular activities take place after the school day, and there to keep our Tailored and Flexi-Boarders active and engaged late into the evening.


The following is just a small sample of the kinds of clubs and societies we have at OSH:
Sport and Outward Bounds Creative Arts Other Clubs and Societies
Athletics Art Club Animation and Stop Motion
Badminton Big Band Book Club
Basketball Chamber Choir Chefs' Club
Climbing Club Concert Orchestra Chess
Combined Cadet Force Craft Club Darts
Cricket (boys' and girls') Dance Film Club
Duke of Edinburgh Drama Interact Charitable Society
Football (boys' and girls') Guitar Ensemble Linguistics Club
Hockey (boys', girls' and mixed) Jazz Band Model UN
Martial Arts Keyboard Ensemble Peer Mentoring Group
Netball Pottery Club Public Speaking
Rubgy (boys' and girls') Samba Band Puzzle Club
Running School Choir STEM Club
Strength and Conditioning Strings Ensemble Tech Club
Table Tennis Woodwind Ensemble  


Further activities take place at weekends

At weekends, Tailored and Flexi-Boarders continue to engage with co-curricular activities.  Sometimes involving off-site trips to participate in a wide array of local and more distant venues, and options which range from Alton Towers to the National Space Centre, or from the Harry Potter Studio tour to shopping and cinema trips.  There’s also on-site activities such as archery and cookery, or pottery and quizzes enable our Boarders to be kept busy at weekends.    


Find your passion in the OSH co-curriculum