Co-Curriculum

What many schools term ‘extra-curricular activities’, is known as the Co-Curriculum at New Hall.  This is an intrinsic and valued part of what we do educationally.  We are committed to providing a first class education and our extended day and week enables us to offer exciting co-curricular opportunities to our students at lunchtimes, after school and on Saturdays. Our co-curricular programme is designed to provide the breadth to the New Hall education that enables us to develop the well-balanced young men and women of which we can all be rightly proud.  

The extensive co-curricular activities on offer set New Hall Preparatory School apart; from Philosophy and Chess to Mandarin and Creative Writing, there is always something to do.

Creative subjects including Music, Art and Design Technology all form part of the mainstream academic curriculum, and also feature in activities offered outside of normal lessons. We have three choirs, infant, junior and senior, as well as a Preparatory School orchestra.  Our pupils regularly perform at prestigious venues, which include the O2 Arena.

Sports such as rugby, swimming, tennis, netball, hockey and cricket form part of the core curriculum and pupils also have opportunities to pursue an array of activities after school and at weekends. They benefit from the use of state-of-the-art sports facilities, including our 25-metre indoor swimming pool, flood-lit courts and AstroTurf pitch, and national standard running track.

The impact that an active involvement in the co-curricular life of the school can have on academic attainment should not be underestimated. Many of the skills developed through co-curricular activities are directly transferable to the academic arena. These include problem-solving, working as a team and performing under pressure in front of an audience. The necessary self-discipline and commitment to practice that are fundamental to success in these areas are also mirrored in the classroom. 

It is often said that success breeds success. Achieving high standards within an area of New Hall’s co-curricular programme could develop your son or daughter’s self-confidence within other aspects of their education here. 

Our programme of clubs and activities may vary from year to year dependent on pupil and staff interests. For the most up to date list of activities, please refer to the pdf file available above for the current term.

If you have any queries about the Co-Curriculum at New Hall, please contact Mr Sidwell, Vice Principal at j.sidwell@newhallschool.co.uk.