The curriculum is enriched by an extensive range of high quality extra-curricular activities.”
— Independent Schools InspectorateInspection
From Beach Volleyball to Board Games, and Coding to Chapel Choir, we ensure there is an opportunity for every pupil to get involved in the rich co-curricular life of the College. Pupils can choose from a range of activities - and will find support in starting a new club if they desire.
100+ clubs and activities taking place
10 designated activity slots Monday to Friday, allowing clubs to flourish
Discuss and Debate
With access to our innovative Creative Learning Centre, our pupils love to debate. Both junior and senior pupils are coached by a former Oxford Union speaker, who has had experience debating at the World and European University Debating Championships and who continues to debate and adjudicate across the UK and Europe. Pupils have the opportunity to debate in competitions such as: LSE Schools, Oxford Schools, Cambridge Schools, ESU Public Speaking and the International Young Debating Competition. Model United Nations is another popular activity amongst our 5th and 6th Form pupils, with the option of partaking in MUN conferences.
Love board games and card games? Our pupils can join Board Games club or take on a 'secret role' as 'The Hunter', 'The Fortune Teller', 'The Witch' and many others as part of the weekly 'Werewolves Club'. Alternatively, choose to engage in a battle of wizards as part of 'Magic the Gathering', indulge a love of all things Hogwarts-related at 'Harry Potter Club' or perhaps learn the tactics involved in a game of Bridge, with instruction from our team of Bridge coaches.
Our experienced GB chess coach offers both one-to-one tuition and fun sessions as part of the many activities on offer. There are opportunities to compete in regional and national competitions, such as the Eton Rapidplay, the Butler Cup, the England Closed Championships and the South of England Junior Championships. The Brighton College Chess team finished 6th in the last year’s Under 19 Nationals.
Take the Lead
Whether passionate about geographical issues, fascinated by the chance to engage in historical or philosophical debate or just keen to discuss a favourite author with like-minded peers, our pupils are able to attend a wide range of weekly academic societies. There are academic societies for every subject, which are frequently pupil-led, with staff and guest speakers also invited in to lead discussions on university level topics.
Our pupils can relax, unwind and take time out from a busy day at school with activities such as yoga or our weekly mindfulness sessions. Our art, DT and photography departments also offer activity slots for pupils to realize their creative interests, while clubs such as cake decorating remain a firm favourite with our younger pupils. A wide variety of sports are also available in activity slots to complement those offered as part of our extensive Games programme.
Inspired by a love of science and curiosity in the world around us, our younger pupils can learn through interactive activities such as Dissection Club, Science Club and Lego Robotics. Coding clubs are on offer to both senior and junior pupils, whilst 5th and 6th Form pupils can further explore their interest in STEM subjects through groups such as Medical Society.