King Edward’s School aims to challenge and stimulate all pupils by offering a wide range of activities and experiences beyond the classroom. The 2015 ISI Report found extra-curricular provision to be “outstanding”, and we truly believe that there is something for everyone.
This is a busy school, we expect engagement from pupils and staff with our extra-curricular programme, and our watchwords are breadth and opportunity. We pride ourselves on the development of rounded and grounded young people, and know that talents and interests discovered, nurtured and developed at school can shape a future. Whether your passion is astronomy, Egyptology, knitting, climbing, camping, creative writing, debating - or whether you haven’t found it yet - there is little need to sit still for long. The vibrant academic life of King Edward’s goes hand in hand with the co-curricular, and we do our utmost to ensure that we are providing activities that are varied and exciting.
At the same time we believe in balance and wellbeing, and we monitor and support our busiest pupils to ensure that they are not overstretched. Teachers work closely together to enable the goalkeeper to attend the orchestra, take a lead role in the play, attend a walking or debating weekend, as well as fit in some well-deserved down time.
Senior pupils often lead activities for younger ones, helping them to develop leadership skills and experience, and contributing in turn to the special atmosphere of purposeful endeavour that so many of our visitors notice and appreciate. We greatly value our links with our city, and work with Bath Abbey, Bath Cricket Club, Bath Rugby, and offer community service options in local primary schools and homes for the elderly as well as the Royal United Hospital for aspiring medics and scientists.
Our well established link with Wagwer School in Western Kenya and growing links with China provide a global perspective and help our pupils to acquire a passion for discovery and adventure that we hope will stay with them well beyond school.