Co-Curricular & Trips

At Abbot’s Hill, we develop the whole child. Pupils leave us prepared not only for academic success, but also equipped with the skills needed to become active, compassionate citizens who make significant and lasting contributions to others throughout their lives. We do this by providing an innovative, relevant and ambitious academic curriculum, and by offering a broad, challenging and aspirational co-curricular programme for all.

Our enriching co-curriculum is a key element of the Abbot’s Hill education. The extended school day includes a longer lunchtime break, and is structured to offer over 100 weekly clubs and activities before, during and after the core teaching hours.

We cater for a large range of interests and passions, and there truly is something for everyone: from choirs and instrumental ensembles, to sports clubs, creative and performing arts groups, languages and humanities and personal development activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Current Affairs club.

Outstanding on-site facilities such as the Dame Kelly Holmes Sports Centre with dance studio(s), Dame Judy Dench Theatre, swimming pool, numerous field pitches, athletics track and courts allow for a wide selection of curricular and co-curricular activities.


Classroom learning is brought to life with a host of educational visits that bring topics and areas of study to life throughout the year.

Trips to museums, galleries, film studios, local and national theatres and places of worship, as well as regular inter-school subject competitions feature each term.

External visitors often lead workshops for individual year groups and the whole School.

Our international trips programme includes the following:

  • Languages trips to the Opal Coast in northern France, Sevilla, Paris and Madrid
  • Ski Trip every two years
  • Chamber Choir Tour every two years
  • Disney Netball Tour every two years
  • GCSE Drama & History Trip to New York