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St Mary's Catholic High School


Co-curricular activities at St Mary's aim to boost our student's confidence to interact socially with others; extend their social networks; and provide them with new skills and abilities. Above all, they offer an important space to have fun and relax away from the pressures of formal schoolwork.

Co-curricular clubs run between 3.00pm and 4.00pm on the days shown on the table below.

Co-curricular Clubs - Autumn Term 2023
Activity Day Years Where Staff
KS4 Graphics Tuesday KS4 G62 SWI
Cricket Club Tuesday All Playground JHE
Choir Wednesday All Assembly Hall JWH/GPU
KS4 Homework Club Wednesday KS4 IT2 DDE
Empower Me! Wednesday All G62 TOR
Sparxmaths Homework Club Wednesday All G57 TWI
Crossover Maths Club Wednesday All G75 USH
Duke of Edinburgh Award/Outdoors Club Wednesday All G15 LPI/MTR
Art Club Wednesday All F22 KGO
KS3 Textiles Club Wednesday KS3 G70 SWI
KS4 Textiles Club Wednesday KS4 F16 JMA
Mindfulness Club Wednesday KS4 G13 SGA
Board Games Club Wednesday All G18 SDA
Creative Writing Club Wednesday All S8 ACA
KS4 Netball Club Wednesday KS4 Upper Playground ZMC
History Club Wednesday All S4 MST
KS3 Football Club  Wednesday KS3 Lower Playground JHE
KS3 Book Club Wednesday KS3 G16 RMO
Baking Club Wednesday All F21 MBR
Puzzle Club Thursday All G63 KMA
KS4 Football Club  Thursday KS4 Lower Playground OBO/JHE
KS3 Junior Maths Challenge Thursday KS3 G61 JGO
Yr7 Care for Our Common Home Club Thursday Year 7 S3 /Chapel KMU
Keyboard Club Thursday All Music Room GPU
Chess Olympiad Thursday All F11 TAN
Drama Club Thursday All G1 JHA
KS3 Netball Club Thursday KS3 Upper Playground ZMC
Science Club Thursday All S12 LEK

What are the benefits of co-curricular activities?

Academic performance is improved.

Students who participate in co-curricular activities get better grades. This is because of the skills they learn from participating in different activities. Students learn to manage time, organizational skills and improved self-confidence. Students also learn to express themselves in a better way.

Time management skills are improved.

Students who participate in co-curricular activities need to learn time management. As they have to manage time between academics and extra activities. They learn to manage time and also learn how to keep them engaged in free time also. Everything they do will be productive. Time management plays an important role in examinations also, how to write answers in what time is also an important skill to learn. Time management will be used throughout the life.

Learn new and useful skills.

Students also learn new skills which are useful in school life. Skills like teamwork, time management, management of any activity, how to lead a group and many more extra skills. Students who participate in sports and other activities have better leadership skills and learn how to grow and build relations with one another.

Sense of Commitment.

Students who participate in co-curricular activities learn how to commit themselves to a particular thing they get involved in.

Co-curricular activities are utmost important in a student’s life. Students who get involved in extra activities meet new people and because of that their social skills are improved. Students can expand their network which is also beneficial in finding better career opportunities.