What many schools term ‘extra-curricular’ activities, for us at New Hall forms the ‘Co-Curriculum’, an intrinsic and valued part of the education that we offer. The co-curricular programme at New Hall is designed to provide the breadth to the education that enables us to develop the well-balanced individuals, of which we can all be proud.

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, depending on student and staff interests; however, the lists below will give you a flavour of the type of activity that has been offered recently at New Hall.  For the most up to date list of activities, please refer to the pdf file available below for the current term.

If you have any queries about the Co-Curriculum at New Hall, please contact Mr Sidwell, Vice Principal at

Co-Curricular Activities
Athletics Badminton Cricket Football
Golf Horse Riding Rugby Swimming
Tennis Chamber Choir Close Harmony Group Guitar Ensemble
Piano Trio Saxtet Senior Choir Senior Orchestra
String Academy Wind Academy Year 7 Girls Choir Year 7 Boys Choir
Contemporary Dance Dance Choreography Drama Workshops Jazz Dance
LAMDA Tap Dance App Development Art Club
Chess Chinese for Beginners Cookery Conservation Club
Creative Writing Debating and Public Speaking Design & Technology French Current Affairs Video Club
French Club Film Club ICT Club Language Study Club
Mathematics Club Photography Programming & Coding Science Club
Study Club Voluntary Service
Personal Development Award

The New Hall Personal Development Award is designed to enable Key Stage 3 students to maximise the development of their learning habits and character strengths.

Much like the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, there are three levels to this Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold), each requiring differing levels of time commitment.

We encourage all students in Years 7-9 to aim to work their way through the three levels of the scheme, with the aim for them to have achieved their Gold Award by the time they enter Year 10.

For further details of this award scheme, please download the summary overview document from the link within this section.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at New Hall is open to students aged between 14 and 25, which involves some out of school time commitment. The scheme is intended to develop qualities of maturity and responsibility, which will help students throughout their lives.

There are three awards: Bronze (undertaken in Year 9), Silver (undertaken in Year 11) and Gold (undertaken in Year 12). Each level becomes more demanding of time and effort. The awards are in four sections at each level.

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