Extra-Curricular Activities

Extend students' learning

We believe extra-curricular activities (ECAs) are an excellent way to extend what our students learn in the classroom.

ECAs provide students with lots of opportunities to explore new interests and develop high levels of skill in existing interests.

After every one of our three school terms, every student has the opportunity to change their extra-curricular choices. This allows them to sample as many of our free clubs as possible and mix with a wider range of students.

Primary Years Programme

At our Kensington and Hampstead campuses, students can get involved in a wide selection of extra-curricular activities. Full details of our PYP activities programme are provided at the beginning of each term.

Activities:
Lower Seniors

We offer our Lower Senior students a comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities to enjoy throughout the school year. These may include:

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Actors Club

Students take part in drama games and activities that build towards rehearsals for school plays and musicals.

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Creative Writers Club

Students work independently and together to create poetry and short stories, and participate in other media activities.

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Global Issues Network

The network brings together students from international schools to discuss major issues that are currently affecting the world.

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Mathematics competitions

We run enrichment mathematics groups that can help talented young mathematicians prepare for competitions.

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International School Sports Association

Students can get involved in a range of sports at competitive and non-competitive levels. As a member of the International School Sports Association (ISSA), Southbank regularly competes against other schools in friendly matches and tournaments.

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London Exploration Society

Students are invited to explore some well-known landmarks as well as hidden gems found in the capital.

“Great school, great teachers, very small and friendly, great ECA programme.”

– Grant & Natasja, parents of Southbank student

Upper Seniors

We offer our DP students a wide range of activities to get involved in, including many that can help them stand out from the crowd when applying for a place at a college or university.

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Drama

As a Drama Club member, students can audition and rehearse for school productions, write and develop their own works, or help out with lighting and sound.

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Model United Nations (MUN)

Students research, debate and try to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Southbank also normally participates in two MUN conferences each year, in Paris and The Hague.

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Music

From playing in a rock group, to singing in a choir, to performing solo as an instrumentalist, our DP students can get involved in a huge range of musical activities.

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Robotics club

Students have the opportunity to design and build robotic models and ultimately compete internationally for awards. In particular, this activity is highly regarded by US universities.

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International School Sports Association

Students can get involved in a range of sports at competitive and non-competitive levels. As a member of the International School Sports Association (ISSA), Southbank regularly competes against other schools in friendly matches and tournaments.

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Yearbook club

Members of the club help to bring together photographs and articles that serve as a record of daily life and memorable events from the past year.

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