Extra-Curricular Activities

Taking part in clubs and activities outside of regular classes is a great way to meet new friends and expand your horizons. It also allows you to develop and demonstrate a broad range of interests outside of your studies, something that all top universities look for in applicants.

Padworth students are diverse and curious and take full advantage of the wide range of extra-curricular activities and clubs on offer throughout the week. From Monday to Thursday, we offer a number of exciting after-school clubs.  These are either staff or student-led. The weekend programme for our boarders also includes activities such as yoga, baking/cooking, offsite trips and use of the Fitness Centre. These are designed to provide you with amazing opportunities to achieve outside of the classroom. Examples of some of the clubs on offer are listed below:

Games and Quizzes

Common Rooms throughout the boarding houses are well stacked with a variety of traditional board games for students to enjoy during evenings and at weekends. Chess, card games, language games and general knowledge quiz games all provide opportunities for students to have some fun. For those who want to relax and clear their minds of subject knowledge for a while, we also have puzzles and games such as Jenga and Connect 4.


EPQ Club provides the opportunity for Year 12 students to understand and engage in the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Here, they cover key research and academic skills to prepare them to undertake a project in their chosen area, and help them prepare for the demands of university assignments.


Football Club is a mixed Year Group and mixed ability club played on the College grounds, providing students with the chance to get fit and have fun whilst playing football.


iDEA stands for the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award. This is an international programme that helps students develop digital, enterprise, and employability skills. Students can complete a series of online challenges – interactive online modules that contain information and fun activities – and gain badges. The challenges are at different levels and you can choose ones that are of specific interest. As you complete the levels, you will earn certificates and can print a record of your achievements. Each week in the iDEA Club, you can work on your challenges and get support if needed.

Debating and Public Speaking

Students from all Year Groups meet to address common and controversial global issues. Along with learning the debate structure, students are encouraged to express their opinions in a safe and non-judgemental environment and develop their critical thinking skills.

Art Essay Support

Art Essay Support provides support for students for whom English is a second language to enable them to complete their 3,000-word document required for A Level Art courses

Economic and Business Board Games

Board games that help develop and cement knowledge from the business and economics curricula.


Mixed Year Group and mixed ability club played on the College grounds, giving students the chance to get fit and have fun whilst playing volleyball.


An opportunity for all students to develop their own work and use the facilities in the Art Room.