"Pupils are self-assured, purposeful and mutually supportive - they readily accept responsibility and assume a variety of leadership roles."

ISI Inspection of the Girls' Division 2016

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Clubs, Activities and Trips

Pupils are invited to take part in a wide array of lunchtime clubs offering outdoor pursuits activities. There are clubs taking advantage of the School's varied facilities: the climbing wall in the Boys' Division gym, archery equipment and the pool for kayaking practise.

In addition, clubs give pupils access to local venues such as The Climbing Depot and Chill Factore in Manchester and The Climbing Hangar in Liverpool to take advantage of these external facilities.

Expeditions further afield allow pupils to put the lessons learned in lunchtime and after school clubs into practice in more rigorous outdoor conditions. There have recently been bouldering expeditions to sites such as Bridestones in Yorkshire, kayaking trips on rivers such as the Dee, Calder and Lune, and bicycling routes taken into the local hills around Rivington.

Kayaking practise in the pool

Kayaking in the School pool

A winter walking expedition in the Lake District

A winter walking expedition in the Lake District

Biking in the local area

Biking in the local area