Clubs, activities & Summer School

A huge variety of extracurricular activities are run throughout the school year.  They're specifically designed to inspire and encourage pupils to explore their hidden talents. Clubs and activities happen every week and are extremely popular with pupils. With 15 different music clubs and over 50 other clubs, for all ages and interests, there's something for everyone.

On top of all the teaching, you'll be amazed to know that each term we run:

1,700 pupil hours of additional music.

2,800 pupil hours of additional sport

2,100 pupil hours of other inspiring activities.

Pupils' extracurricular achievements are excellent, largely due to the very wide range of heavily subscribed musical, sporting, creative, outdoor and other activities which take place every day before and after school, and at lunchtime.

ISI Inspection 2017

Summer School

Summer School activities
Copthill Clubhouse Nursery, Pre school and Reception;  arts and crafts, outdoor fun, walks and games throughout the Summer.
Forest School Years 1-6;  practical activities including a specific construction project, cooking their own lunches, fire-lighting, using tools, river activities and den-making.
Summer Camp Years 1-6;  a carousel of activities each day including sports, outdoor activities, fun games, team building, problem solving, dance, drama and music.
Creative Camp Years 4-6;  external providers deliver different crafts including days devoted to glasswork, wet felting, cookery and finishing with a chocolate making day.
Outdoor and Adventure Camp Years 5&6;  three off site days at Tallington Lakes enjoying kayaking, raft building, skiing, orienteering, paddleboarding, snowboarding, abseiling, climbing, wind surfing, zorbing and banana boating. Two days at Copthill 'wild camping' and honing skills in bush craft, camp craft, fire lighting, cooking, trap making, shooting and making their own overnight bivvy shelter.
On2Court Years 1-6;  tennis and multisport Summer Camp for beginners or those wishing to improve their skills in tennis, football, rounders, cricket and mini Olympics.
Activ8 Sports Week Years 1-6;  a lively week run at Copthill by a professional sports team, providing a range of sports, physical activities and fun themed games.
Netball Dynamix Years 1-6;   netball tuition run at Copthill by experienced New Zealand coaches, developing netball skills, shooting, defence, match play, team building and lots of interactive fun.
RucksNMauls Rugby Camp Years 1-6;  an intensive week of disciplined and competitive rugby training run at Copthill with expert Southern Hemisphere coaches, which culminates in learning to perform the New Zealand All Blacks Haka!

Residential trips abroad

Every Year 6 pupil is invited to join the annual Easter trip to Warsy in France. Pupils have the opportunity to stay at a magnificent chateau and absorb French culture, practice their language skills and experience the joy of their first school trip abroad. Activities also include a day trip to Paris and a moving visit to a WW1 battlefield and cemetery.