Extend and enrich

Hand-pick a selection of enrichment opportunities that reflect your unique interests, talents and goals.

Whether you enjoy drama, rowing, coding, music, debating, archery or learning Japanese – you can tailor your St Mary’s experience to reflect who you are and who you wish to become.

We actively encourage you to find a healthy study/life balance, and to broaden your skills and knowledge through a variety of extra- and co-curricular activities.

Clubs

Our lunchtime and after-school clubs offer the perfect opportunity to pursue interests and discover new talents. Activities range from competitive sports or performing in musical ensembles, to learning a new language or investigating engineering. Some clubs run for the entire year, while others run on a termly basis.

Enrichment programme

One afternoon lesson per week is dedicated to enrichment, which offers a wide choice of challenges, leadership opportunities and new experiences.

Highlights include:

Debating - Build public speaking and critical thinking skills, as you learn to think on your feet, exploring a range of topical issues relevant to young people today.

Leiths: Let's Cook - Enjoy fun, flexible cooking sessions, from Leiths the UK's leading Cookery School and develop your technical skills - great building your independence!

Rowing - Join St Mary's Rowing Club, to experience rowing on the River Cam with access to exceptional facilities and the support of the City of Cambridge Rowing Club. Discover more

Youth STEMM Award - Further your passion and knowledge in STEMM with this widely recognised national Award scheme. Discover more

Drivers IQ - Test your skills in the virtual, online experience of driving in all conditions to improve your hazard detection, risk management and eye-scanning skills.

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) - broaden your horizons and actively engage in subjects beyond the A Level syllabus with a MOOC course. Great for building independent learning skills and enhancing your academic profile.

Climbing - Head to Kelsey Kerridge's state-of-the-art climbing wall and try out or improve your climbing skills, on routes set by some of the UK's top route-setters.

And more ...

Enrichment options change each term, with other regular choices including experimental chemistry, journalism, volunteering, programming, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and the Arts Award scheme.