At KGS we believe that our students’ academic progress is enhanced by involvement in an array of co-curricular activities.
In fact strong participation in co-curricular activities has been statistically proven to result in better academic performance as a consequence of acquiring many key skills and providing self confidence.
We provide a wide array of such activities in our programme, described by the ISI Inspectorate as "Excellent". In the junior years we encourage youngsters to participate as widely as possible while students may specialise later in their school career. For clear safety reasons some activities are not available until pupils are older. We report on participation in these activities in our school reports and there is no question that they add strength to personal statements and CV's later in life. Most of all they contribute to Kirkham Grammar School being a busy and happy school.
We have included below examples of the variety of opportunity available.
Art & Design Work Exhibited throughout the school. Field trips for the Third Year, GCSE and A Level.
Combined Cadet Force Over 300 pupils involved in both Army and RAF contingents, enjoying outdoor opportunities and leadership challenges including camps, climbing, flying, orienteering, trekking and shooting.
Drama Theatre trips and regular varied productions.
Duke of Edinburgh Regular expeditions and Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards offered.
House Competitions Nearly 30 different competitions between four houses involving all pupils.
LAMDA Many pupils participate in these practical speech and drama sessions
Music Large number of pupils involved in regular concerts including Orchestra, Concert Band, String Group, Swing Band, Full Choir, Lower School Choir and other ensembles.
Trips Various sports tours for Hockey (Barbados, Dublin, Holland, Spain and UK), Rugby (Canada, Italy, South Africa, Wales and UK) and Cricket (Grenada and UK). Subject related trips: Art (Berlin, Florence, London, New York, Paris, Rome and UK), Biology (NW and Wales), Drama and English (London, NW and New York), Design and Technology (Range Rover, Jaguar and UK), French (Nice, Normandy and Paris), Geography (Iceland, Italy, USA and UK), German (Berlin), History (European Battlefields and UK), Ski Society (The Alps and USA), Spanish (Barcelona), Politics (UK), and Physics (CERN, Geneva)