Activities & Local Amenities
“A rich and varied programme of activities is available in the evenings and weekends” - Ofsted
Boarders enjoy a full range of educational, cultural and sporting programmes through the School and School House.
Music and drama are extremely popular choices which provide the opportunity to take part in several concerts and performances throughout the year. The Duke of Edinburgh Award and orienteering are available to students, along with a wide range of residential and cultural exchange programmes.
Sporting and recreational facilities are available with a weights room, gymnasium, a large sports hall and floodlit, all-weather courts, all within the immediate vicinity of the boarding residence. There is an excellent heated indoor swimming pool and sporting opportunities include water polo. Additional sports are available to boarders such as uni-hoc, rugby, volleyball, badminton and others. Boarders are also often able to take advantage of professional coaching, particularly in football.
A major strength of the house is the programme of cultural and social activities which follow through the course of the year. These festivities reflect the cultural and international diversity of the house and give us an opportunity to mix traditional English festivals with the traditions of boarders from other lands.
Boarders also have a busy programme during the rest of the year. The boarding residence provides a whole host of excursions to boarders throughout the academic year which include regular trips to the theatre, to ice-skating, bowling, rugby and football matches, to the cinema, camping expeditions or simply rambles around the surrounding countryside. Each term also brings excursions to places of interest and culture or places of fun.
The local area provides the security of a small and ancient market town, with good shops and amenities which boys can access after school and at weekends. There is a local leisure centre which offers additional recreational facilities, particularly popular with youngsters.
“Boarders have excellent sports and leisure facilities,through the use of Ashby School and via local amenities” - Ofsted