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All girls are encouraged to take advantage of the many extra-curricular activities available.

Some clubs and societies are run by senior pupils for the benefit of more junior members of the school, others are run by members of staff; all have staff support.

Details of extra-curricular activities are available to view here.

There is a strong tradition of music-making in the school. A large variety of choral and instrumental groups, ensembles and orchestras meet at lunch time and after school.

There are opportunities to learn to play musical instruments and many pupils avail themselves of these. Lessons are given by visiting teachers and take place in the lunch-hour, before and after school or during school hours. The tuition is in groups and a charge is made. Full information is available from the Head of Music. Pupils are entered for the examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

For more details visit the Music page

The IT rooms are open during the lunch-hour and after school for girls to do work using computers or practise their skills.

Many opportunities are available for pupils with particular sporting interests. The main school activities include netball, tennis, rounders and athletics and school teams are maintained at all levels. Aerobics, badminton, dance, football, gymnastics, table tennis and trampolining clubs meet regularly. Self-defence and squash are also available in PE options. Fixtures are arranged either immediately after school or at weekends. Girls committing themselves to membership of sports squads are expected to attend regular practices and to make themselves available for matches when they are selected.

Girls from Year 9 upwards may choose to join Bournemouth School's Combined Cadet Force.

Girls from Year 9 upwards may choose to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.

School parties are arranged to visit theatres and exhibitions which are relevant to the girls' work. These are voluntary activities, but participation is encouraged as they form a valuable part of the girls' education.

Visits abroad are arranged each year. Recent examples have included visits to the USA, Germany, Italy, France, Ireland and skiing parties to a variety of resorts. Details of all opportunities are advertised well in advance and full information is made available to parents. There is a residential Activity Weekend for Year 7.

Girls also have opportunities to play a meaningful part in the life of the school, for example as form representatives, in the running of the Library, in the organisation of Assemblies and in the care of the school environment. There are Lower School and Sixth Form Councils.