Extra Curricular


One of the unique benefits of attending a full boarding school is having time – time to study, time to play sport, time to enjoy the company of your friends and time to try something new. Almost all of our pupils choose to remain at Sedbergh through the weekends because we ensure that there is something for everyone to take part in, be it sport, general activities or social events. Pupils tell us that they want to be with their friends, making the most of the freedom, challenges and opportunities that only come with a full boarding school experience.

One of Sedbergh’s strengths is the infectious ambition of pupils and staff, who embrace all manner of challenges with enthusiasm and camaraderie. Pupils and parents remark that Sedbergh feels like a school where anything can happen. There is no limit to what experiences we can offer our pupils, from stargazing in Scotland to out of term-time expeditions to Bolivia, Madagascar, Kenya, or Italy.

The range of activities that are available to full boarders and to day pupils, is limitless.

Abseiling, Archery, Badminton, Canoeing, Caving, Chess, Clay and Ceramics Clay, Pigeon Shooting, Fell Running, Fell Walking, Fly Fishing, Ghyll Scrambling, Gig in the Boathouse, Golf, Healthcare Experience, Design, Jewellery, LAMDA, Mountain Biking, Mountain Walking, National Trust, Gems Orienteering, Outdoor Adventure, Private Enterprise, Horse Riding, Rock Climbing, Science Club, Student Survival Skills, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Voluntary Service, Water Polo, Windsurfing and many more...

The school does not limit itself to physical activities. There are a number of academic societies and associated events for pupils to immerse themselves in. The two most fiercely fought competitions off the sports feild are the inter-house Academic Challenge and the House Singing competition. Other academic societies and activities include: Dinner Debating, Book Club, The Polyglots (Modern Languages society), The Invisible Society (student-led science society), The Rogers Society (Economics), The School of Athens (student-led, sixth formers share their academic passions), The Christian Society, Master Chef (inter-house), SLAM (Sedbergh Light and Magic, stage production) and The Classical Society.

Sedbergh School is all about community. We know how important a sense of belonging is for young people and participation is the culture at Sedbergh. Through such a diverse range of activities, Sedbergh extends the opportunities for leadership, loyalty and laughter to happen; on the stage, in the Shooting Range, in the Houses or Chapel Choir.