Opportunities, Adventure & Challenge

For us, an excellent education is about much more than academic success. Our aim is to continue to develop fully rounded young men by providing them the very best facilities and opportunities. We offer a wide range of activities and societies in which students are actively encouraged to participate. Many of these societies and activities are held jointly with Watford Grammar School for Girls and many are organised by the pupils themselves.

Music

A wide range of instrumental lessons are available as well as an annual programme of performances by the School's 15 musical groups and choirs. Each year pupils participate in the Annual School Music Competition. More recently students have also made use of the School's brand new Recording Studio to learn music production techniques.

Expression

Productions take place in the James Theatre and in the adjoining Drama studio. The School has three major productions per year, with other studio events directed by students. Technical expertise are provided by teams of students and staff.

Sport

Major sports are Rugby, Hockey and Cricket, along with Cross Country, Athletics and Tennis. An ambitious programme of fixtures in these sports against the strongest school teams are organised annually. The School’s excellent sporting facilities provide ample opportunity for a variety of sporting and fitness activities. We offer coaching in Badminton, Table Tennis, Basketball, Judo and Fencing. Success and participation fostered by competitions within School and at County and National level.

Travel and Adventure

Outings and trips have included

Annual Biology and Geography Residential Courses

Annual Battlefields Trips

Annual French and German Exchanges

Regular Sailing Trips

Classics Trips

Several Annual Ski Trips

Sports Tours (Rugby to Canada, Australia and South Africa) (Hockey in India, Holland and Australia and Malaysia) (Cricket to Barbados)

World Challenge Expeditions (recently to Venezuela, Pakistan and Nepal, Argentina and Peru, Malawi and others)

Arvon residential creative writing course for Sixth Form English students and a number of UK based field courses and visits.

Journalism

Students take an active part in the production of the Annual School magazine the Fullerian.

Charitable work

Each term students focus on a programme of charitable fundraising which is run and initiated by the students themselves. Student volunteers also take part in a number of Charity and Community projects based at the School. For our students these projects offer the opportunity to develop good leadership and citizenship skills and encourage individual achievement and the development of excellent interpersonal skills.

Business Links

The School has a flourishing and expanding programme of business links. These links help students to learn valuable business skills and provide opportunities for them to bring their academic skills to bear on the business world. Business Days are organised particularly in Year 9, with the involvement of a number of local businesses. In the Sixth Form the Young Engineers have been very successful in problem-solving activities in association with local companies. Indeed, they have won national competitions. Businesses wishing to find out more about our Business Links please click here