Developing well-rounded individuals.


Co-curricular is perceived as an essential element of life at Clifton High School, providing a profoundly enriching experience for all Sixth Form students. The programme serves to broaden their horizons, foster new interests and hone life skills.

With a focus on the three spheres of Skills Development, Academic Progress and Individual Brilliance, our extensive array of co-curricular club offerings aims to embrace a holisitc approach to individual growth and professional development.  Catering to a diverse range of interests, our co-curricular timetable is curated to ignite our students' passions as they develop into engaged and empathetic responders to the world around them.


Rugby, Hockey, Football, Netball and Cricket clubs both complement and expand upon the Clifton High School Sports schedule and fixtures programme to provide additional training opportunities.

A more unique array of sports club offerings aim to reflect trends, giving students the opportunity to try a sport beyond the standard which may include Yoga, Tennis, Golf, Taekwondo, Water Polo, Judo, Badminton, Fencing, Trampolining to name a few.

Our valued and esteemed sporting partnerships with the University of Bristol, Bristol Henleaze Performance Swimming Club and Bristol Sport allow our pupils to access state-of-the-art facilities with world-class professional coaching. More information can be found by clicking the Sixth Form Sports link below:


Music and Performance

A passion for the arts is embraced at Clifton High School with a number of musical and performance clubs that see our students and community members unite to collaborate in a commitment to the arts.   These include Music Tech Club, Music Theory and Composition, Cantata, String Group, Hip Hop Dance Class, School Production with many culminating in performances at our termly Lunchtime Concerts, Spring Concert, School Production, Piano Concert, Drum Concert, Dance Recitals and many more.

Visiting Music Teachers provide our students with individual instrument lessons that build upon technical skills and encourage performance confidence.


clubs and societies

Clifton High School believes that offering a broad range of clubs is an important consideration in ensuring that all students feel supported and encouraged in their interests and passions throughout the Sixth Form. These include:

  • Chess Club
  • French Film Club
  • Coding
  • Physics Club
  • Oracy
  • Book Club
  • Fantasy Football Club
  • Model Airfix Club
  • Eco Club
  • School Newspaper  

Sixth Form students are given the freedom to not only participate in clubs but also to initiate and actively lead societies. They are often topical, providing an inclusive platform for like-minded individuals to unite and engage in healthy discussions; fostering a sense of community.

Excelsior Forum 

Scholars and Sixth Form students are invited to attend weekly Excelsior Forum talks lead by a visiting Guest Speaker relating to specialist work and experiences in their field of expertise. 

These forums broaden students' horizons as they gain an insight into industries or areas of interest for their future beyond Clifton High School.

Duke of Edinburgh 

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) is a highly recognised personal development programme for individuals aged 14-25 years.

Year 9 and upwards pupils are able to access the Bronze level with Sixth Form students able to challenge themselves to achieve the esteemed Gold award. It is both an enjoyable and rewarding experience as pupils engage in four (Bronze) or five (Gold) sections, including volunteering, expeditions, physical activities, and skills development with the Gold Award including a compulsory residential component.

Demonstrating character and commitment, the DofE is highly valued by universities and future employers. Detailed requirements can be found on the DofE website.


Sixth Form students have the option to join the ever popular Young Enterprise Club where they work towards creating their own business enterprise. As they progress to taking a product to market, they compete against neighbouring schools; success often sees them progress onto regional and national championships.

Young Enterprise is a project based on teamwork and communication, replicable of a modern business. It is an experience that rewards them with success and acquires them transferable skills for the modern workplace or future career path.