Extra Curricular Activities
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities which help to enrich the education of our children. Fencing has a long and distinguished tradition at Bishop Challoner School. The fencing club exists to give the opportunity for pupils from age 7 upwards to take part in competitive fencing. Past and present pupils have achieved impressive results at borough, county and national levels. Several clubs are run for both juniors and seniors. Parents and pupils are informed of the choices at the start of the year in September.
Please view the attached PDF file to see the Autumn 2016 clubs available.
There has been a pleasing growth recently in the number of pupils achieving fine grades in music examinations. The school enters pupils in local festivals of music, speech and drama. The music department holds formal and informal concerts during the year.
At Bishop Challoner we aim to give every pupil the opportunity to develop his or her powers of oral communication and dramatic and musical expression. Great confidence is gained through performing to an audience and pupils throughout the school are encouraged to take part in a variety of theatrical productions and concerts.
There is usually a senior production each year as well as junior and infant productions.
Peripatetic music lessons are offered in a range of instruments and every pupil is encouraged to enter for Guildhall/Associated Board graded examinations and also to participate in ensembles or solos during assemblies, school concerts and the Beckenham and Bromley Music Festivals. Arrangements can be made with Mr Bader our teacher of music.
Reid’s music shops offer hire services of instruments which are excellent value and teachers can offer advice on the suitability of various models available.
Bishop Challoner places a great deal of importance on sport. We believe that there needs to be a healthy balance struck between academic and sporting activities for a well-rounded education. We believe in healthy competition – so we compete against other schools in most of the team games. We also hold competitions in school – often based on the house system.