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Extra Curricular Programme

Queen's Park High School delivers an extensive extra-curricular programme designed to enrich the school day by providing the opportunity for students to make new friends, find new interests and develop new and existing skills. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities including sport, recreational and performing arts many of which take place at lunchtimes throughout the week or after school.

Enrichment Programme

In addition, we finish early at 2.00pm on Tuesday afternoons to provide a further optional enrichment programme. This is reviewed and updated each term to make our provision as diverse and inclusive as possible.

Examples of the extra curricular clubs and enrichment activities we run are:

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • BBC School Report
  • Book Loving Tuesday
  • Breakfast Club
  • Coding
  • Dodgeball
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Dutch / Italian
  • English / MFL earlybird catch up
  • Fencing
  • Fitness
  • Football (girls and boys)
  • Gardening Club
  • Icthus
  • ICT Club
  • International Film Club
  • Masterchef
  • Pilates
  • Robotics
  • Rock Band
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Sewing Bee
  • Street Dance
  • STEM Club
  • Tennis

Students can sign up for classes easily and are encouraged to engage in the wide variety of activities and clubs we have on offer each term.

For further information on the classes listed, please see the relevant member of staff and look at the Student Information Boards.

We are constantly looking to develop the choice of activities we offer, to suit a broad range of interests, so if you have an activity in mind that you think other students would be keen to participate in, please contact Mrs Scanlon at school.

This term's Extra Curricular activities are available to download at the bottom of this page:

learning a musical instrument at qphs 

Why not take advantage of an opportunity to develop what can be a truly life-enhancing skill interest and try a course of lessons on a musical instrument provided by specialist tutors who visit Queen's Park High School each week? Instrument lessons at Queen's Park High School are provided by Music for Life - a not-for-profit music education service working in partnership with 130 schools to teach around 3,500 young people across Cheshire, Wirral and North Staffordshire. They support schools in offering students opportunities to develop musical skills and to engage them in music making. The benefits of learning an instrument or having singing lessons are huge in terms of children's development in so many areas - cognitive, emotional, physical, social, linguistic, creative to name a few. Starting to play a musical instrument can truly be the start of a life-long interest and skill.

The video below is an introduction to the work Music for Life does.

If your child is interested in trying a course of instrumental lessons at school, please visit where you will find lots of information and be able to book a "taster" course online ready to start in September. Instrument lessons at Queen's Park High School are provided by Music for Life - a not-for-profit music education service working in partnership with 130 schools to teach around 4,500 pupils every week across Cheshire, Wirral and North Staffordshire. To discover more about the work of Music for Life, please visit:


Music for Life can accommodate almost any child who books a course before the summer because it designs a new timetable from scratch every year to do so. After that, additional places may be available during the year but they tend to be more limited.

Lessons fall outside the National Curriculum, so there is a charge for them. However, Music for Life makes it easy to cover the cost by setting up a regular monthly subscription, and significant reductions in fees may be available in cases of hardship. The cost of lessons can be spread over 12 months if required to help make things much more affordable, typically around £25 per month or less for most instruments for beginners (piano around £37 per month) and payment can be made by almost any debit, credit or pre-paid card. Full details about costs are available on the Music for Life website and can be viewed and confirmed before booking. 

Involvement in music offers young people something very special, not only introducing children to a confidence boosting, life enhancing interest, but also something which study after study has shown leads to improved achievement across the curriculum. 130 schools, together with thousands of parents, young people, professional musicians and music teachers would tell you they feel Music for Life offers something special, too! Music for Life exists to engage children long term in high quality music making and to nurture and develop an interest many will have for life.

Music for Life are proud to have had the opportunity to work with some amazing young people over the last 25 years and hope that your child may join them soon!