Clubs and Enrichment

Education at Sir John Talbot’s School radiates well beyond the classroom. Independent study is encouraged, and staff and facilities are accessible to facilitate and support this.

Clubs and Enrichment

The extensive range of clubs and extra-curricular activities take place during lunchtimes and after school and include offers from Creativity, PE, Performing Arts (Music, Drama), English, History, Maths, Science and beyond.

The PE Department coordinates sports teams and clubs that enable students to participate in competitions locally, regionally and nationally. Sports include athletics, badminton, boccia, cricket, basketball, netball, hockey, tennis, swimming, rugby, rounders, football and cross-country.

Performing Arts
The school has good facilities for Drama and Music, including the renowned “Talbot Theatre” which is used for school productions, professional performances and community events. All students in Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) have one Drama and one Music lesson per week, with both subjects being options for GCSE and A Level study in Key Stages 4 (Years 10-11) and 5 (Years 12-13). There are a range of extra-curricular opportunities which compliment, and supplement the curriculum offer, including a weekly Drama Club, two Choirs, Junior Band, Senior Band and regular school production rehearsals.

All at Sir John Talbot’s School are encouraged to participate in a range of activities.

School life is about much more beyond academic achievement. Engagement with our provision will allow students to develop important life skills, develop time management, diversify interests, learn about resilience and commitment, contribute to school life, raise self-esteem and develop relationships.

Sporting activities change with the seasons.

Current details can be found here: Clubs and Enrichment Autumn Term 1 – September 2023


At Sir John Talbot’s, the opportunities available to students outside of the classroom are excellent. From cross Trust Worldwide trips, to a residential weekend closer to home. Students are given every opportunity to transfer the skills they learn in the classroom to an external environment and bring their learning journey to life. Recent trips have included:

• Chester Zoo
• Maritime Museum
• The Natural History Museum
• New York
• Normandy
• Paris
• York

The Local Learning Area

Visits/activities within the ‘Local Learning Area’ that are part of the normal curriculum and take place during the normal school day. These visits/activities do not require parental consent, but school will notify parents of a trip in advance.

The boundaries of the Local Learning Area include, but is not limited to, the following frequently used venues:

  • Erddig – River Studies
  • Moreton Corbet Castle
  • Whitchurch Churches

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

We offer all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh award – please see Mrs Morcomb for more information or visit our dedicated webpage. 

Work Experience Programme

Year 10 students are encouraged to experience the ‘world of work’, They partake in a one week work experience placement. The school’s extensive business network, both locally and further afield, ensures that students find placements relevant to their interests and career aspirations and this forms a crucial element of their learning development.