Enthusiastic participation in extra-curricular activities is strongly encouraged and is a feature of the weekly schedule of most senior girls. It is essential that all girls see their education in much broader terms than simply getting good examination results. There is something for everyone, whether their interests lie in the high profile and ever popular Sport, Music and Drama activities or in developing other skills in areas such as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, Debating, Craft, Science and Photography Clubs. There are also occasional Music and Drama workshops which are often held in conjunction with Derby Grammar School.

Through the extra-curricular programme girls not only learn new skills, but also uncover previously unsuspected talents. They gain confidence and learn to take responsibility for themselves and for others. Through the medium of extra-curricular activity important leadership skills are developed. Girls will often initiate and run their own activities and are encouraged to do so: recent examples are the Gospel Choir and an introductory course in Sign Language.

I love Derby High School because we are offered lots of exciting opportunities!
Emily, aged 16