Clubs and Activities

There is  a wide range of extra-curricular activities here at The Hollins. the current offer for after school and lunchtime activities can be viewed in the link below.  Students can take part in sports, music, crafts, film clubs and more.  We also have a number of other opportunities available in school including Duke of Edinburgh and “Let’s Be”. 

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme is very much aligned to our 7 values: resilience, responsibility, kind, honest, aspiration, reflective and respectful  – just some of the skills young people get through their DofE that help them in life and improve their chances of moving forward in education or getting a job. The DofE experience aims to transform young people’s lives. A DofE Award can be a game-changer, raising young people’s aspirations and opening doors to employment whilst bringing together our school community.

To find out more about the Bronze Award click here 

The National Citizenship Service

The National Citizenship Service is a three week programme of activities that Year 11 students can sign up to in the summer after their GCSE examinations. It involves independent living, outdoor activities and a social action project, helping them to make new friends, develop
new skills and gain confidence for the challenges ahead.

If your son or daughter is in Year 11 and wants to register or find out more, visit or collect a form from Mr Ainsworth.  To see the range of opportunities available visit

Instrumental Lessons

There are many benefits of learning to play a musical instrument and recent studies have reported that the correlation between musical training and academic success is astounding; learning to play an instrument improves functions like memory and abstract reasoning skills – essential for maths and science.  In addition to improving academic, physical and social skills, refines discipline and patience, and boosting self-esteem and self-expression.  At The Hollins it also opens up many opportunities for students to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities.  Find out more in our Instrumental Lessons Leaflet 2020-2021 V1

The school currently offers  lessons in:




Guitar (including ukulele and bass guitar)

and Drums.

The current cost of music lessons for academic year 2020-21 are £80 per term.  For more information download the letter  here

If you would like to register for instrumental lessons complete our online form 

Find out about our instrumental teachers here

In addition we have our Gournet Club, Musical theatre Club, MFL Film Club and sports and music activities:

PE Extra Curricular timetable,

Music Extra Curricular Timetable Autumn 2021