We know that success and enjoyment outside the classroom breeds confidence and self-belief within the classroom, and throughout their time at RMS, our pupils are encouraged to give everything a go.
Unless they try what is on offer, they may never know what they could have learnt, who they could have met, or how much fun they could have had. If your child wants to travel the world, discover new experiences or extend their talents and interests, they will be given every opportunity to do so at RMS.
There are over 120 extra-curricular clubs and activities running every week in subjects as varied as Astronomy and Aerobics, Debating and Dance, Cookery and Army Cadets, Philosophy and Photography. Opportunities for leadership and learning, mental and physical challenges all operate alongside sports and the arts. Find a few examples of what’s on in Senior School offer below:
Chill, Chat & Relax Club: An open club for all year groups, with no need to sign up. Led by prefects from the Pupil Support Team, this club is designed for pupils who would like someone to talk to at lunch, an opportunity to make new friends over a board game or would simply like some company whilst doing homework.
Book Club: Aimed at years 7 and 8, Book Club enables you to discover new authors and new books from a curated list of recommendations. Enjoy time reading, sharing opinions and spending time with other keen readers.
LGBTQ+ Club: A student-led club for those in Years 9 – 13 regardless of gender identity or sexuality. This weekly club includes debates, presentations and general discussions.
RMS Council for Women: The Council welcomes members from Years 10 – 13 that would like to discuss and raise awareness of women’s equality and issues relating to young women. We hold regular, casual meetings once a half-term, as well as doing fun activities such as film nights and trips.
Dramarama: An open, student-led club for pupils in Years 7 – 9 who have an interest in performing arts, without the singing and dancing. Explore different styles and types of drama with like-minded enthusiasts.
CREST Award: CREST is the British Science Association’s scheme for STEM project work that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers. This club, for Years 9 – 12, will enable you to work towards the Bronze or Silver CREST award.
F1 In Schools – STEM Challenge: An amazing opportunity, exclusive to Year 9 pupils, to designing and build a small scale F1 car. Students must manage the project and budgets, while raising funds to research and build the model.
Quiz Club: Think Pub Quiz meets University Challenge. This is your chance to be quizzed, quiz each other or even test your knowledge against our teachers. Anyone in Years 10 – 13 are welcome, and you don’t have to have excellent general knowledge or any common sense – it is just for fun!
Charity Committee: An open club running every two weeks for all year groups to meet, discuss and organise fundraising events for the school charity.
FUSION Dance: A super fun, student-led dance club open to all year groups, exploring various routines from different styles of Dance.
Model United Nations: Open to Years 10 – 13, Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an activity in which students role play as delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. Students can attend MUN conferences and national competitions.
Creative Writing Society: A place for those in Years 10 – 13 to explore your creativity through writing. The club features a mix of writing styles, forms, and has both taught sessions and self-directed writing. We also create the Storymaker’s Magazine to showcase writing and art across the school.
Adventure Sports: Open to thrill-seekers in all year groups. Join us as we Ski and Snowboard at Hemel Hempstead SnowZone.
Students in all year groups are offered countless opportunities for travel, both in the UK and overseas. Trips have recently included exchanges in Asia and Canada, European language trips, Geography and Science trips to Iceland, Mexico and Indonesia, History trips to Vietnam and Germany, and Arts trips to the USA and Spain. We also support and raise money for a school in Ghana, and students travel here frequently to help at the school, and to see for themselves where the money they have raised is being spent. Experiences such as these help to make our pupils more aware of their place in the world, and to appreciate the value of diversity and difference.
Sport is an important aspect of life at RMS. All pupils are encouraged to participate and to improve their performance, no matter what their starting point may be, and success at every level is celebrated. We are fortunate to have an enviable array of facilities, including an all-weather pitch, 6-hole golf course, sports hall, fitness suite and indoor swimming pool, as well as 300 acres of parkland to explore.
We field competitive teams in Football, Netball, Hockey, Swimming, Gymnastics, Tennis, Cricket, Rounders and Athletics, and also have links with local sports clubs to support pupils interested in Golf, Badminton, Kickboxing, Skiing and Sailing.
Find out more about our sporting success here
Whether a pupil is a passionate amateur or considering a future in the arts, RMS will give her the courage to explore her creativity. Our Art Department is able to facilitate exploration of a vast range of artistic mediums and regularly exhibits pupil work in exhibitions.
Opportunities to perform as a soloist, as part of a rock band, orchestra, choir and ensemble group are plentiful, and our pupils are encouraged to take part in one of our many theatrical performances. Our senior singers and instrumentalists have undertaken international tours and a number of our musicians have succeeded in gaining scholarships at prestigious conservatoires.
We also produce countless sell-out productions ranging from Shakespeare to Sondheim. Our state-of-the-art facilities rival a professional Drama School with access to a green screen, recording studio, and brand new theatre ‘The Space’.