Throughout their life at UHS, students are offered a wide range of extra-curricular, enrichment and personal development opportunities. These are delivered through subjects, our rich citizenship programme, assemblies, tutor time and the day-to-day life of school. They include a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities, trips and visits, special events and opportunities offered through our rich spiritual, moral, social and cultural curriculum.
As a London school, we embrace the opportunities presented by this vibrant and cultural city. We particularly promote wider participation in sport, artistic and performance opportunities, and cultural events and reflection. This offer is carefully planned to ensure introduction at the appropriate time as students move through the main school and into our Sixth Form.
At UHS, we offer a rich variety of extra-curricular activities, which change regularly depending on the interests of staff and students. We are currently running a selection of clubs as detailed below, further information such as timings and venues can be found in the weekly student bulletin:
- Football - Girls
- KS4 Science revision
- Y7 Science Club
- Computer Science & Adoptabot Club
- Reflection room
- Sixth Form Netball
- History Club
- Model UN Club
- Boxercise - Girls
- STEM Club
- Maths Workshop – Y7 & 8
- Maths Workshop – Y9 & 10
- KS5 Chemistry
- KS4 Science Revision
- Art Club
- Homework Club
- Drama Club
- Singing Club
- Band Sessions
- Recording Studio Sessions
- Keyboard Club
- Guitar Lessons
- Open Mic Night Coaching
- Show Band and Chorus
- Debating Club
A selection of extra-curricular music lessons are offered, such as: guitar, violin, brass, drums, keyboard, brass ensemble choir/vocal ensemble and percussion ensemble.
A wide variety of other bespoke extra-curricular events also take place throughout the academic year, including:
- Interfaith Conference (Hillingdon)
- Business Challenge Conferences
- KS5 May Ball and Year 11 Prom
- School Council meetings and activities
- BBC Schools News Report
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme
- Transition Summer School (Year 6 students prior to joining)
- Arts Festival
- Summer Sports Camp
- Dance activities
- Regular School Productions
- Drama workshops in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company
- Various joint activities with Brunel University
- Brilliant Club events
- Urban Scholars events
- Oxbridge workshops
Other sporting activities run seasonally, such as: gymnastics, cricket, table tennis, trampoline, dance, athletics, sports week, tennis, rounders and futsal.
Students’ personal, social and employability skills are developed and prepared for their next steps, in education or at work, by effective well planned and well managed programmes, activities and/or work experience. Students receive high quality independent and impartial careers guidance and transition support. Extra-curricular activities to support students’ next steps include:
- Employer engagement and visits
- Mentoring programmes
- Educational trips
- Employability workshops
- Work experience/work bursts
- Young Enterprise
- UCAS Convention for Sixth Form
- Whole School Careers Fairs
Typical guest speakers include:
- Fortnightly sessions from KISS (Keep It Safe 'n' Sorted) - bi-weekly SRE education to same sex groups.
- Fortnightly sessions from Hillingdon Safer School Police Service delivering knife crime and drugs education.
- Study skills workshops with a visiting psychologist for all year groups.
- Year 11 stress management sessions with PUSH.
- Year 9 workshops and assemblies about the use of drugs with the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation.
- Assemblies delivered by The Teenage Cancer Trust, The Police Firearms Service and The Guide Dogs.