Clubs & Societies
The development of a healthy body and a sound character is incredibly important to us in addition to fostering a spiritual awareness and sensitivity and the promotion of creative talents. Our pursuit of academic excellence is enriched with the provision of clubs and societies.
Rugby, hockey, football, netball, cricket, rounders, tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball, athletics, gymnastics and health-related fitness are all taught within lessons and are available as extra-curricular activities involving clubs and competitive fixtures. Pupils also swim at Stafford Leisure Centre in our Annual Gala.
We are proud of our tradition of involving large numbers of pupils in teams and of building a healthy team spirit. Stafford Grammar School has an enviable record of competitive success – our teams often winning local, county, regional and national competitions and individuals regularly securing places in county teams.
Sporting excellence at Stafford Grammar School is demonstrated with individuals achieving success in several sports at national level including swimming, athletics and football.
Music occupies an important part in the life of the School. Our pupils have the opportunity to learn to play a wide range of musical instruments with tuition provided by peripatetic teachers in specialist teaching rooms with many pupils of all ages progressing from beginner to Grade 8.
Stafford Grammar School’s music department is renowned across Staffordshire and has travelled across the UK and into Europe. Our choirs, instrumental groups, orchestra, concert band and “big band” perform both within and outside school to a variety of audiences.
Drama enables pupils to gain confidence and self-understanding. The school plays are major productions in the Library Theatre and many pupils are actively involved. Extra-curricular drama and stage management clubs are available in addition to LAMDA tuition on a peripatetic basis. There is also a flourishing dance club.
Art & Design
The extensive Art and Design Technology department augments pupils’ powers of observation and imagination through practical skills and theoretical studies involving techniques including drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography and textiles. Frequent competitions and exhibitions of work as well as projects linked with other departments applaud individual and group talents.
In Design Technology pupils experience activities ranging from traditional woodwork and metalwork to graphics, electronics and Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM).
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is encouraged as an activity which generates self-confidence and develops initiative and responsibility. The majority of Year 9 start the Bronze award with most continuing through to Silver and Gold. Stafford Grammar School is one of the most successful Duke of Edinburgh centres in Staffordshire.
Young Enterprise Scheme
The Young Enterprise Scheme operates very successfully in the Sixth Form and Stafford Grammar School companies make and market a product and compete in local competitions.