Extra-Curricular Activities at Bishops

Bishop Rawstorne offers a rich and varied range of extra-curricular activities which provide students with additional opportunities for personal growth, self-development and achievement, as well as improved self-esteem. Other benefits of getting involved include:

  • Development of essential life skills such as goal setting, team work, time management, problem solving, analytical thinking, leadership and public speaking.
  • Creation of new experiences and broader perspectives and increased social opportunities by widening of friendship circles.
  • Keeping active and burning off energy whilst learning a new skill or unlocking a passion or talent within a fun environment.
  • Improved academic performance and overall outlook on school.
  • They can also be something to put on CV's or to help with future college, apprenticeship or job applications.

In addition to the above, students can earn 3 points for every club they attend which accumulate and are added to their achievement points total. Students can also become eligible to achieve an 'Ambassador' award whilst representing Bishops at events or competitions - visit our Awards page for more details: https://bishopr.co.uk/parents/awards.


Below are some of the extra-curricular opportunities we offer:


Keep up-to-date with the latest extra-curricular updates on the news section of our website or on our official Facebook page or via our Bishops Sports Facebook page,

An overview of our Personal Development and Enrichment Plan can be found here.

Sports Clubs

The PE department operates a seasonal extra-curricular timetable during lunchtimes and after school. Students can check the PE noticeboard for details and it will be sent out to parents / carers via email on a Friday afternoon for the following week. The latest timetable can be found below:

Non Sports Clubs

We also run a number of non sports activities at lunchtimes or after-school - below is a summary of the clubs and societies which are running this term. Please note these change on a termly basis and depend on the demand and the interests of students so check back regularly as more clubs will be advertised throughout the school year.

Visits and Trips

We offer students a rich and varied range of local, national and international visits which play a vital part in enriching the curriculum and giving our students valuable life experiences that will linger long in their memory and ‘bring to life’ their learning. Further details can be found on our Visits and Trips page: https://bishopr.schudio.com/parents/visits-and-trips


Duke of Edinburgh

Bishop Rawstorne has been delivering the Duke of Edinburgh Award since 2015 and students have the opportunity to sign up when they start Year 10. For further details visit the Duke of Edinburgh page: https://bishopr.co.uk/curriculum/duke-of-edinburgh-award


Student Voice

Student Voice is group of students from across all year groups, that serve as the students' representative body sharing students’ ideas and concerns to staff. For further details on how to get involved visit the Student Leadership page and click on the 'Student Voice' tab : https://bishopr.co.uk/our-school/student-leadership


Inter-house Competitions

We currently run a range of inter-house competitions across all year groups and are looking to develop this area further in the future. Keep an eye on this section for further details as the school year progresses.


Challenges and Competitions

Students have the opportunity to get involved in challenges and competitions throughout the school as part of our extra-curricular programme, for example maths challenges, public speaking and writing competitions for English and drama and Runshaw Horizon events for science. Further details of these will be made throughout the year to students.


Extracurricular Archive

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