Senior School

Extra-Curricular Activities

DSC_9629Our extra-curricular lunchtime and after-school clubs are a chance for all pupils to try new activities or develop talents and interests they already have. They are one of the attractions that make Alton Convent School one of the top schools in Hampshire.

We run coaching sessions for school sports teams and optional clubs including netball, hockey, table tennis, volleyball, football, trampolining and running. Practical activities range from chamber choir and orchestra to Photoshop, IT and Wii, crafts, German pen pals, beading, Chick Flicks, magazine production and Duke of Edinburgh. More cerebral options include Blue Sky Thinking…

Equestrian Club

bca schools 013Alton Convent School has a healthy history of success in equestrian activities. Individually our pupils excel on a national and international level, and we pride ourselves in fostering and encouraging the many different talents that they demonstrate.

As a team, our pupils come together and are competitive amongst the top equestrian schools in the country. In the past we have been crowned National School Show Jumping Champions at Hickstead, National Schools Cross Country Champions and have competed at many top venues.

Our pupils are encouraged on many different levels.

Those who own their own pony are encouraged to join our Equestrian Team. They can choose to enter a variety of competitions in all of the equestrian disciplines, and we have enjoyed much individual and team success in recent years. We also provide monthly training sessions to develop and improve the skills that each of our pupils already demonstrates, and thus ensure that we can enter the best possible teams when out competing.

Those who do not own their own pony may join our Equestrian Club. We offer weekly riding lessons at a local BHS approved riding centre, where all pupils receive superb instruction in a safe and organised environment. Everyone is able to learn new skills, whilst enjoying the company of like minded friends. We cater for complete beginners, through to the more advanced rider who is confident to ride independently.

We are keen to be dynamic and offer a range of opportunities for all of our equestrian enthusiasts. We have held our own team show jumping competition to showcase the talents of all our pupils, alongside other schools in the area. We also plan to incorporate trips and visits to our busy calendar, and  encourage our Team and Club members to visit famous equestrian events and places of interest.

Tennis Coaching

Alton Convent School are delighted to be able to offer tennis academy coaching to pupils from Reception all the way through to our Sixth Form.

Tennis is an extremely rewarding sport to play. Tennis is viewed to be one of the most healthful sports in which you can participate due to the many benefits physically, mentally and emotionally. Aside from the coordination, speed and physical literacy skills every child needs to develop, tennis also helps with work ethic, decision making, social skills and team work. And, most importantly, tennis is FUN.

Our aims:

  • Provide every pupil at Alton Convent School the opportunity to play tennis and ‘be the best that you can be’.
  • Provide a tennis and education programme which very few clubs and other schools can offer.

Our Director of Tennis, Simon James, welcomes you to come and talk to him about the Tennis Academy and looks forward to seeing every pupil out on the tennis courts.

To find out more and to book and pay online please follow this link.