Clubs & Activities

QEH Junior School offers a variety of lunchtime and after-school clubs. So if you're interested in sport, the arts or music, there should be something for everyone!


Deep thinkers meet Mr Leighton on a Monday lunchtime. The boys are challenged to discuss a variety of intriguing topics and this helps to develop critical and creative thinking skills.


Maths Club with Mr Hall on a Monday lunchtime is open to boys of all abilities. Problem solving tasks are the main activity and these are great fun, while also sharpening the boys' thought processes.

Steel Pans

This club is run by Mrs Hall, Head of Performing Arts.  The boys learn to play in an ensemble and perform at assemblies and concerts.

indoor Football

This very popular club runs in the Gym after school on a Monday.  It's a chance for the boys to hone their skills and run around the gym, having a game with their friends. Training shoes are a must!

Wreck this Journal

The boys meet  Mr Burlingham on Tuesday lunchtimes and work their way through the Journal, writing, scrunching, drawing or doing whatever the page tells them to do. It's creativity gone wild!


Open to all Year groups, and for beginners as well as more experienced players. An active Chess Ladder provides an element of competition, as does the Inter-House Chess Tournament held annually. In future terms, it is hoped to arrange chess fixtures with other local schools. The boys meet on a Tuesday lunchtime.


Years 3 and 4 are able to spend Tuesday lunchtimes using Lego to make structures of their choice. This encourages imaginative and interactive play as the boys work together and share ideas.


The boys experiment with different materials and media, as they create their own masterpeices in this relaxing after school club on Tuesday afternoons, run by Mrs Taylor.

Current Affairs Quiz

Mr Leighton leads a discussion on the news stories of the week, and the boys then answer quiz questions on current affairs and general knowledge, encouraging an awareness and understanding of the wider world.


Cotham Lawn Tennis Club is the venue for this activity and they travel there by school minibus.  The boys are coached by an experienced professional and the club is suitable for beginners and more seasoned players - learning to serve or improving their volleys and passing shots down the line!  There is a small charge for this activity.


The boys travel to the Climbing Centre by minibus, after school on Tuesdays where they climb, boulder and abseil.  There is a small charge for this activity.

Chamber Choir

This auditioned choir for Years 5 and 6 rehearses on Wednesday mornings before school,  These boys wear the traditional QEH bluecoats when they perform at services and prizegiving.

Magazine Club 

The boys meet Mrs Russell and Mrs Colley in the ICT Suite on Wednesday lunchtimes, where they compose and design articles about issue and topics which are important to them, while improving their creative writing and ICT skills.

Green Club

Get involved in various projects aimed at improving the back garden area of the Junior School. Activities include growing our own vegetables and making bird boxes and feeders. Green Club meets on Wednesdays after school.


Any aspiring actors should join our Drama Club and work towards a starring role!  In recent years, Drama Club has performed at the School Shakespeare Festival. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays after school. 

Instrumental Group

Boys are invited to join the group if they play an instrument to a good level. The music played is varied and fun with a focus on performing in assemblies and at concerts. The instrumental group rehearses before school on Fridays.    


Open to all boys who enjoy singing and performing. The choir meets every Friday lunchtime and regularly performs in assemblies and at concerts.


All boys are welcome to join Judo, whatever their ability. The club takes place in the Senior School gym, after school on Fridays. Please note that there is a charge to attend this club.


The boys head down to the Floating Harbour to get afloat,  They learn how to manage their craft safely, including capsize drill.  There is a small charge for this club.

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