Holmfirth High offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We firmly believe that students benefit greatly from being involved in activities beyond the curriculum and that this helps to develop character, promote cohesion and encourages students to consider themselves as part of the community.

We have a program of extra-curricular activities that caters for a variety of interests, in sport, the arts and a range of clubs and societies. Our aim is for pupils to get involved as much as they can with these opportunities.

One of the most popular extra-curricular activities is the Duke of Edinburgh’s award. Pupils take part in the bronze award at year 10.

There are a number of Expeditions that leave the school every 2 years, pupils take part in treks, horse riding, Canoeing, scuba diving, mountain walking and local projects. These are to various countries, the most recent are to Malawi, Japan and China.

Every year the school runs a ski trip for skiers and snowboarders to various different exciting locations.

There are a number of seasonal sporting clubs available to pupils. In the summer there is Athletics, Cricket and Rounders. Then in the winter pupils can take part in Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball and Cross Country.

Holmfirth High has a wide range of clubs with everything from EcoClub to Retro Gaining Club and many things in between.

Every year in the summer there is an Activities Week with a range of activities, ranging from cycling in France to surfing in Cornwall, work experience, Year 9 camp and paintballing to name a few.

As a school we are very keen that every child takes part in at least one extra-curricular activity. School should be about more than just lessons and by taking part young people will discover and develop new skills and friendship which will help to enrich their lives.