The co-curricular programme at Warminster continues to be a vibrant and vital part of school life. There is an emphasis on sporting and performing arts clubs, and opportunities such as the Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, Ten Tors and LAMDA, are positively encouraged.
The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a tri-Service military cadet organisation based in schools and colleges throughout the UK. Our CCF Contingent was formed in 1972 and membership is optional and pupils normally join on entering Year 9. The aim is to provide a disciplined organisation within a school and to help pupils develop leadership skills through training which promotes qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance, perseverance and a sense of service to the community.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme aims to develop personal skills, including self-motivation, organisation and team-building skills. The School runs a comprehensive training programme to prepare pupils for the expedition section of the Award. Bronze level pupils complete two walking expeditions, whilst the Gold Award pupils choose either walking or sea kayaking expeditions. It requires a high level of commitment particularly at Gold level. Universities and employers alike rate those young people who achieve a DofE Award as exemplary students, employees, and UK citizens.
Ten Tors is a team endurance event that covers 35, 45 or 55 miles and takes place one weekend a year in the Dartmoor National Park. Organised by the British Army, it tests individual and group resilience, determination, navigation and survival skills.
Pupils also have the opportunity to challenge themselves further and experience superb educational trips and expeditions during their time here. A broad range of opportunities are on offer including European language trips; cultural visits to cities such as Paris, Berlin and Venice; and more adventurous self-funded expeditions to places such as Ecuador, Ghana, Morocco and Tanzania.