Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced educational experience that combines rigorous academic study with a diverse range of character-building enrichment experiences.
Students are offered a rich and varied range of activities through the many clubs and societies that operate as part of the Extended Study programme. A comprehensive range of sporting opportunities are available such as football, rugby, cricket, table tennis, netball and athletics. Pupils regularly represent the school and our sports teams have a strong tradition of success in local, regional and national competitions.
Music and the Performing Arts are very much at the heart of Toot Hill. All students are encouraged to take up or continue playing a musical instrument and to join one of the many bands provided by our Music department. Students are encouraged to develop their creativity by attending artistic workshops and to aspire to perform in our hugely successful annual dramatic show. This performance is produced and directed by our Drama team, stars Toot Hill pupils and has been previously staged at the Newark Palace Theatre and Bingham Leisure Centre. Our most recent performance was 'We Will Rock You' in the summer of 2023.
Departments operate a wide range of visits linked to their curriculum from European trips and scientific research expeditions to historical tours and cultural experiences. Our annual Activities Week and Year 8 residential visit are particular milestones on our calendar.
For the more adventurous, we now offer the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award in Year 10, which concludes with a two-day self-sufficient expedition into the rolling Belvoir countryside. Silver and Gold training can then be undertaken at Toot Hill College.