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.
Pupils are offered a rich and varied range of activities through the many clubs and societies that operate as part of the Toot Hill Extra 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 pupils are encouraged to take up or continue playing a musical instrument and to join one of the many bands provided by our Music department. Pupils are encouraged to develop their creativity by attending artistic workshops and to aspire to perform in our hugely successful annual dramatic show. The annual performance is produced and directed by our Drama team, stars Toot Hill pupils and is staged at the Newark Palace Theatre. Recent performances include ‘West Side Story’ in 2015 and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ in 2016.
Departments operate a wide range of visits linked to their curriculum from European foreign exchanges and scientific research expeditions to historical tours and cultural experiences. Our annual Activities Week and Hagg Farm 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. All Year 11 pupils are encouraged to take part in the government’s flagship youth programme, the National Citizen Service, once they have completed their GCSE examinations.
Toot Hill Torches is our way of recognising and rewarding the incredible achievements our pupils make. These are recorded online using bespoke software and collated to form the basis of pupils’ CVs. This is our way of capturing and recognising daily achievements.