Explore Cathedral School

Co-Curricular Activities

Show me:
Basketball
Sport
Basketball

An addition to the co-curricular calendar enjoyed by Years 10 to 13

Cricket
Sport
Cricket

An outstanding tradition exists for cricket throughout the school's history; a major boys' and girls' sport

Cross Country
Sport
Cross Country

The annual Castle Run, Gould Cup & Willis Plate are highlights on the school's calendar

Football
Sport
Football

One of the three major boys’ sports; we take part in the Independent Schools Football Association each year

Hockey
Sport
Hockey

Competitive matches played weekly against local independent & state schools; one of the three major girls’ sports

Rowing
Sport
Rowing

Years 10-13 row at CBWAC as part of their Games lessons each week

Rugby
Sport
Rugby

As former Rosslyn Park Finalists, the school is renowned for its quality in rugby; one of the three major boys' sports

Skiing
Clubs
Skiing

Seniors and Sixth Formers enjoy ski trips to France & Austria, while our younger pupils practice their skills at Cardiff Ski Centre

Squash
Clubs
Squash

Keen squash players can sign up for this after school activity at Cardiff Squash Club or play as part of the Games curriculum in Years 10 to 13

Netball
Sport
Netball

1st VII U19 Urdd National Champions Netball & U16 Runners Up, Year 11 County Netball Tournament (2016/17); one of the three major girls’ sports Netball

Rounders
Sport
Rounders

One of the three major girls’ sports

Judo
Clubs
Judo

Weekly training for Juniors from former Commonwealth Games competitor

Dance
Performing Arts
Dance

Almost 20 classes each week for girls and boys; ballet, jazz & tap

Rugby 7s
Sport
Rugby 7s

U14 Dean Close Vase Winners (2016/17), following a successful season

Public Speaking
Clubs
Public Speaking

Opportunities to represent the school at various competitions including those run by CEWC Cymru & The Rotary Club

Drama
Performing Arts
Drama

Recent performances include High School Musical, Alice The Musical and Joseph & His Technicolour Dreamcoat

DofE Award
Clubs
DofE Award

Bronze, Silver & Gold levels delivered by our own dedicated staff; 70% of participants from Years 10-13

Eco Schools
Clubs
Eco Schools

A range of eco-related activities take place, including the up keep of the Junior Garden & a Recycled Fashion Show

Head's Award
Clubs
Head's Award

An anticipatory version of DofE for pupils in Years 7-9, highlighted as an example of best practice by Estyn

Computer Games
Clubs
Computer Games

Infant pupils improve their use & control of ICT skills through interactive games

Outward Bound
Clubs
Outward Bound

Opportunities to take part in a varied programme of kayaking, canoeing & white water rafting

Phoenix Society
Clubs
Phoenix Society

The Phoenix Society is open to all Seniors, but primarily aimed at those holding academic scholarships, providing challenging extension opportunities

Strength & Conditioning
Clubs
Strength & Conditioning

Our new gym is available to Years 7 to 13 before and after school. Specialist support is provided for respective senior squads

Theatre Appreciation
Clubs
Theatre Appreciation

Seniors with a love of the theatre have the opportunity to see the latest stage productions at the New Theatre & Wales Millennium Centre

Keyboard
Music
Keyboard

Learn more
Woodwind
Music
Woodwind

Learn more
Brass
Music
Brass

Strings
Music
Strings

Learn more
Rock & Pop
Music
Rock & Pop

Learn more
Percussion
Music
Percussion

Learn more
Speech & Drama
Performing Arts
Speech & Drama

Infants to Sixth Formers are prepared for LAMDA examinations, with outstanding results achieved

D&T Club
Art & Design
D&T Club

Design making skills of Seniors are enhanced through individual products & themed tasks

Choirs
Music
Choirs

Learn more
Science
Clubs
Science

Budding Senior scientists have the opportunity to work towards Crest Science Awards through extension projects

Climbing
Sport
Climbing

Years 11 to 13 enjoy the facilities at Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre

Archaeology
Clubs
Archaeology

The Juniors are taken on a journey back in time each week by the School Archivist, Mrs Mumford

Sketching
Art & Design
Sketching

Juniors learn how to sketch precisely using graphite pencils and pastels & to create storyboards

Book Club
Clubs
Book Club

Off syllabus work for Seniors looking at works by Robert Burns, Dylan Thomas & Lewis Carroll to date

Creative Writing
Clubs
Creative Writing

For Juniors keen to fine tune their planning & writing skills

Jazz
Music
Jazz

Learn more
Choristers
Music
Choristers

Learn more
Baking
Clubs
Baking

The Infants & Juniors make lots of delicious treats in The Lodge Bakery to take home

Chess
Clubs
Chess

Wales representation at U18, U16 & U14 level, with many of the Infants & Juniors playing as an after school activity