Activities during the lunch hour, before or after school are an important part of life at Hillcrest. They encourage students to pursue their interests and help them make friends in other forms or year groups. Each student is issued with a grid of activities that they can attend every term.

There are a variety of activities and clubs that take place during lunch time and after school, below is an example of some of the things students can take part in:

Netball, Rounds and Football

Various Types of Athletics

Poetry/Book Clubs

Dance Club

Science Club

Revision/Coursework support

English/Maths Support

BBC School News Report

Study Zone



Excursions are organised by various departments around the school. Students have visited the USA, Paris, Boulogne and Wales along with more local visits to Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, London, Stratford and Chester. The Performing Arts department also runs residential and day course to Blackwell Court (Outward Bound Activity centre) and Kingsbury water sports centre.

Visits to theatres, art galleries and museums are also an integral part of the school curriculum.