Clubs & Societies

The College runs a number of academic clubs and societies to help develop students' skills and passions beyond their A level studies.

Academic Enrichment

Students at Sir John Deane’s enjoy a wide variety of clubs and societies, enabling them to indulge in new passions and extend their skills and knowledge in a chosen subject area.

Opportunities are also available for students to set up their own club or society at the College with the help and support from teachers and colleagues.

Our 2023/24 enrichment programme includes:

  • Biology Society
  • Book Club
  • Charities Committee
  • Chemistry Society
  • Chess Club
  • Creative Writing
  • Debate Society
  • Diversitas
  • Environmental Society
  • Film Club
  • Geography Society
  • History Society
  • Interfaith Society
  • Maths Society
  • Women’s Society

The College also runs a number of short courses that take place during the Autumn term, offering a huge range of activities from origami and card making to pop culture and criminology.

Student Volunteering

The College’s thriving Charities Committee is a group of pro-active individuals with a strong social conscience. They are led by a smaller group of students and the whole committee meet on a weekly basis to discuss possible fundraising ideas and charities to support.

The Committee try to organise at least one event per half-term and support both national and local charities. They always welcome new members and encourage students to put their ideas forward for causes that are especially close to their hearts.

Last year, students raised more than two and a half thousand pounds for a number of good causes including, Macmillan Cancer Support, Children in Need, the British Heart Foundation and Salvation Army, to name just a few.

Students also have the opportunity to volunteer as a library mentor during their study periods.


Reading Mentor Scheme

Opportunities are available to work with local school children, from Kingsmead Primary School, as part of the College鈥檚 Reading Mentor scheme.聽 Students work one-to-one with children across all year groups, helping them to develop essential reading and comprehension skills. Students may also be asked to work in the classroom as learning mentors on occasions, for example in maths or literacy.

This is a great opportunity for those considering careers in teaching, psychology, and health and social care to name a few and can also be used to fulfil the volunteering element of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver or Gold Award. Students will receive full training and will be required to apply for a DBS certificate (paid for by the College).