Markethill High School pupils are fortunate that they have many opportunities at lunchtime or after school to extend their learning and learn new skills. We provide a great range of activities that cater for all interests and levels of ability. If the links to the left are not enough, pupils also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of trips from theatres and places of historical interest to residential trips throughout Europe and the world, such as annual Languages trips and ski trips.

Art Club



Badminton takes place on a Wednesday afternoon in the Youth Annex from 3.30 – 4.30 pm. Mrs Jay and Miss Tedford are in charge. We have warm-up exercises, mini-tournaments and different games to help develop badminton skills e.g. Round Robin. 

BBC School Report

Students from this school will be making more news for real on 10 March 2016 as they take part in BBC News School Report again. We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on the News Day, so please save this page as a favourite and return to it later. In the meantime, take a look at what our students produced last year.

Book Club

Chess Club

The Chess Club meets on a Monday at lunch time in Mrs Greer's lab.

During the year various chess competitions are held.

Teacher in charge of chess: Mrs Greer


Computer Club

Dance Academy

The Dance Academy began on the 5th September. 56 pupils attended and learned a dance to Taio Cruz ‘Dynamite.’ The pupils then auditioned to be chosen for the dance team. 13 pupils were chosen for the senior team (Years 11 and 12) and 16 pupils were selected for the junior team (Years 8 -10.)

Debating Society

The Debating Society meets twice a month on a Monday in M4 during lunchtime.


We hold debates on a range of topical and relevant issues. 

Teacher in charge of the Debating Society: Mrs Davis

Drama Club

Drama Club Co-ordinator: Mrs S. Hargan

Equestrian Team

Fitness Suite







Having become an increasingly well-established sport at Markethill High School, Rugby is now firmly on the sports agenda of staff and pupils alike at the school.

Running Club

The Running Club takes place on a Wednesday afternoon around Markethill or in Gosford Forest Park from 3.30 – 4.30 pm. Mr Maxwell is in charge. We have warm-up exercises, jogs, sprints, hill work, stamina building and long-distance runs. Everyone is welcome in Years 8 – 12. We also take part in competitions.

Teacher in charge of the Running Club: Mr Maxwell


School Trips


Young Enterprise

 The Young Enterprise Company Programme offers students between the ages of 15 to 19 the opportunity to set up and run their own company over the course of one academic year.  Students elect a Board of Directors, raise share capital, market and finance a real product or service of their own choice and sell it to the general public.

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