Clubs and Societies at Norwich High School for Girls

Posted on 22nd November 2023

At Norwich High School for Girls there is so much for students to get involved in beyond the classroom.

At Norwich High, we have a busy schedule of clubs and societies across the whole school, with something to suit everyone.

In the Senior School and Sixth Form alone, there are over 45 clubs and 17 societies to get involved in this term. From pond dipping to chess, Feminist Society to drama and dance…and everything in between!

We are shining a spotlight on just a few of our Senior School clubs…

Chess Club

Chess Club has been running in the school for over 10 years. This term, they have been meeting in the Jameson Library every Wednesday lunchtime.

In 2023, members of the Chess Club competed against other schools in online tournaments, finishing 4th out of 10 schools in February and 2nd out of 12 schools in May. More tournaments are planned for this academic year and any students are welcome to come and have a go.

Changemakers Club

Change Makers is our student diversity and inclusion group, who help organise lots of events throughout the year and raise awareness of different issues and celebrations to make sure everyone is included and represented.

“I go to Change Makers Club as it is a platform where I can be passionate about diversity and inclusion. There we have great fun planning and carrying out assemblies, religious celebrations, awareness programmes etc. We discuss things that are important to us and try to make every student feel represented. It’s the best club ever.”

Rashmi, Year 13 student and Changemakers member


Senior Orchestra is just one of a huge variety of musical clubs running every week across the entire school. From Ceilidh Bands to Rock Bands, there is something to suit every musician.

Students involved in our Senior Orchestra benefit from the opportunity to perform in front of audiences at a number of different events throughout the year, including our prestigious annual Choral Concert at the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Norwich.

Kayaking Club

We partner with Norwich Canoe Club to offer kayaking sessions to students in Years 7 and 8.

Students learn lots of paddle skills, often through playing games like kayak polo, capsize races, standing up challenges and the perennial favourite, the sinking game, in which the paddlers must sink their boats but not capsize! They learn good forward paddling technique, draw strokes to move sideways, turning strokes, and they get the chance to learn to roll too.

Teaching water confidence and a feel for the water are a big part of the sessions. For those who really enjoy kayaking, they then have the chance to go to the Norwich Canoe Club and paddle outside on the river, and we can also offer kayaking during Games lessons too.

Football Club

Mrs Packer runs a Football Club, which meets on Tuesday lunchtimes. She says it’s been brilliant to see how much the players have improved in just one term.

Mrs Packer comments: “Players are now scanning and moving well on the ball, they can pass accurately and loft the ball to make a good cross. We have some fantastic developing strikers who consistently score in the corners.”

Allotment Club

Dingly Dell Allotment Club is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy getting stuck in with gardening and maintaining our House allotments.

Run by Mr Hall on Tuesday lunchtimes, the club can see up to 25 girls attending, from Year 7 students to Sixth Formers. We saw a great harvest of vegetables last year and there’s always lots of spare veg for students to take home.

“It’s fantastic to see students making a stronger link between the foods they eat and what they look like in the ground, how they grow and ripen and what needs to be done to get them ready for harvest. Aside from that, I just love seeing the girls enjoying being outside, working together on a project and chatting happily about all sorts of stuff as they do.”

Mr Hall, Head of Outdoor Learning