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Clubs and societies

With around 50 clubs and societies running, there’s something for everyone!

There are a wide variety of clubs and societies at the Latymer School, some are teacher-led but many are student-led.

The annual Clubs and Societies Fair in September launches the activities that there will be for the coming academic year. Students lay out their stall in the Great Hall to recruit members and give a flavour of what will be on offer in terms of agendas and activities. As we have a split lunchtime our lunchtime clubs are split between Key Stage 3 and Key Stages 4/5. This is an exciting development for us as it has given the younger students the opportunity to take a lead.

Whether the students find fulfilment and enjoyment in areas such drama, musical performance and sports, or in another field of endeavour – from chess, computing and politics to manga, feminism and board games – the Latymer School usually has a club or group that will cater for their needs. With around 50 clubs and societies running, there’s something for everyone! And if, by chance, we don’t, we encourage students to take the initiative: we will try to support them in establishing something new with like-minded pupils.

Sixth Form
The Sixth Form take a lead on clubs and societies either running discussion groups within their society or supporting the younger students. Sixth formers are also very involved in the following:

The Lecture Series
As a school we believe in extending the Sixth Form through super-curricular activities, enriching and deepening academic development through the two-year A Level course. One of the ways we do this is through many speakers visiting throughout the year, organised with a departmental as well as a whole school focus.

We have recently welcomed the following speakers:

  • Amy Smith: Working in creative and digital businesses.
  • Frances Ridout: The Law around image-based sexual abuse.
  • Tomiwa Owolade: Decolonising Africa.
  • Dr Tobi Ayorinde and Dr Mohammad Hossain: Ethical dilemmas in organ transplantation.
  • Dr Rishi Chopra: Support for medical interviews for Year 13 students.
  • Nadia Valman: Victorian novels.

Magazines
Starting with Clio (history magazine written and produced by students), we now have a number of student-led magazines in economics, English and science.

Charities Committee
We aim to raise awareness and involve the school community in activities to support small or local charities, and we believe that our combined efforts and contributions can make a difference in the community.

Mental health charity for children, young people and their parents.

Global humanitarian organisation committed to ending world hunger.

Small charity helping street children, poor and sick people in Gujarat, India.

Mental health charity in England and Wales.

Charity helping those with a life-limiting illness and specialist needs in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.

Local hospice providing palliative care for over 350 children who have a life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, and their families.

United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.

Hospital providing the UK's widest range of specialist health services for children.

National charity for people experiencing homelessness.

National care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers.

Global charity supporting children to learn, grow and become who they want to be.