Co-Curricular Activities



Extra-Curricular Activities

Girls participate in two lunchtime activities a week, which include:

  • Art Club Business Studies Club
  • Chess
  • Computer Science
  • Conversation – French*, Spanish*, Mandarin*, Italian*
  • Debating
  • Faith in Action
  • Fashion Design
  • First Aid
  • Greek Language and Green dancing
  • LAMDA*
  • Maths Games & Maths Curiosities
  • Movies: Foreign Language or Classics
  • Music: Choir, Pop Band, Orchestra
  • Mystery and Gothic Horror Novels
  • Philosophy
  • Reading
  • School Production Club
  • Sports: Cheerleading*, Athletics, Trampolining, Fencing, Football, Netball, Tennis*, Sailing*, Dance
  • Student Council
  • Young Chef

* Extra charges apply


Educational Visits and In-school Events

 Each year group has the opportunity to go on educational outings or attend in-house events several times a year. In recent years these trips have included:

1st Form

Team-Building day, History trip to Tower of London, Science trip to RAF Hendon, French trip to Boulogne, Trip to the Shaolin Temple and Watford Geography trip.

2nd Form

Art trip to National Portrait Gallery, Dance trip to Pineapple Studios, Ecology day, Take Your Daughter to Work Day, Walton-on-the-Naze, visiting Hampton Court, also The Jewish Museum.

3rd Form

Careers trip to Oxford, Science trip to Kew Gardens, Journalism workshop, Careers workshop, Science Museum, British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, A trip to the Globe Theatre, also a Geography/Biology trip to the New Forest.

4th Form

Business Studies/HE/Geography trip to Cadbury’s World, Textiles trip to V&A Museum, Geography trip to Epping Forest, Classics trip to British Museum, Study Skills Day, Careers Fair.OAA (outdoor adventure activity day), visit The Shard; Bank of England, Oxford University Debating Chamber.

 5th Form

Examinations Practice Workshop, Enrichment trip to London, PE trip to an outdoor adventure centre.

Lower 6th Form

Study Skills Day, Team building day, Etiquette workshop, EPQ trip to Cambridge University, UCAS Convention, visit The Shard; Bank of England.

Upper 6th Form

Study Skills Day, Team-Building day, EPQ Presentation Day, Enrichment trips, Women of The Future, Holocaust Memorial Day

Guest Speakers

We regularly invite speakers to present to all year groups on a variety of different topics. Past speakers have included visitors from various London universities, the Metropolitan Police, the Army, the RAF, CAFOD (Catholic Aid Agency), the NHS, the AA, Olympic Competitors, parents and former St Martha’s students.

 Careers Education and Guidance

We are full members of Inspiring Futures, which provides career and higher education advice, as well as testing, follow-up interviews and online resources. Girls join the Inspiring Futures scheme in 5th Form and benefit from its guidance until Upper 6th Form.

Study Skills Days take place during 4th Form – Upper 6th Form, and 4th Form girls do a period of work experience at the end of the summer term, while Lower 6th girls complete a work-shadowing placement.