The vigour and variety of life outside the classroom are both a cause and a symptom of a happy and thriving community at Wallingford.
The school is very active after lessons with a number of clubs and teacher-led sessions. Staff here are happy to support visits run by their colleagues, which makes an extensive extracurricular programme possible.
Field work and overseas trips
Some subjects, such as Geography, History and Food Technology, require field work studies and students may travel as far as Dorset to prepare assignments.
The Languages department has a tradition of visits and trips to France and Germany.
There is a four day trip to France offered in Year 8 and almost all Year 7 students spend a summer day in Boulogne. Some trips are just for fun and include days out to theme parks or paintballing, evening trips skating or bowling and residential visits to a number of centres around the country.