Activities during the lunch hour, before or after school are an important part of life at Hillcrest. They encourage students to pursue their interests and help them make friends in other forms or year groups. Each student is issued with a grid of activities that they can attend every term.
There are a variety of activities and clubs that take place during lunchtime and after school, below is an example of some of the things students can take part in:
- Breakfast Club
- Rounds and Football
- Various Types of Athletics
- Poetry/Book Club
- Duke of Edinburgh
- Dance Club
- Science Club
- Chinese, Arabic and Turkish Clubs
- Revision/Coursework support
- Support Study Zone
Excursions are organised by various departments around the school. Students have visited the USA, Paris, Boulogne, and Wales along with more local visits to Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, London, Stratford, and Chester. The Performing Arts department also runs residential and day course to Blackwell Court (Outward Bound Activity centre) and Kingsbury water sports centre.
Visits to theatres, art galleries, and museums are also an integral part of the school curriculum.