Godalming College +1

The +1 offer at Godalming College gives you a chance to add activities to your timetable to support your progression. They also provide a great opportunity to explore and develop skills, talents and aspirations and/or improve an activity you already enjoy.  There are also opportunities to achieve another qualification too.  Please see +1 Options leaflet for more information.

+ Enrichment

Our aim is to provide a range of +1 opportunities for you to explore and develop your skills, talents and aspirations alongside your academic or vocational subjects. This will enable you to gain confidence, enjoy learning and broaden your experiences. The information below contains a selection of +1 options, but it is certainly not an exhaustive list.

+ Sport

Godalming College has some of the best sports facilities in the area. We have high specification netball/tennis courts. International standard rugby and football pitches plus a county size, fully equipped sports hall. We have a fantastic reputation for competitive sport and offer a full programme of team sports. We also believe that sports should be for all and therefore we offer opportunities for all students who want to remain fit and healthy.

Team Sports include:

  • Football
  • Girl's Football
  • Netball
  • Mixed Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Rugby

sport activities include

  • fully equiped gym
  • 5-a-side football
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Dodgeball
  • Personal training
  • Trampolining
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga and Zumba

+ The Arts

The Arts are a n integral part of the College community with many students coming together to celebrate their talent regardless of whether they study an Arts subject or not. The Arts not only support the College community at events, productions, exhibitions and concerts but also the wider community and have raised thousands of pounds for local and national charities.

Drama and Dance

Theatre company ClassAction at Godalming College is a centre for excellence in Performing Arts and offers a unique training environment that is inspiring, nurturing, and supportive. Alongside training from our own teaching staff you are regularly invited to work alongside industry professionals to ensure the training you receive is the best it can be. .

Download a ClassAction leaflet here


The music department is very vibrant and productive at Godalming College with many performance opportunities throughout the year as part of the Concert Orchestra, Contemporary Choir, Chamber Choir, Jazz Band or one of our many chamber ensembles. We regularly take trips to London to see professional musicians/orchestras perform and welcome all students with a passion for any kind of music.. Download a Music Activities leaflet here


The Artsmark recognised the outstanding provision at Godalming College for the Arts which includes state of the art resources, specialist teaching, the work achieved with industry and community organisations and our commitment to developing the Arts. We also promote best practice by running keynote speaker and CPD sessions for teachers in other colleges.

"I was really impressed with the musical excellence of the students, what particularly struck me was how brilliant Godalming college is at helping them feel relaxed and happy to perform in public, in front of their peers, their teachers and even their Principal! Thank you to all at the College who create such a supportive and empowering environment." Mrs K Ferry (parent)


+ Challenges and Activities

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The DofE is all about gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new things. Join over 100 students working towards their Silver and Gold Awards. It’s a great way to make new friends and your teamwork and leadership skills will impress future employers and universities. Download a Duke of Edinburgh Award leaflet here

Film of Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

True Adventure

Each year an intrepid group of students volunteer to join an expedition to a developing country to learn more about the culture and community. They take part in a challenging expedition and also work on a community project which often involves building, decorating and refurbishment to provide amenities for local people. Expeditions in the future are

2018 - India
2019 - Borneo

More clubs and activities

If you have something else in mind Students' Union and Student Activities Officer at College will help to create and support a club or society which promotes your interests and aspirations. 
• Advanced Linguistics
• Board Games Club
• Christian Union
• College Radio
• Creative Writing
• Debating and public speaking
• Equality and Diversity Group
• LGBTReading Scheme
• Robotics and Coding Club
• Secular Society
• Student Magazine


Our statistics

94.8% of students feel that the College facilities provide a pleasant environment in which to study

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