The Co-curricular programme is a fundamental part of life at Ellesmere College and aims to broaden all students' life experiences through a wide range of activities, clubs, societies, sports, courses, performances and visits.

During their time in the School we would expect that every child will have been given the opportunity to sing, dance, act and compete, while also debating, learning and developing a commitment to service.

Expeditions through either the Combined Cadet Force or the Duke of Edinburgh's Award are designed to increase each student's personal resilience, while lunchtime activities aim to kindle enthusiasm for pursuits beyond the taught curriculum. The cumulative result of these programmes are confident and interesting young people who expect themselves to play a leading role in whichever group, institution or business they join.