The Wider Curriculum

Extra-Curricular Activities

At Harrow Shanghai we are committed to providing an outstanding holistic education that, when paired with outstanding academic provision, gives students the opportunity to shape and mold the excellent young people they will be when they leave us. We believe that Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) broaden horizons and instil a sense of adventure, leadership, teamwork and decision-making, complementing what goes on in the academic curriculum.

There is a wide and diverse range of activities on offer which cater for every student – whether you are participating in something you have been involved in for years or trying something new for the first time. Our ECA programme runs from Monday to Thursday, between 15:05 and 16:05 (some activities do extend later than this).

The aims of the Extra-Curricular Activities programme at Harrow Shanghai are:

  • To provide a wide range of enjoyable and challenging experiences above and beyond the timetabled curriculum.
  • To allow competitive teams, drama productions and music ensembles to reach high standards of team/group and personal performance.
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop their leadership and social skills through ‘student-led’ ECAs, delivered by some of our senior students.
  • To develop our involvement in community and service programmes, helping disadvantaged groups both locally and nationally.

For further details regarding the ECA programme please contact Mr Daniel Jeffries (

In addition, there is also a “Saturday Sport’ and ‘Saturday Swim’ programme for our students in Years 3-8. For further details regarding this please contact our Head of PE and Sport, Mr Kit Wapshott (

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Aircraft DesignArchitectural Design
Allegro StringsArt and Textiles
Andante StringsArt Guild
Art FactoryArt Materials And Techniques
Artists Around the WorldBluer Band
BalletBoard & Card Games
Beijing OperaBoxercise
Board GamesButton Art
Book ClubChess
Busythings ClubChinese Creative Reading & Writing
CalligraphyChinese Debating
ChessChinese Knots & Knitting
Chinese ArtChinese Watercolour Painting
Chinese Cultural Heritage ActivitiesChoir
CodingCreate a Comic Book
Comic DrawingCreative Writing
CookingCurrent Affairs
Creative DanceDebating
Creative PaintingDuke of Edinburgh
Creativity CentreECON Club
Dance Around The WorldEquestrian
DebatingFashion Design
Entomology (Bugs)Fitness/Gym
EquestrianForeign Language Film Club
Fashion DesignGames Of Stretegy & Maths Puzzles
Film MakingHarrow Talks
Flower ArrangingIntangible Arts of China
FootballKnitting and Crochet
Fun ArtLecture Series
Gardening and Eco ClubLessons in Financial Education (LiFE)
Guitar and Eukelade ClubMath Challenge Preparation
GymnasticsMath Games of Strategy
Harrow’s BookwormsMaths Nrich
LAMDAMaths Team
Life SkillsMinecraft: Education Edition
Mad ScienceModel United Nations (MUN)
Minecraft – Great ArchitectNetball
Multi SportsOlympiad
Poetry in ActionPython Enlightenment
Puzzles & CodebreakersRobotics
Robotics – Future InventorRowing (indoor & on water)
ShanghaineseSchool Musical
Singing Chinese Songs & DanceScience Investigations
Singing for FunScience Moocs
STEAMStudent Council
Street DanceSustainability Ambassadors
SwimmingTable Tennis
TaekwondoWind Band
Visual ArtWorld History