Clubs and societies

There are around 50 clubs and societies that meet during lunchtime or after school, so there really is something to interest everyone.

Clubs and societies are a feature of life at KES and can play an important part in pupils’ personal and cultural development. From academic societies, to creative and sporting pursuits, and those that teach practical skills, there’s much to get involved in and boys can even set up their own.

Many meetings feature speakers from universities, commerce and industry while others might take the form of debates or presentations given by boys or staff.

Spring term 2021

Below you can view the clubs and societies that are meeting regularly during lockdown. There are also a number of additional events taking place, which vary week by week and are emailed to all pupils in a bi-weekly bulletin. Pupils can access the Google Classroom codes for all of the meetings on Firefly.

Club/society Brief description Day/time (if appropriate)

Subject Specific

The Anagnostics

Classical drama reading group; lectures and discussion on anything Classics-related

Thursday 1-1.45pm (one-off lectures only during lockdown)

Club littéraire de francais

Literary French club for the DivHL

Monday 1.20pm

Economics and Business Society

Talks and discussions – economics, business, and their impact on current affairs

Wednesday 6pm

Economics Enrichment

Economics reading and discussion

Tuesday 1.05pm

Engineering Society


Monday 1.05pm

Geography Society

Talks and discussions on geographical issues

Monday 4.30pm

History Society

Talks and discussions

Wednesday 4.15pm

Languages Society

Aimed at Shells to Fourths

Tuesday 1.05pm


Medical implications and ethics



Philosophy reading group Sixths and Divs (and very keen Fifths)

Friday Week B 1.05pm

Physics Society

Talks and discussions on different areas of physics and its applications

Tuesday 4.10pm

Psychology Society

Discussion and fascinating facts about human brain and behaviour

Friday 1.15pm

Sports’ Science

Occasional talks and discussions


Reading and Writing

BLOCK Magazine

All forms of writing accepted for publication: ongoing


Bookworms (Shells)

Discuss a novel together


Bookworms (Rems)

Discuss a novel together


Bookworms (UMs)

Discuss a novel together


Talking Books

A chance to chat about what you have been reading recently, or indeed at any time, and to share ideas. Shells to Fourths with a separate group for each year

Shells Wednesday 11.10-11.30am; Rems Thursday 1-1.20pm; UMs Thursday 12.45-1.05pm; Fourths Tuesday 1.20-1.40pm

Writers’ Society

Join and write! Conducted via GC it offers flexibility to boys regarding the scale of commitment. Pick a task that appeals to you and write about it. Writing Competitions.

Anytime. Notifications posted on Thursdays lunchtime


Shells’ Clef Club

Shells’ composition club

Monday 4.10pm

Clef Club

Composition club

Monday 6pm

Shells’ Choir


Tuesday 6pm

Lower voices’ choir


Thursday 6pm

KES Choir


Wednesday 6pm


Shells Drama Club

Drama Club for the Shells

Wednesday 1.15pm

Rems’ Drama Club

Drama Club for the Rems

Tuesday 1.15pm

Fourths’ Drama Club

Drama Club for the Fourths

Monday 1.15pm

Whole School – Faith

KEHS and KES joint Christian Union

Discussing what the Bible says about Jesus and everything. All welcome

Wednesday 1.10pm

Islamic Society


KES Sikh Society

Weekly discussions about Sikh teachings and history. Teacher and student led. All welcome!

Thursday 12.55pm

Discussion and Ideas


Talks and discussions on issues in philosophy, religion, ethics

Tuesday 4.15pm

Junior Debating Society

All welcome, especially Shells to Fifths

Wednesday 1.10pm

MUN Society

Discussions on MUN topics and preparation for conferences

Thursday 1pm Occasionally Friday

The Essayists

A great essays reading group for Sixths and Divs

Friday Week A 1.05pm

KES and KEHS Sustainability Society

Weekly Zoom to plan Sustainability Week and decarbonisation at home and school

Tuesday 1.10pm


Art Exhibition

Art ideas and discussion – submit your work for the school website


Chess Club

Online games and tournaments

Wednesday (Shells) and Thursday lunch 1.10pm

Dental Soc


KES Twitchers


Friday 8am

Minecraft Club

For Shells and Rems interested in building and mining

Fridays 1.30pm

Sporting Film Club

Watching and discussing films about sport


Take a Break Club

Daily Guided Meditation during breaktime over Zoom

Daily Tuesday to Friday, 5 mins into breaktime.

Visual Media Society

Cinema & more! Discussion of new series, classic films and plenty other geeky bits besides

Thursday 1pm

Zwift Club


Friday 2pm


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