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Frome College - Extra-curricular activities

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

DofE is available to all students in the school. 

Year 9 - Bronze award is offered - Introductory letter has already gone out - more available in student services.
Parents' presentation  October 3rd Frome Futures
Initial interest forms should be handed in by October 9th.
The full programme is on the introductory letter.
Year 10 - Finishing bronze and starting silver
Qualifying bronze expeditions are currently happening.
Silver enrolment - for students new to the award or for students who have completed the bronze level - October/November
Year 11 - Completing silver/starting gold activities
Silver activities need to be completed.
Students can start their gold level when they are 16 years old.
Students who have not done the award before can start at gold, but must be prepared to complete basic training.
Year 12 - Completing gold activities and expeditions
Training for direct entrants continuing with Gold activities
Expedition to Snowdonia in July
Year 13 - Gold Qualifying expedition
Plan for and complete a gold qualifying expedition
Complete Gold Activities
There will be a programme of after school meetings for different year groups, usually on Monday evenings. The programme is usually circulated by email to all participants.



Conservation work

There will be six conservation work days with Somerset Wildlife Trust organised on weekends from October through to March. The work days can be used to complete the volunteering section of the Award. Dates to be confirmed – keep an eye out for updates on the noticeboard!

Further details can be found on the noticeboard between S12 and S13 or by contacting Mr Marsh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



College productions are performed annually in the Merlin Theatre and past successes include:

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Crucible
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle
  • Grease
  • Romeo and Juliet

A Level pieces are performed in the drama studio as well as our annual GCSE performance evening ‘Just Originals’ which showcases our Year 11 work every April.


Exchanges and visits

Our French and German exchange programme is based on Frome’s twin towns, Chateau Gontier and Murrhardt.

Every year we have an extensive programme of foreign visits. In past years these have included historical studies of the First World War Battlefields, Business Studies trips to Berlin, visits to art exhibitions in Amsterdam and Paris, Religion and Philosophy trips to Rome, skiing trips to various parts of Europe and Design Technology trips to Rome and Barcelona.

Educational visits within this country are regularly arranged by many curriculum teams. These include theatre visits for English and Drama, fieldwork for Geography and Biology and tours of the Houses of Parliament for those studying Government and Politics. Our link with Villiers Park Residential centre offers our A Level students opportunities for advanced study weeks. Kilver Court also offers opportunities for able students in a number of subject areas.


Over 100 students have instrumental tuition in College with specialist visiting tutors - several students have passed Grade 8 with distinction. Where possible there is continuity of teacher between the Middle School and College.

These musicians help make up various music groups such as the College Band, String Ensemble, College Choir, Wind Group, the Sax group and String and Wind quartets. Regular performances are held throughout the year.


We play competitive fixtures and cup competitions in many sports at local, county, national and international level.

An extensive programme of house competitions takes place in team sports and we have open competitions in individual sports such as squash and tennis.

Click here to see Frome College sports events, fixtures and results.


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