The Sidney Society is named in commemoration of the School's most famous literary figure Sir Philip Sidney (1554-86).
Throughout the academic year, the Sidney Society arranges:
- formal lectures and competitions two or three times a term;
- directed talks (internal or external speakers) aimed at particular groups of either GCSE or A Level students, particularly for revision during the Summer Term;
- Third Form conversaziones once or twice a term;
- Sixth Form soirées - poetry readings, talks, papers by students, films - anything that's not on an exam syllabus (again once or twice a term);
- theatre trips, reading trips etc.