All pupils are encouraged to take part in a range of activities for which time is set aside each day. Among the activities available are dance, drama, pottery, debating, chess, photography, first aid, life guarding, judo, equestrian (winning many individual and team awards), shooting (both clay pigeon and small bore) and fishing – there are over 55 activities to choose from each week.
Strathallan delivers both the Bronze and Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Awards. The Bronze level is started in the Fourth Form and carried on into the Fifth Form. Gold is started in the Sixth Form. The award is made up of four core sections for all levels. These are Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. At Gold level the pupils also have to complete a five day residential experience, with young people they do not know. Many Universities look very positively at the Gold Award. Glasgow University has recently been in the news with regards taking into account the Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
We have a large voluntary contingent of the Combined Cadet Force comprising Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Army sections. This is a popular option for Wednesday afternoons and promotes leadership skills as well as self-reliance and outdoor education. CCF Cadets have access to a wide range of activities run by the Ministry of Defence.