Extra Curricular Activities

The most important reason for going to school is to learn. However, we know that there is more to school than just lessons, and we provide an extensive range of clubs and activities for the children to try.

We take all our children, in their year groups, to a wide range of places of interest and fun which are related to the topic work that they do.

We run an  extensive range of clubs and activities within  the school week from Year 1 – Year 6.

We also encourage our children to consider others less fortunate than themselves by raising money for charities.

 

Chargeable Activities

As well as formal lessons, we encourage our children to learn other skills, in sessions taken by specialist teachers. These sessions are charged for in the termly invoice – details will be found in Fees.

Available activities are:-

CHESS

CHESS is open to Years 2 to 6 with groups before, during and after school. Children with some or no knowledge of the game learn to play chess and participate in internal and external competitions . There are more advanced groups for pupils with a good knowledge of the game.

DRAMA

DRAMA is available for children in Years 1 – 5 inclusive during lunchtimes and after school, depending on the Year group. The club follows the LAMDA examination syllabus and offers a mix of games and group work. Introductory and full examinations which combine choral speaking and acting are taken by groups of children from age 7. Children in Years 2 & 3 will be able to work towardsa LAMDA certificate, the preparation for which starts at the beginning of the Spring term.

JU-JITSU

We have our own very successful Ju-Jitsu club for children from Years 1 – 6 inclusive. The children are taught in a safe, friendly yet highly discliplined environment encouraging self-confidence, discipline and fitness.

The children work towards regular gradings, and are rewarded with their new belt at a presentation ceremony.

SPECIALIST MUSIC

We have six peripatetic music teachers offering tuition, either individually or in groups, in the following instruments:-

Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, Saxophone, Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar and Percussion.

Children are entered for external examinations in the Associated Board, Trinity College of Music, and Guildhall School of Music syllabuses.