We consider our pupils’ involvement in activities to be a key part of their development into interesting, confident and rounded adults as well as providing balance in a busy and stimulating school day.
By joining in with others, including many outside their own class and year groupings, they acquire additional social skills and extra friendships. It also allows our staff to get to know and understand them better.
We aim to expose pupils to a wide variety of activities and challenges so that they can eventually leave us with a varied portfolio of interests and experiences.
Below is a list of the extra-curricular activities for Year 1 and Year 2 that we offer during a typical school year. Unless otherwise stated, all clubs are for both year groups, start at 3.30 pm and end at 4 pm. Children may attend one club per week (other than the Choir).
Typical activities include:
- Cookery Club
- Year 2 Gymnastics
- Year 1 Recorders
- Year 1 Football
- Craft Club
- Bat and Ball
- Jewellery Club
- Year 2 Football
- Year 2 Mini-Strings
- Year 1 Stringlets
Listed below are typical clubs and activities that we offer during the academic year. Most clubs run at lunchtime or from 4 pm until 5 pm.
Alternatively, pupils who do not return home at 4 pm may attend a supervised prep session which is held every afternoon between 4 and 5 pm.
Our Outdoor Pursuits Department offers pupils from First Form upwards the opportunity to sail, canoe, climb, windsurf and powerboat either during Games lessons or after school.
Pupils elect to join either the CCF or the Community Service Unit CSU for the duration of the Fourth and Fifth Forms. Within the CCF they then express a preference for a particular service while CSU pupils opt for a placement (such as an animal centre, primary or special school, or residential home for the elderly).
Lower Sixth students may elect to remain in the CCF or CSU or to follow a 'minority' option such as Debating, Psychology, Food for Life or Textiles. Our Upper Sixth students take on significant leadership roles in the CCF or CSU or continue with a minority course.
We offer a broad range of extra-curricular opportunities throughout the year. A typical list is here.