The longer school day is a particular feature of the school, with pupils having access to sessions before and after formal lesson times. A key part of our vision is to broaden horizons through offering a full range of extra-curricular activities. All pupils have access to two free activities a week and we have many other chargeable external clubs on offer.
Our wrap around care (Earlybirds and Nightingales) is provided by SCL Education Ltd for children in the junior school. The facility is intended to help working families, and those who require more flexible arrangements for drop off and collection. Pupils benefit from refreshments and a programme of supervised activities.
'Earlybirds' breakfast club is held in the Old Police Station hall for lower school pupils and in the dining hall for upper school. It is available to all pupils from 07.30 until 08.30 and is a chargeable session. The provision includes a continental breakfast with cereal, toast, fruit, milk and juice. Children can also use the time to take part in a range of supervised games and activities.
'Nightingales' after school club runs at the Old Police Station hall between 15.30 and 18.00 for lower school pupils. Provision for upper junior children is held in the main school dining hall between 15.45 and 18.00. This is more than just child care, physical activities as well as various other fun activities are on offer to help children enjoy this time after school in the care of qualified and professional staff. Pupils are fully supervised by our trained staff team and can participate in a whole range of indoor and outdoor and activities. A snack is also provided.
Homework Study Club
Supervised Homework Study Club is available for senior school pupils between 15.45 and 16.40 and is particularly useful for those taking the school bus home. The session runs daily and provides an opportunity for students to work quietly under the supervision of professionals. There is a charge for the session.
The school offers an exciting range of extra-curricular activities after school each day free of charge to all pupils. In addition to this, the senior department has a timetabled activities afternoon on a Friday to ensure secondary students take the opportunity to benefit from the wide range of experiences on offer. Activities change termly and are age appropriate. Typical examples include the following:
Music technology, choirs, chamber ensembles, rock band & hand bell ringing
Sports & games clubs
Mandarin & German
The Greeks (Myths)
Model United Nations
Origami & papercrafts
Gardening (our kitchen garden grows produce for the school caterers to use in the lunches)