Extra-Curricular

Children develop a healthy balance in their life when real importance is attached to time spent away from their academic studies. Our extra-curricular opportunities help provide that meaning.

Extra-Curricular

Children develop a healthy balance in their life when real importance is attached to time spent away from their academic studies. Our extra-curricular opportunities help provide that meaning.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Our extra-curricular programme provides pupils with an array of activities to extend and develop their skills, knowledge and experience beyond the classroom. It requires commitment, the ability to manage time and priorities and so develops maturity, as well as being highly enjoyable. The majority of our extra-curricular timetable is offered to pupils free of charge as we believe this aspect of school life to be so important to the overall experience.

All pupils are expected to commit to at least one extra-curricular activity a week, though many do more and we encourage this. Typical clubs available before, during and after school are as follows:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
NurseryICTFrench
PrepLower Prep ChoirDanceHymn PracticeBalletKarate
Samba BandProblem SolvingUpper Prep ChoirArt
ArtPupil VoiceBalletYoga
STEMFootballRecordersiPads
ArcheryDramaHockey11+ Booster session
Problem SolvingSpanishMAT Elocution
Music ClubMusical Theatre
Intervention
Football
SeniorDuke of EdinburghDuke of EdinburghAccelerated ReaderMaths ClinicAccelerated Reader
KS3 Science Homework ClubCode BreakersChessOrchestraDuke of Edinburgh
MindfulnessScrabbleRock Band & GCSE Catch-upMindfulness
Musical TheatreChoirAccelerated ReaderCartoon Club
Art ClubHockey Club (after Feb Half Term)
Football Club (after Feb Half Term)

As well as the scheduled extra-curricular sessions that run throughout a term or year, we incorporate:

  • day trips, for example to the Houses of Parliament to enhance pupils’ understanding of democracy
  • guest speakers, for example Loudmouth education-in-theatre company as part of pupils’ Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education
  • overseas trips, for example to CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and Paris, France, to put classroom theory into practice
  • excursions to Walsall Leather Museum, New Art Gallery, Black Country Living Museum and Severn Valley Railway to make use of the excellent and inspiring art and heritage facilities on our doorstep
  • camping trips to Cannock Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty, for outdoor adventures and team-building
  • academic seminars at institutions including the University of Oxford and the University of Reading.

Prep School Wrap-Around Club

Our Wrap-Around Clubs offer much-needed before and after school provision for working parents.

Open to Prep School pupils, our Before School Club begins at 7.30 am and runs until the start of the school day at 8.45 am.

After School Club runs from the end of the school day until 6.00 pm.

Our After School Club is split into two sections:

• Reception/Key Stage 1 are supervised in the Cedar Tree Room. Here they are supervised and enjoy playing games and doing set activities with our team.

• Key Stage 2 meet together for homework club in a separate classroom. Here they are supervised and in this quiet environment can get on with any homework that they have been assigned to complete.

The booking and payment for Before or After School Club is made via our parent app, Cognita Connect which is available when your child joins us. Families are able to book their Before and After School Club sessions up to a half term in advance.

The cost of each session is:

SessionCharge
AM7.30 am - 8.00 am£1
AM8.00 am - school start£2
PMEnd of school day - 4.00 pm£2
PM4.00 pm - 4.30 pm£1
PM4.30 pm - 5.00 pm£2
PM5.00 pm - 6.00 pm£2
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