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.