Beyond the Classroom
This is a sample of some of the clubs and extra-curricular activities which take place on a regular basis in school.
We offer speech training which is provided by Helen Clark, a specialist speech and drama coach, at an additional charge. Our speech lessons focus on building confidence for public speaking. The children undertake exams organised by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
In order to further prepare for the 11+ Grammar School entrance exams, Exam Club runs Tuesday evenings starting at the beginning of the second half of the Autumn term for the Year 6 pupils and is free of charge. This club is run by our Headteacher.
Our pupils also have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills at Chess Club which is free of charge and takes place every Thursday lunchtime. Pupils can also take part in the Delancey UK Chess Challenge each year.
In addition to class music lessons, individual guitar and piano tuition is also available on request for all children. These lessons are provided by our in-house music teacher.
To give children an even wider introduction to the world of sport, an optional after-school Sports Club provides tuition in a variety of sports including badminton, table tennis and athletics on Thursday evenings. The club is hosted by coaches from Primary Sports Limited.
The infant Multi-Skills Sports Club runs on Tuesday evening and is open to all children from Nursery through to Year 2.
Kiddy Cook (Summer Term)
Cooking that goes well beyond the usual cupcakes and cookies!
As part of our school's aim to encourage pupils to live active and healthy lifestyles, we offer a weekly Kiddy Cook Cooking Club for pupils in Years 1-6 in which they learn how to cook sweet and savoury dishes whilst finding out more about where their food comes from.
During Chinese New Year pupils prepared Vegetable Spring Rolls to be cooked at home and for Australia Day Damper Bread was on the menu with the pupils learning what makes the dough rise.
Drama Club (Spring Term)
The school’s drama club takes place each Thursday lunchtime - through performing mime, improvisation, and physical theatre the club reinforces pupils’ self-confidence and helps develop their acting skills ahead of the school’s annual summer and Christmas concerts. Pupils also put on a small performance of all they've learned at the club for their families at the end of each term.