Here's a flavour of clubs and activities which are available for Junior School pupils during break times and after school.
Some clubs are available all the year round, eg. Chess Club and Judo Club, many are seasonal, eg Sports Clubs, and others are offered to one or two year groups for just one term, eg. Drama Club.
- Art Club (various year groups)
- Challenge Club (Y3)
- Design Engineering Clubs (Y5 & Y6)
- Knitting Club (Y6)
- Photography Club (Y6)
- Drama Clubs (Y4-Y6)
- Aural Club (Y3-Y6)
- Boys' Choirs (Y3 & Y4 and Y5 & Y6)
- Girls' Choirs (Y3 & Y4 and Y5 & Y6)
- Concert Band (Y5 & Y6)
- Jazz Band (Y5 & Y6)
- Chamber Ensembles (various year groups)
- Running Club (Y5 & Y6)
- Netball Clubs (Y3-Y6)
- Hockey Clubs (Y3-Y6)
- Football Clubs (Y3-Y6)
- Cricket Clubs (Y3 & Y4 and Y5 & Y6)
- Tennis Clubs (Y3-Y6)
- Gym Clubs (Y3 & Y4 and Y5 & Y6)
- Judo Club (Y4-Y6)
- Fencing Club (Y5 & Y6)
- Scottish Dancing (Y4-Y6)
Or something different...
- Science Clubs (Y4-Y6)
- Chess Club (Y3-Y6)
- History Club (Y3)
- General Knowledge/Quiz Clubs (Y5 & Y6)
- Mindfulness (various year groups)
- Inspire Me Talks (Y6)
- Mandarin Club (Y3 & Y4)
- Spanish Club (Y3)
- Visits to Gardens and Museums (Y4)
Most clubs are held on a weekly basis during lunch break or after school, others are held in the morning, either before lessons begin or during break, and a few are special ‘one-off’ events when pupils welcome a speaker into school or visit a nearby place of interest.
As the focus of some clubs is a music or drama performance or preparation for sports fixtures, attendance is compulsory for approximately a term, but pupils are encouraged to sample as many clubs as they like so attendance can be for a few sessions or on a ‘drop-in’ basis if there is no such focus.
Junior School and Senior School teachers deliver the majority of our clubs, for which there is no charge; the remainder are delivered by external coaches, who charge on a termly basis. Clubs are generally open to pupils in one or two year groups but a few, such as Chess and Judo, are open to all four year groups.