The School provides a wide variety of after school clubs for the children to enjoy.
Some clubs can only take a certain number of children and waiting lists can occur, but over time this will change and usually all children will get access to the clubs of their choice. The clubs are popular and well over 50% of the Prep School children stay in to enjoy them each night. The clubs start at the end of the School day, either at 4.30pm straight after the final lesson of the day, if transport is involved, or at 4.50pm after the late afternoon snack and break, which the children enjoy from 4.30pm until 4.50pm. Clubs then finish at 5.30pm as children are then ready for the final pick up of the day. Fencing on a Friday does in fact carry on until 5.55pm.
This creative club is run by a local artist and children’s illustrator who uses her own talent to enthuse children to produce art which is both inspirational and imaginative. An extensive array of mediums is used and the children return home with some very original and creative pieces of art.
Children learn the fine art of Ballet with our fully qualified and experienced teacher. The children study the rudiments of this art and parents are invited to come and watch their child’s progress during the year.
Bushcraft makes use of the school grounds to foster an interest in the environment, gardening and our outdoor space. Bushcraft is about thriving in the natural environment, and the acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so.
Chess is a fascinating game, which can be played and enjoyed at all levels. Recent educational research indicates evidence of a strong positive correlation between chess and student academic performance.
Latin and Greek take a major role in this club. There is exploration into the language, culture and history of these ancient civilizations in a fun and creative way.
Coding is what makes it possible to create computer software, apps and websites. In this club the children will have a chance to extend their knowledge and have fun with computers. They will also have the chance to build and program robots that do what you want! The robot can be fitted, for example, with sensors which control motors and react to light, sound and touch.
Creativity club embraces the arts and crafts. Children explore the world of papier mâché, weaving, pottery, collage and 3D work. The children will also be using cameras within some of their projects.
Dance is an umbrella term used to describe dance styles that are often improvisational and social in nature, encouraging interaction. This contemporary dance club will inspire children to experiment with a variety of dance steps and moves accompanied by current music trends.
During this club the children take part in fun collaborative games and they work on short sketches in different sized groups. Team work is important and expressive communication making full use of language using both body and the voice is explored.
Friday night is fencing night and this is a popular club with both boys and girls. The children learn the early stages of the discipline using Foil, Sabre and Epee. They are able to continue with this club at the Senior School.
For those children who like to extend their participation in these sports this is the club for them. Although fun is important, skills are honed and team work is an essential part of the club.
The children in Multiclub play a variety of ‘Wide Games’. These are designed to stretch their attention spans, practice patience and concentration and develop skills in cooperation, strategy and memory building.
The children use the local driving range to perfect their golf swing during the winter months. As the summer approaches they start out on the golf course, learning putting and chipping as well as the rules of the game.
This club is not just about cooking tasty treats, although many will be coming home, but is also about the whole world of food. Taste, smell, ingredients and food around the world are just a few areas which will be covered in our new Make and Bake Club.
The children in this club cover all aspects of gymnastics, including apparatus work, fitness work and Sports Acrobatics in pairs, as individuals and in teams. The children take part in displays whilst performing to music and work towards their British Gymnastic Proficiency Awards.
The children have expert instruction by a 4th Dan. They take part in gradings each term which allows the children to progress through the different levels of Judo. They also are invited to take part in the UBA championships each year.
Children in Years 5 and 6 can stay in School until 5.30 pm to complete their Prep. The children work in a quiet classroom and have access to computers if needed for the completion of their work.
The children in this club will not only extend their general knowledge but will also learn techniques and tips on how to be a great quizzer.
This club emphasises team spirit, healthy competitive attitudes and team skills. A wide variety of sport is played during this club.
This well-liked club is the home of much hammering and sawing each Monday and Tuesday evening. The perennial flying seagull is a must to be made with children progressing onto bookends and bird boxes. A Duck House, hedgehog boxes and lamps are also favourites.
This popular Club is taught by an expert Yoga Teacher. Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves.