The activities shown below describe our normal extra-curricular programme. Due to current restrictions, clubs and fixtures are very limited, but we look forward to a time when we can get our full programme up and running again.
We have created new procedures at school to keep all our pupils and staff safe, including class 'bubbles', one-way systems, different areas for breaktimes, consistent seating plans in class, regular hand sanitising and cleaning of desks between lessons.
We are delighted with how our pupils have responded in these difficult times, showing maturity and adaptability. Togetherness is one of the real strengths of our school and we will welcome the time when we can mix between year groups again, as our pupils interact so positively across the age bands.
In the event of a 'bubble' needing to isolate, or even a larger section of school needing to continue off-site, we have comprehensive plans in place. These have been sent to parents and include live lessons and support via Teams or Zoom, complemented by work set via our Engage system or sent by email. Whether all pupils are in school, or bubble groups are isolating, or the government close school sites to the majority of children, we will continue to support our pupils in maintaining their excellent progress.
Although clubs and sporting fixtures have been put on hold due to COVID-19, the following shows our usual practice:
We have a number of Sporting fixtures which happen on a regular basis. For the Primary these are arranged casually between schools in:
Athletics, Basketball, Football, Kwik Cricket, Netball, Tennis & Table Tennis (non-league participation)
At Secondary, we offer fixtures in Basketball, Football, Netball, Rounders & Table Tennis.
We offer a variety of lunch-time clubs from the following:
KS2 Art Club
KS2 Basketball Club
KS1&2 Board Games Club
KS1&2 Drama Club
KS2 Football Club
KS2 Hockey Club
KS2 Multi-sports Club
KS2 Netball Club
KS2 Table-Tennis Club
KS2 Tennis Club
Pupil led Bible Study
After School Clubs
We usually have a couple of weekly after-school sports clubs for Years 4 upwards.
Our annual Secondary and Primary Arts Festivals always feature musical items performed by our
budding musicians. The Festivals offer a chance for them to show off their skills and learn to perform
to a friendly and supportive audience.
Music within the school
In addition to the timetabled curriculum music lessons, the Music Department offers individual lessons on the clarinet, drums, guitar, piano, recorder, saxophone and violin, as well as singing lessons.
Throughout the school, pupils have the opportunity to join the Primary or Secondary choir or orchestral groups which practise once a week during lunch times.
We also have our annual Primary & Secondary Instrumental Concert where pupils who have been having individual lessons get to show students, friends and family what they have been learning.
Past musical events:
Prom Praise for Schools
Last year 35 of us travelled by public transport to the Royal Albert Hall in London. When we arrived we were excited at the privilege of having theatre boxes to sit and sing in! During the afternoon rehearsal we were enthralled by the All Souls Orchestra playing to accompany our singing as well as a variety of music which illustrated the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. The evening concert was outstanding. The experience of singing in the Royal Albert Hall and hearing top quality musicians, as well as the joy of the well told Bible story with dancing and acting encapsulating the meaning, was unforgettable. We are very grateful to our wonderful helpers who accompanied us and all who made it possible.
Although PE has been limited since March 2020 due to the Coronavirus, we usually have a busy timetable of inter-house competitions, sporting events and fixtures with other schools throughout the school year. Below is the last report of our sport news:
Fixture Season Spring 2020!
Wow, what a busy start we had to 2020! It began with us hosting Primary & Secondary table tennis events for our ISA region, London North. Our pupils all played really well, with victory in the U13 girls, along with other medals for silver & bronze. We then took 4 strong teams to the National ISA champs in Nottingham and came away as the most successful school, with medals galore across singles and doubles. The standard of play was very high in some matches and our pupils stood out for their character and sportsmanship, which was praised by both the organisers and a number of staff from other schools. Well done to all for representing the school so well!
Two boys’ football teams travelled up to Nottingham University for the ISA Football tournament on 28th January and enjoyed 6 matches in the muddy conditions. Our U13 Girl’s Netball team travelled to Redbridge for the ISA Regional tournament, competing well against some strong opposition. We have also had three Basketball matches in London at Northbridge House School, with the Y9 team the one to come back with a win, 22-7.
In school, pupils in Years 4 - 8 competed in our annual inter-house cross-country race at Highfield Oval on 22nd January. The girls did really well this year, with 6 finishing in the top 12. Campbell won every category of the team competition – well done to all of them!
Sadly many fixtures have had to be cancelled during the second half of the Spring Term, but the teams who have been able to play have continued with good sportsmanship and have sought to play at their best as usual.