We are gradually getting back to our usual extra-curricular clubs, fixtures and trips. Some clubs and a few sporting fixtures have been slightly limited, but we are pleased to say that most are back up and running as before. Our pupils, parents and staff adapted admirably during the COVID-19 restrictions, but it's great to be back together again with a (near) usual programme of events, as shown below!
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
A few years ago, 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.
The Legend of Troy
At the end of March 2022, our Year 6-11 pupils performed in a brilliant musical called ‘The Legend of Troy’. It was adapted from a Musical written and produced by our very own Mr Chris Burrett, one of our Music Teachers. All the pupils worked really hard to learn the songs and their lines, practicing regularly through lunchtimes and after school to put on a wonderful production.
We usually have a busy timetable of inter-house competitions, sporting events and fixtures with other schools throughout the school year. However, during the height of the pandemic, most sporting events ceased.
Fixture Season Spring 2020!
The first couple of months of 2020 were extremely busy 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!
Then the pandemic hit, and sadly all fixtures had to be cancelled during the second half of the Spring Term onwards.
2020/21 Academic Year
There were no sporting fixtures during 2020/21 due to COVID-19, but PE lessons were able to continue as normal, and some lunchtime sports clubs resumed. Our pupils continued with good sportsmanship and sought to play at their best, as usual, in the limited in-school competitions were were able to run.
2021/22 Academic Year
Pupils are competing at District and County Athletics champs, and 10 pupils won Regional Gold medals in May to qualify for the ISA National champs.