Extra Curricular Information
We consider school trips to be an essential part of a child’s learning and a valuable way to enhance the curriculum. Parents are sometimes asked to make a voluntary contribution towards the trip; however financial assistance is available for those who require it. Parents are also asked to sign a general consent form at the start of each academic year confirming that they agree to staff taking pupils off-site.
Children in all classes participate in a range of trips and workshops during the course of the academic year. We regularly visit the wonderful educational venues and places of interest right on our doorstep such as the Science and Natural History Museums and The Royal Albert Hall. We also venture further afield to farms and other places of interest outside London. The children in Year 6 enjoy an annual residential trip.
School events and visitors to the school
Visiting speakers are also welcomed into the school and we have regular visits from the local police, fire services and story tellers. There are swimming lessons and sports events where children compete against teams from local schools.
The whole school community, including parents, regularly come together to worship in masses, assemblies and other liturgies.
Subject leaders organise annual whole school themed weeks, such as science and book weeks or celebrations of historical or multi-cultural significance. Children regularly take part in competitions, enjoy theatre trips and participate in musicals, Christmas nativity plays, drama workshops.
As part of our commitment to encourage children to be more active in travelling to school, children in Early Years are offered scooter training, children in Key Stage 1 undergo pedestrian training and 10-11 year olds undertake cycling proficiency lessons.
We are proud of our extensive extra-curricular activities which run before school, after school and at lunchtimes. The clubs are planned to enrich, extend and involve the children in a variety of activities. Some clubs run for the whole year while others are offered on a termly basis. The clubs are generally led by professional tutors, school-based staff or parents. A charge is often made to cover the costs incurred. Consultation with pupils and parents provide ideas for the development of new clubs