Clubs

We aim to offer a wide variety of clubs for children to enjoy and explore their talents. Many of our clubs are run by our own staff on a voluntary (unpaid) basis and these are free, although there may be a small charge for resources e.g. cooking ingredients for cookery club.  Where clubs are run by outside providers then there is often a charge - please contact the office for details


Club Availability & Ethos 

We aim to run a range of high quality sporting clubs across as many age ranges as possible. Most of our sporting clubs take place after school and on some days they take place both indoors and outdoors. They are extremely popular with the children, many of them filling up quickly or have waiting lists – please check with the club organiser as to availability and when/how to apply.

As an inclusive school we encourage all children to try out a range of sports e.g. all the clubs below are open to both boys and girls. We encourage all children to recognise that through sport they can learn and live the Olympic Values, which are:

  • respect - fair play; knowing one's own limits; taking care of one's health and the environment
  • excellence - how to give the best of oneself, on the field of play or in life; taking part; and progressing according to one's own objectives
  • friendship - how, through sport, to understand each other despite any differences

For a full list of our current clubs, please see the newsletter.

 

    Inter-School and Intra-School Team Selection

    Children may, at times, be selected to represent the school at a competitive fixture. Children are selected according to criteria such as ability, attitude and consistency of performance. Where possible, we also hold open trials in PE lessons or after school in order for all children to try out for teams and events.

    We further aim to increase participation by having B and C teams for inter-school events, plus arrange popular events such as Inter-House Football, Netball and Gymnastics to include more children. We also take part in events that involve all children including intra-school events such as Sports Day and inclusive inter-school competitions like the Year 6 Marathon.

    Whilst we endeavour to offer opportunities to as many children as possible, when it comes to competitive fixtures, team places are often limited, and it is made clear that being in a club does not guarantee selection for the school team. Team selection can sometimes be bittersweet in that whilst some children are proud of being chosen, others are disappointed; in all areas of life we will encounter disappointments as well as successes and it is important that children learn resilience. We hope therefore children enjoy their clubs first and foremost - both the social aspect and developing their sporting ability. Selection for a team should be treated as a welcome bonus to this