Years 3 – 6 Extra Curriculum

We do recognise that education must be much wider than the study of academic subjects and to this end we offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.  These are reviewed termly to reflect the interests of pupils and the seasons and might include:

Fashion Club, Quiz Club,11+ Preparation, Cookery Club, Drama Club, Table Tennis, Dance, Spanish, Football, Art and Craft.

Highclare encourages children to participate in a diverse range of activities. An extensive extra-curricular programme enables everyone to develop through a balance of work and play.

  • Pupils are actively encouraged to enjoy a wide variety of lunchtime and after-school Clubs encompassing academic, creative, sporting and social needs.
  • Children enjoy taking part in many team sports with competition for all through inter-school and inter-house programmes.
  • Children relish many opportunities for musical performance and drama as part of Recorder Groups, Choir, individual instrument lessons, LAMDA lessons, school assemblies and productions, to name but a few.
  • Pupils benefit from a wide ranging programme of Educational trips and Outdoor Education.
  • In preparation for our pupils sitting 11+ Grammar School Examinations lessons are offered both in school and as an additional lesson after school.

Music and Drama

  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of Junior ensembles, choirs, orchestras and wind band.
  • Concerts in and out of school are a regular feature of the Junior Department school year.
  • Individual tuition is available for singing and a wide variety of instruments.
  • All Junior pupils learn the recorder up to Year 6.
  • Help with Associated Board Examinations.
  • Staging of Drama productions within the Junior Schools takes place regularly.
  • Pupils take a wide range of LAMDA examinations.
  • Drama activities build confidence and encourage spontaneity of expression.
  • Communication skills are fostered, helping pupils to express themselves clearly, naturally and confidently.

Sport

  • The school takes part in a variety of competitions against both maintained and Independent Schools.
  • House teams in many sports give further opportunities.
  • Year 6 pupils take part in a PGL residential trip.
  • Many extra-curricular sporting activities to compliment the curriculum and extend the children’s access to sport.

Citizenship

  • Junior pupils take part in a wide variety of activities to raise money for local and national charities.
  • Highclare Juniors visit local Residential and Care homes, singing and entertaining residents.