Years 3, 4, 5 and 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. Please note these clubs change on a regular basis.

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 and orchestras.
  • Concerts in and out of school are a regular feature of the school year.
  • Individual tuition is available for singing and a wide variety of instruments.
  • All Junior pupils learn the recorder up to Year 4.
  • 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.


  • The school takes part in a variety of competitions against both maintained and Independent Schools.
  • House teams in many sports give further opportunities.
  • J5 and J6 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.


  • 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.
New Phone System

We are currently in the process of installing a new telephone system across all sites which will provide a much improved experience for parents.  The phone lines into school will be intermittent this week.  Please bare with us at this time. If, in the meantime, you need to contact school urgently, please contact 07795-613126 or send an email to  Thank you for your patience.