Available to all pupils from the January of the Reception year onwards, it facilitates additional access to arts subjects and simultaneously allows children to specialise in one of the featured artforms if they so wish. In this way, traditional primary school pursuits such as learning how to play the recorder become available to the children. Indeed, after a year or two of group music making, children can opt to learn individual instruments. Many learn piano, violin, guitar and drumkit… but less conventional choices amongst children of primary school age, such as saxophone, flute, clarinet and trumpet, are also encouraged.
Extra-curricular opportunities abound; the termly offering takes account of requests made by the children and groups meet every day during lunchtime, as well as before and after school. In additional to a diverse portfolio of perennial favourites which always run, such as Lego, Drawing, Running, Current Affairs, Gym, Table Tennis and Reading clubs, the interests and passions of particular groups are accommodated subject to demand. Our most popular after-school club is undoubtedly M.A.D.D. (Music, Art, Drama and Dance).