Beyond the Classroom
We encourage our pupils to be involved in activities that are offered outside of the school classroom as they will benefit the children’s learning as well as being fun for them. These activities enable children to develop new skills and make more friends through mixing socially with different children. We regularly change clubs to ensure different interests are catered for.
The majority of our clubs and activities are led and organised by Teachers and Teaching Assistants. We also offer music lessons which are run by qualified, external experts, all of whom are DBS checked (subject to an additional cost).
After School activities start at 3pm each day and a timetable of activities is made available to each pupil at the start of each term.We also have an Enhanced Curriculum that provides valuable learning, and fun, experiences for our pupils with activities such as golfing, cookery and languages.
Our sport clubs include multi sports, Year 6 to Year 11 football, fitness, table tennis and PE GCSE support. These take place after school throughout the week. We are a small school but we do still arrange competitive fixtures and we are supportive of pupils who wish to focus on specific sports.
Our annual Sports Day is always fun, and enjoyed by our pupils and parents.
As a school we support national and local charity events throughout the year, carrying out various fund-raising activities. In the past year we have raised money for Comic Relief, Jeans for Genes and local charities. Our teachers plan lessons for these events which helps pupils gain greater awareness of issues and to be reflective and appreciative of our place in the world.
Our pupils also benefit from an exciting range of trips and visitors, enriching and enhancing their learning beyond the classroom.
The school regularly takes children on educational trips in order to support the curriculum and make learning more fun and interesting. We take advantage of the cultural activities available across Liverpool with trips to Galleries, Museums, Exhibitions and Theatre Productions. Depending on our curriculum topics we also visit local landmarks, places of interest and businesses in order to extend our pupils’ knowledge and understanding learned in the classroom.
Our younger pupils also appreciate our visits to local attractions such as Farmer Teds and Sefton Park where they can take part in nature activities and learn about the farmyard animals, and our local libraries where we encourage reading as a recreational activity.
We make every effort to keep the cost of our educational visits to a minimum.
Throughout the school year many visitors are welcomed into our school to enrich the learning experience across a range of subjects. Most recently our Pre-Prep and Prep pupils welcomed the North West winner of the Disney Poet Laureate Competition for a special story telling session.
Of course there are strictly fun trips too, normally at the end of a term to reward our pupils for their hard work during term time. Pantomime season is normally a hit with our younger pupils, whilst our older pupils enjoy trips to theme parks and fun fairs!