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We are delighted that you are considering Auckland College Independent School for your child.

Choosing the right school is probably one of the most important decisions you will make for your child and whilst we hope the information we provide on this website will give you a feel for our school we believe that you will gain so much more from visiting us and seeing how happy and fulfilled our pupils are.

We welcome pupils from across the Merseyside area, as well as Internationally, many of whom take advantage of our transport service, and as a small, family oriented school we have strong and positive relationships with our parents so that you are involved in your child’s educational experiences.

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Italian
Cooking Masterclass
Textiles
Trampolining
Available Term 2

Our Italian classes will be taught by our very own Mr Severgnini whose family is from Italy and who has spoken Italian since early childhood.

Mr Severgnini will teach pupils the basics of the language including standard greetings, objects around the home, visiting places, holidays and pets and animals.

The ultimate aim will be for pupils to be able to hold a simple conversation in Italian by the end of the course.

Available Term 2

This enrichment programme is designed to support our students in developing basic baking and food hygiene skills.

The key elements of this programme are:

  • Following instructions
  • Health and safety – particularly food hygiene in the kitchen
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Flavouring and design

The overall aim is to produce a cookbook featuring all the recipes the students have tried.

It is our aim to develop the range of cooking undertaken, although current bakes the pupils complete include:

  • Shortbread
  • Cupcakes
  • Brownies
  • Gingerbread
  • Scones
  • Pinwheels

A range of learning takes place, which involves:

  • Learning that reading has purpose and that maths has practical applications, as they follow instructions and weigh out ingredients.
  • Learning to take precautions, wearing aprons and making sure the cake doesn’t stick to the tin.
  • Learning that heat is a catalyst and matter can change state.
  • Developing team work and to turn taking, as one person holds and the other stirs.
  • They learn to think for themselves, have an opinion and take risks. Who says you can’t add marshmallows if you want to?
  • Developing the art of patience.
  • Exploring the application of fractions and fair shares. And that good things do come to those who wait.
  • Considering different times of year, not just birthdays and Christmas, but Valentine’s Day (heart-shaped brownies or pink cupcakes?), summer fun (try strawberry shortcakes and fluffy sponges) or autumn specials (when apples beg to be picked, peeled and pie-d).

Available Term 1

Pupils will study the art of crochet and sewing. This will include learning crochet stitches to enable pupils to make a range of interesting and fun items. These will be decorated using various textiles to produce fun, artistic creations in various textures and colours, which they will be able to bring home and keep.

During this time, they will also learn something of how textiles have been used in the past to create function and beauty.

Available Term 1, 2 & 3

Apart from being great fun, bouncing on a trampoline brings a number of very real health and wellbeing benefits including:

  • Balance – trying to bounce in one place on a trampoline means you have to develop a keen sense of balance and awareness of how your body’s balance can be adjusted (or compromised) by small movements at the body’s extremities.
  • Coordination – closely related to balance is the need to coordinate arm and leg actions, as well as many fast-twitch muscle groups, necessary to form the different shapes and perform the various somersaults and twists.
  • Bilateral motor skills – the action of bouncing whilst trying to maintain balance and coordinate bodily extremities calls on both sides of the body and, indeed, the brain to become engaged which is quite different to many ground based sports where one side can often be favoured.
  • Rhythm – again closely related but distinct is the need to bounce in tune with the trampoline to achieve optimum height for least effort.
  • Self-confidence – even those least confident with sports will find it possible to make some progress on the relatively forgiving surface of a trampoline and this progress will help boost confidence.
  • Cardiovascular fitness – bouncing on a trampoline increases the pulse rate and strengthens muscle groups essential for a healthy cardiovascular system.
Breakfast Club
Afterschool Club
Holiday Club

07:30 – 08:15

Each morning from 7.30am until 8.15am, our Pre Prep and Prep Students can attend school for breakfast within the hall and classrooms, this is included in our fees.

15:00 – 18:00

At 3pm, the provision within the school changes. As Auckland College is open to students until 6pm, the students are engaged and supervised until picked up by parents. A programme of extended learning and other activities are planned to ensure that the students use this time wisely, as well as an opportunity to wind down after the day in school. Students in the Secondary department have opportunities to stay in clubs and curriculum sessions until 4pm.

51 week

We believe in supporting our families, and we understand the difficulty during the school holidays in arranging childcare and so in 2016 we moved to a 51-week opening structure. All students in Pre-Prep and Prep can attend Holiday Club throughout the school holidays where a range of different themes guide the weeks and a range of activities are put on.

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