Out of Hours Learning

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are currently not running after school clubs. However if you are interested in seeing the kinds of clubs we usually offer please click on the link below.

What is Out of Hours Learning?

The DfEE defines it as:

‘Learning activity outside normal lessons which young people take part in voluntarily. Study is … an inclusive term, embracing many activities, with many names and guises. Its purpose is to improve young people’s motivation, build their self-esteem and help them become more effective learners. Above all it aims to raise achievement.’

Our aims and objectives:

  • To enable children to extend their out of hours learning beyond the range of the normal curriculum
  • To ensure that children take pride in their school and view it as a part of their community
  • To enable children to have further experiences with topics and activities that they enjoy or are good at
  • To help all children to enjoy a positive experience of school life
  • To raise the general level of achievement and build on the work undertaken in school time
  • To enable families and the wider community to have a place in our school

Benefits to our pupils:

Out-of-hours activities can provide our pupils with opportunities to:

  • Increase their participation in physical activity and improve fitness levels
  • Extend and further their knowledge, understanding and skills developed within curriculum time
  • Experience activities not included within the curriculum that may highlight strengths and build confidence and self-esteem
  • Begin to specialise in specific activities
  • Make independent choices and decisions about their participation
  • Take part in activities for a variety of different reasons (e.g. for recreation, fun, competition, social)
  • Socialise with pupils from different classes/year groups and make new friends