In the Pre-Prep we currently offer the following extra-curricular activities:



Wednesday 3.45pm – 4.30pm

Chess skills will be developed allowing pupils to play moves confidently and to introduce them to the various strategies upon which the game depends. As skills and confidence grow, so the class can interact and work on their match play capabilities. Classes are taken by Sarah Heeramaneck.


PP1 and PP2

Thursday 3.45pm – 4.30pm

An excellent opportunity to learn more about the skills required to be a better footballer, with teaching provided by professional coaches.  Team games, individual skills and fun are the three key elements that form the basis of this activity.  Classes are taken by 1st Touch Football Coaching.


Tuesday 3.15pm–3.45pm (Reception) 3.45pm–4.15pm (Years 1 & 2)

An introduction to contact sports with opportunities for grading.  This is a great Olympic sport that teaches discipline, balance and coordination.  Classes are taken by Lloyd Nicholls – an experienced black belt. Initially children can wear their games kit, but should they wish to pursue the activity a Judo kit can be acquired from Mr Nicholls.

The Art of Cooking

Monday 3.45pm – 4.30pm

This is designed so the children can have fun, hands-on cooking sessions.  Staff led, our aim is to help the children learn to cook simple recipes and, by working with different ingredients, teach them about healthy eating.  We hope to develop a love of cooking and a curiosity about food and where it comes from.  While they are having fun, they also learn how to:  follow instructions, measure, use equipment, be aware of kitchen risks, further develop their fine motor skills, recognise different types of fruit/vegetable/other ingredients, try new foods, work as a team, lay the table and tidy up their own mess!  We provide all the ingredients, utensils and use of aprons.



Monday 3.45pm – 4.30pm

Playball helps children to build a foundation from which they can develop confidence in multiple sports skills. Playball develops a child’s gross motor skills as well as broadening their personal and spatial awareness through a range of age-specific exercises. Lessons are designed to encourage physical and social development. Classes are taken by Kim Robertson, a fully trained ‘Playball – Child development through Sport’ provider. Children’s progress is monitored and reported upon

Dance Club

PP1 and PP2

Wednesday 3.45pm to 4.30pm

This is a great opportunity to practice those theatrical performing skills.  Elements of drama, speech, performance and dance are incorporated into a lively and stimulating session that encourages creativity.  Classes are taken by Mrs Dawn Lacey from Chadsworth Stage School.

Ballet Club

This takes place on a Thursday from 3.45pm to 4.45pm and is open to all children in the Pre-Prep

Mini Crickets

Summer Term Only

PP2 – Fridays 4.15pm to 5pm
PP1 – Fridays 3.30pm to 4.15pm
Reception – Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.15pm

A great opportunity to develop cricket skills for our Pre-Prep Children


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