Extra Curricular

Clubs are run as an extension to the normal curriculum. Children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities. We benefit from the skills of specialist support in many areas: Trained coaches for football and cricket and specialist teachers for dance, tennis and swimming as well as local secondary school specialist teaching to support French and Science.

Clubs include:

Rugby, Football, Netball, Cricket, Short Tennis, Art, Recorder and School Orchestra. Some clubs meet for specific periods of time e.g. gardening or maths and others meet to rehearse for events e.g. choir.

Groups meet weekly for flute choir, guitar , brass, wind and string ensemble playing, led by their respective peripatetic staff.

Our choir waiting to sing in the Hertfordshire Gala at the Royal Albert Hall
Pupils playing netball outside

 

Children all have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument when they move into key stage two, having learnt the recorder during their last year in the infant department.

Specialist teachers visit to teach the trumpet, flute, oboe, violin, cello, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, and drum kit, with over 75% juniors learning one of these instruments. As well as taking grades, playing in groups and joining school orchestra some of the pupils progress to playing in local area music groups. We participate in area musical activities, forming choirs of different ages and interests for specific events which have included performances in town centres, galas held at Watford and the Albert Hall and the Broxbourne Music Festival.

Sports & Teams:

Being awarded the Activemark for Sports reflects our high level of commitment to a wide range of PE for all, contributing to a healthy lifestyle for all. The school belongs to the Hoddesdon & Broxbourne District Primary Schools Association and is supported by the A10 Sports Partnership.

Teams train regularly to enter matches which are arranged throughout the season, between local schools for Netball and Football. Tournaments are held annually for Rugby, Football, Netball, Cricket, Athletics and Swimming.

Girls Football Team
The girls football team enjoyed a season of play and their tournament
Swimmer doing front crawl in a swimming pool

The school is affiliated to the Herts Young Mariners base at Cheshunt where sailing, canoeing and climbing are part of an annual Summer Camp for year 6 pupils.

Two pupils climbing the climbing wall at camp Canoeing - pupil waving in their canoe photo taken at camp