Learning outside the classroom plays a pivotal role in further curriculum enrichment, be it within our own grounds or visiting places of interest in the local area and beyond. Class trips to museums, galleries, castles, coastlines and residential venues are regular events in the School calendar as are workshops run in School by outside speakers. Pupils participate in a whole range of local school events from chess tournaments to the Sevenoaks Music Festival.
Pupils can develop their talents further choosing from an extensive list of co-curricular activities at lunch time and after school as part of our ‘SAIL’ programme.
SAIL is an extensive co-curricular programme which enables Junior school pupils to explore a diverse range of academic, sporting, musical or artistic interests. Pupils are encouraged to try new activities alongside their existing interests.
Co-curricular activities provide scope for accomplishment and a sense of achievement which feed the growth of self-confidence. The programme provides opportunities for pupils to make new friends and promotes the development of team work and leadership skills.
Clubs and activities
Some clubs take place at lunchtime and others before or after School. We recommend that the very young children do not undertake more than one School club to start with. Throughout the year, there are opportunities to take advantage of the facilities at the Senior School and pupils are usually transferred by school minibus for these clubs.
Some co-curricular activities, which are taught by external expert coaches, are offered as ‘paid for’ extras. For these activities, parents need to give half a term’s notice of cancellation in writing on or before the first day of a new term, to the Headmistress.