We try to encourage children's personal talents and interests. We offer many activities to extend and build upon what the children learn in the classroom. Teaching staff gives up their free time to run clubs during the lunch hour and after school.
We organise opportunities for children to learn to play a range of musical instruments. At present these include the violin, ‘cello, clarinet, flute, recorder, piano and guitar. These lessons are subsidised by the school, but there is a cost to parents.
Sport and Sporting Aims
We am to provide a wide range of sporting activities within school, giving children the expenses they need to make informed choices in the future.
All full time children are given the opportunity to swim for at least 10 weeks every year.
We hold regular inter school matches in football, netball, cricket and rounders. We also taken part in swimming galas and chess tournaments.
Each summer we hold a sports day, to which parents are invited, which focuses on athletic events are is linked to our house system.
In addition to this the older children may gain experience in a further range of sports including: Archery, Bouldering, Canoeing, Climbing. Caving and Skiing at one of the county's outdoor education centres.
Educational Trip, Visits and Visitors to School
School trips are organised places. These trips support topic work covered by the children in class.
Older children have the opportunity to go on residential visits with their teachers. This may be camping, in dormitories or in chalets. Recently we have taken Year 6 pupils to Standon Bowers Briston and Stratford.
We also lave travelling theatre and orchestral groups in school to perform for the children (many of these events are paid for by the PTFA).
As a church school we visit All Saints' in Madeley for our Harvest Festival, Christmas Service and Easter Services. We also use the church as an educational resource across the curriculum. The vicar of All Saints' Church visits our school regularly to lead assemblies or acts of worship.
We welcome many other visitors to our school. The Police, Ambulance and Fire Services and Newcastle-under-Lyme Environmental Health Officer talk to the children about their roles, including such topics as: stranger danger, road safety, firework safety, the dangers of electricity and the danger of the local railway. For year 6 only, drugs, alcohol, smoking and the ‘save a life' scheme run by the curriculum.