We offer a wide range of extra-curricular clubs which take place before school, at lunch times and after school. A Breakfast Club and After School Care Club are run every day.
” The extraordinary extra-curricular programme supports learning really well..”.. Ofsted 2016
High quality clubs and activities are an essential part of school life. They provide opportunities to enrich children’s experiences beyond the curriculum and are an excellent medium to foster good relationships between staff, pupils and parents. They develop children’s social skills by providing a forum of interaction between children across different ages and schools. Clubs and activities are matched to our staff’s expertise and interest and make the most of the resources we have in school. In some cases, clubs are run by external providers who make a charge for attendance.
Sporting and Outdoors Activities:
Children are introduced to Rugby, Football, Netball, Athletics, Tennis, Gym, Hockey and Cricket and where possible these games are conducted by qualified coaches. We regularly arrange matches against other schools and are involved in tournaments.
All pupils swim for a term at Walthamstow Hall School swimming pool and they take part in Forest School where they experience nature and the outdoor environment in a safe, secure and hands on way.
In Years 1 and 2 the children have the opportunity to learn ballet. All pupils also learn Street Dancing with a qualified dance teacher.
In Years 3 and 4 the children take up Horseriding and in Years 5 and 6 they take up Biking.
For more information see our Sports Premium Funding page.
“..pupils and parents identified how much pupils benefit from the wide range of opportunities that the school offers. In particular the quality and range of sporting activities and clubs as well as the rich provision for music throughout the school.”.. Ofsted 2016
Music and Drama:
Children participate in performances for parents and friends at the School, Walthamstow Hall’s Ship Theatre and in the Church. Kent Music School and our very own Music Specialist teacher provide the opportunity for pupils to undertake tuition on many instruments.
All pupils in Years 3 to 6 have the opportunity to join our school choir.
Lunch Time and After-School Activities:
We are able to offer a wide range of activities including Homework, Sewing, Gardening, Chess, Street Dance, French, Spanish, Art, Football and Netball among others; please click here for a list of clubs currently running.
After-School Chargeable Clubs run at St John’s by outside companies:
Several companies use our facilities for chargeable after-school clubs, these include Judo, First Class Football and Tennis Academy.
How to Book Clubs and Activities
Please click here to see the current clubs list Clubs available from January 2020.
For further information please see the Club instruction letter
Bookings can only be made from 11am on Tuesday 7th January, you cannot book before this. Please visit http://stjohnscep.parentseveningsystem.co.uk to make your bookings. Please ensure that your log-in details exactly matches the details that you provided to the school, or the system will not let you log-in. Only return the form to the office if you are unable to book online. Returned forms will be numbered and processed in order from 11:00am on Tuesday 7th January and then returned to parents.
Bookings close on Friday 10th January at 9:00am when registers and Parentmail groups are prepared for each club. Please do not return forms to the office after this date.
You will automatically receive an email to confirm whether you have been successful in obtaining a place in your chosen club or whether you have a space on the waiting list. (Please check your “junk” or “spam” folder).
Please note that only Science Club can be paid for by cash/cheque. All other clubs must be paid either directly to the supplier or in the case of Ballet by Parentmail. We will no longer be accepting payments for outside suppliers through the school office.
Note that some clubs have to be booked directly with the provider: details on the attached form.
Please note the dates that your chosen clubs start and finish. Any cancellations or changes to dates will be informed to parents via Parentmail. We try to inform parents as soon as we are aware of any changes, but these can sometimes be on the day, due to weather conditions or staff illness. We would therefore appreciate it if parents could check their Parentmail regularly.
Wrap Around Care
Breakfast Club – Daily 7:45 – 8:45am
We run a breakfast club from 7:45am every morning where we serve a nutritious breakfast.
After School Care 3:15 until 6:00pm daily
The St John’s after school care is a safe and secure place for children to go after the school day has finished for a few hours to engage in fun and relaxing activities or additional supported study.