At St Clare’s School, we endeavour to educate the whole child. Our aim is to send young people out into the world of work as responsible, balanced young citizens. Developing life-skills and character education have always been at the forefront of our day to day pastoral care at St Clare’s but we now explicitly address their development through our Enrichment Programme. Our aim is to offer activities that will form an essential part of promoting employability and enhancing academic attainment, whilst teaching our young people essential life skills that will have benefits well beyond the classroom.
In the Senior School, we have adapted our timetable so that all pupils will take part in the enrichment programme every Wednesday afternoon. They take part in a wide range of activities, exploring skills that sometimes are not explicitly addressed on the timetable. From learning sign language to conservation club, as well as entering competitions and attending workshops with guest experts, we hope to enhance pupil employability through the additional skills learned.
Alongside the planned activities, the PE department will be running sporting fixtures and a variety of tournaments, minimising the impact on the academic curriculum. The Maths Department will also offer additional Statistics and Further Maths GCSEs to their more able Year 10 mathematicians.
Consent letters for trips off-site and information on required clothing will be given out in advance of particular sessions. Mrs Smart and Mrs Parker will be reviewing the impact of the current programme, through surveys and feedback sessions with the pupils and their opinions have already shaped the look of the spring term’s programme.
Download the Spring 2020 Enrichment Programme Y7-11
Download the Autumn 2019 Enrichment Programme for Year 7-11
Download the Autumn 2019 Enrichment Programme for Sixth Form
Download the Summer 2019 Enrichment Programme
Spring Term Prep School Clubs
Each club runs until 4:00, 4:15 or 4:30 and the pupils will be fully supervised. Club leaders will give parents details of finishing times at the start of term. Parents will be required to make the necessary arrangements for transport home and it is essential that a parent informs the club leader in writing should their child be unable to attend the club on any occasion during the year.
Due to the popularity of a number of the clubs it may be necessary to organise some on a rota basis.
** Please note that there is a charge for drama on a Wednesday which is directly payable to The Performance House.
|Monday lunchtime||Junior Choir (Y2-Y6)|
|Monday||Mindfulness Colouring (Reception) until 4:00pm|
|Monday||Juniors Dance until 4:00pm|
|Monday||Juniors Space until 4:15pm (split by year group alternating each week)|
|Tuesday||Infants Yoga/Dance until 4:00pm|
|Tuesday||Chess (Y4 - Y6) until 4:15pm|
|Wednesday lunchtime||French (Y1 & Y2)|
|Wednesday||Performance House Drama (Y1-6) until 4:30 **|
|Thursday lunchtime||Year 6 Enterprise|
|Thursday||Crafts (Y1 & Y2) until 4:00pm|
|Thursday||Junior Cross Country until 4:15pm|
Autumn Term Senior School Clubs
|Table tennis (all years)|
|Computer Club (LY)||Parliamentary Debate Club||Chess Club (CE)||Business & Marketing Club - "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" (NMcG)||Current Affairs|
|Art Club (KS3)||Choir (all years)||Film Club (HD)||Board Games|
|Music Jam KS3 (JS)|
|Senior school football (Y10-Y13 boys & girls)||Lower school football (Y7-Y9 boys & girls)||Fitness (all years)||Netball (all years)||Table tennis (all years)|
|Italian||International Film Club (Sixth Form). Monthly.|
Autumn Term Senior School extra classes timetable
|GCSE Chemistry||GCSE Spanish|
|GCSE PE Table-tennis||GCSE PE Table-tennis|
|After school||After school||After school||After school||After school|
|GCSE Further Maths||GCSE Drama||A-Level Spanish||GCSE Computer Science 4-5pm||GCSE French 4-4:45pm|
|GCSE Biology (Y11) until 4:30pm||GCSE History|