After school clubs
The range of after school clubs on offer is extensive, giving your child an opportunity to follow their passions and develop their skills in areas not necessarily covered by the curriculum. Clubs can vary from year to year, but currently include football, tag rugby, hockey, judo, yoga, cookery, art, drama, orchestra, choir, book, computer, Minecraft, Warhammer 40K, exam and outdoor clubs.
Our sports teams do exceptionally well, particularly in sports such as football and tag rugby. St. Mary’s pupils (years 3 – 6) regularly play competitive sports matches against other local independent schools. While within the arts, members of our choir join thousands of other youngsters from around the UK to perform at the O2 as part of the Young Voices Choir in February – a fantastic experience.
We strive to provide clubs that capture children’s imaginations and give them memories that stay with them long after they’ve outgrown our classrooms.
In Years 3 and 4 we start taking our pupils on short residential trips – for one night in Year 3 and two nights in Year 4. These trips are usually linked to their humanities studies and are a wonderful way to start building children’s independence.
In Year 5 we travel to Ironbridge Gorge, famous for its role in the Industrial Revolution, where they’ll visit the likes of Enginuity and on the way there will also visit the Black Country Museum.
In Year 6 there are two residential trips –an overnight stay in France and a week in Pembrokeshire where they try a number of exciting outdoor activities including kayaking, climbing, abseiling and orienteering. It’s wonderful to see our pupils progress from the nervousness of what’s often their first night away from their parents in Year 3, to the fun and laughter of a week of outdoor activities in Year 6.