At Sheringham Primary School we offer a variety of After School Clubs to meet the different interests of the children. We use the skills and expert knowledge of the staff and outside organisations to run a range of clubs. We believe that clubs are a valuable extension to the school day allowing children the additional opportunities to work with their peers and adults. Children who attend clubs regularly have expressed a sense of achievement and enjoyment that has resulted in increased confidence, motivation and commitment towards school life and their learning.
Clubs will run once a term for a 6 week block. This does not include some sport clubs which take place throughout the year. Children and parents have a choice of which clubs they wish to select and are asked to make three choices in order of preference. Places are then allocated on a first come, first served basis. However, we try our hardest to ensure that all children who show an interest in clubs do get a place, even though it may not have been their first choice. When your child gets a place in a club it is important that they attend each week as the place could have been offered to another child.
Children will be provided with a healthy snack of fruit straight after school. All clubs start at 3.30pm and finish at 4.30pm. It was decided by last year’s School Council that as clubs were an extension of the school day, the School Rules should continue to be followed in club sessions.
At Sheringham Primary School, the needs of the children are of paramount importance and so their opinions matter. Through regular evaluations we assess whether we are running the clubs that the children want. We therefore try and change the clubs on offer each term to meet the demand. This term, we are introducing Super Memory Gamer Club, Green Fingers Club, Finger Fun-Zone Frenzy Club, Japanese Film Club, Literary Wonders Club and Mile After School Club.
Your views are also important to us. If you have any ideas on clubs or have a particular area of expertise that you would like to share with us and the children then please do let us know.