• Our daughter has really enjoyed the sporting opportunities offered.
    Year 6 Parent
  • There is an extensive range of extra-curricular activities that are attended by large numbers of pupils. The pupils’ physical development is strongly supported by the many opportunities they have to participate in sport.
    ISI Inspection Report 2013

Beyond the Curriculum

The Junior School offers a wealth of clubs and activities outside lessons, from art and design, chess, cookery, charities and drama to science and technology, music and outdoor learning.

Junior Extra Curricular Clubs booklet 2016 cover














Sport plays an important part in most girls’ High School experience. All pupils from Reception to Year 6 receive, as part of the curriculum, teaching in basic skills for many major team sports, for dance, problem-solving and for gymnastics. Swimming is taught at a local swimming pool in Year 4. There are also many opportunities for our girls to represent the School in a variety of sports from Year 4 upwards and many pupils progress to represent South Yorkshire. We host two netball tournaments each year for local schools at Under-10 and Under-11. Extra-curricular sport is thriving and we share the use of the Astroturf pitch, sports hall and gymnasium with the Senior School.


Music lessons are delivered as part of the curriculum by a specialist music teacher. Singing and recorder playing form an important part of these lessons, as do studies of various musical styles, different countries and eras. Individual tuition is available in piano, violin, ‘cello, brass and woodwind instruments from a team of visiting peripatetic teachers who prepare pupils for Associated Board examinations. There are opportunities at lunchtimes for group music-making with recorder ensembles, choirs, wind band and string groups. The older, more accomplished players often join Senior School ensembles. Opportunities for performance range from playing in Junior School assemblies to participation in local music festivals as well as workshops, year group concerts and whole school events.


Dance is taught as part of the Physical Education curriculum from Reception to Year 6 and a variety of styles and music is explored. There are opportunities to participate in extra-curricular Dance through Ballet, and for Years 5 and 6, some performance dance groups organised by Senior School pupils.


Drama forms an important part of the English curriculum and girls have regular sessions as part of their lessons. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 girls take part in a nativity play each Christmas and there are also chances to perform in class assemblies which are performed to the rest of the Junior School. Year 6 produce an annual musical play in the summer term.

Speech and Drama lessons are also very popular and they are provided (at extra cost) by a specialist teacher who prepares girls for LAMDA examinations.