Q: How does my child sign-up for clubs?
A: The Lower School (Year 7 & 8 students) can sign up for clubs via an online form, which they will be encouraged to complete during their tutor time and IT lessons during Autumn Term. The Upper School (Year 9, 10 & 11 students) are sent a form to complete directly to their school email.
Q: My child has not been allocated all their chosen clubs. What can I do?
A: Unfortunately, we are unable to provide every student with all their chosen clubs, due to maximum capacities and high demand for certain clubs. We will ensure that your child receives at least one of their selected clubs and that they are able to be placed on a waiting list for clubs which are oversubscribed.
Q: For sports clubs, does my son/daughter have to wear a PE kit or can they wear their own clothes?
A: Pupils will need to bring in and wear suitable clothing. Their PE kit is perfectly fine however any sports attire is acceptable. If football is a chosen activity, appropriate football boots are essential. The PE department will not loan out any kit or footwear for after school activities.
Q: Is there a maximum capacity for clubs? What happens if my son/daughter is unable to get a place?
A: Yes. There is a maximum capacity for most clubs. If your child does not gain a place on their desired course, we will put your son/daughter on a waiting list and they will be able to join the club next term.
Q: What happens if my child is ill and cannot attend their club?
A: You should email the club leader directly to inform them about any absences. Club leaders details are available on the clubs timetables here.
Q: Do I need to pay for clubs?
Most clubs are not charged for, apart from Cooking Club and Music lessons. These are paid for via ParentPay. If you would make a voluntary donation, these are also paid for via ParentPay.