Clubs

We provide a wide range of after school clubs for the children at Prior Weston to enjoy. Registration for clubs will be completed through ParentMail. The registration form will go live at 6pm on 13th July. If you need help with ParentMail please contact the School Office.

Clubs will run for 10 weeks between 18th September and 1st December inclusive and will incur a standard fee of £2/session, which is £20 for the whole course.

Please ensure that your child/ren understand that participating in clubs is a privilege. Respectful behaviour towards the club leaders is expected at all times. Our club leaders volunteer their time in order to enrich the lives of your children and need to fully concentrate on their topic instead of behaviour management.  Regular problems with behaviour will result in the loss of the place.

Children will be able to eat a small snack at the beginning of the clubs as we appreciate that they may be hungry at the end of the school day. We are a Healthy School at Prior Weston, promoting fruit and healthy options at snack times.  It is for this reason that chocolate, crisps and soft drinks are not allowed.

Please pick up your child/ren from the Sports Hall at 4.50pm. For safeguarding reasons you will be asked to provide a password and to notify the school in advance, if someone else is collecting your child/ren. The Extended Day Coordinator can be contacted on 07887 912179 or alternatively you can send an email to extendedday@priorweston.islington.sch.uk.

Spring Term 2018

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 8:30-8:50 Ball Games Ball Games     Ball Games
 3:30-4:45 Glee Club Badminton Inclusive Sport Boxing Fencing
 3:30-4:45 Gymnastics African Workshop Arsenal Football - Girls Only Gymnastics Dance
 3:30-4:45 Science Club (5pm) Art - Take One Picture (5pm) Chess Drawing Club Homework Club
 3:30-4:45   Debate It Chess Yoga  
 3:30-4:45 Tennis Club        
 3:30-4:45   Code Club** Craft Club Art With Hannah  

Gems Performing Arts

There are hundreds of big stage schools all across London, but unfortunately, children can get lost at these big schools, because the numbers are so large.  This can be intimidating for them, especially for a young child who has never danced or sung before. Most children join Gems Performing Arts (GPA) because they enjoy performing and want to learn new skills, but more importantly, to shake off their shy tendencies, to grow in confidence and to interact with other children. At Gems Performing Arts, the classes are small and intimate. We care about each Gem and love to watch them grow in confidence in a supportive environment. GPA aim to have a personal relationship with all children, teachers and parents to ensure that they can provide feedback to help towards the development of your child.

You can find more information about Gems on their website.

Code Club

At Code Club, we think all children should have the opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from.

To do this, we support a nationwide network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for children aged 9-11 to build and share their ideas, learning along the way.

We currently have over 6000 clubs in over 80 countries, and our club projects have been translated in 15 languages.

Our projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally, meaning there’s also no need for the adult running the session to be a computing expert.

Code Club was founded in 2012, and in 2015 joined forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a registered UK charity. Code Club is a key educational programme for the Foundation, working to help many more young people learn how to build their ideas with code.

You can find more information about Code Club on their website.

Arsenal in Community

Arsenal Football Club was born out of community and has always understood the power it has to bring people together and reach individuals in a way that nobody else can.

Arsenal Football Club’s history of giving back to its community can be traced back more than 125 years, when early matchday programme cards were sold to raise money for Homes for Working Boys at the club’s former home in Woolwich, south London.

Read more about Aresenal in Community on their website.

ART - Take One Picture

This club will run over the entire year. This club will follow the same idea as the National Gallery’s Take One Picture scheme which
uses one of the pictures in its collection as the starting point for art making. Students will examine and interrogate a painting, studying both how it looks, its history and the history of that time. Students will then plan and make a series of art works from their ideas.

Art Club with Hannah

Learn to improve your art skills and art making. This club will include a little of everything.

Premier Education Group

Premier Education Group works flexibly with schools to help them achieve their goals and make a significant contribution in terms of values, ethos and standards. All activity professionals who deliver sessions outside of school hours, ensure participants have a rewarding, fun experience.

Premier Sport OSHL programmes have proven to improve classroom behaviour, stimulate academic performance and improve attendance.  We also provide parents with feedback at end of each of block of activity. This reporting highlights the learning outcomes and progress of the child.

Premier activity professionals deliver breakfast, lunchtime, afterschool and holiday programmes in over 50 different activities, and as our staff are specialists, you can be safe in the knowledge that your pupil will be getting the best possible delivery. Premier staff are all National Governing Body qualified and have industry leading insurance, DBS, emergency first aid, liability and safeguarding certification.

Premier Sport – Inspire to Compete

  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Cricket

The Inspire to Compete programme offers inclusive opportunities to ‘inspire’ children to engage in sport and physical activities with the opportunity to feel success through competition. The programme aims to increase child confidence and to develop the ability to win and lose respectfully. Inspire to Compete prepares children for competition by introducing rules and skill familiarisation sessions prior to the event which gives children the ability to learn and play to rules ethically.

Premier Sport Inclusive Sport - PLAY Active

PLAY Active sessions encourage fun-based physical activity rather than traditional sports. The aim of PLAY Active is to encourage children to get physically active through structured activities by placing the emphasis on inclusion rather than sport skills and techniques. This in turn improves social skills, self-esteem, balance, co-ordination and physical wellbeing.

Premier Performing Arts - Dance

Setting the stage for your children to thrive... with confidence, creativity and fun! Students are able to develop their talents and focus on specific areas of dance, dependent on the needs identified by individuals and groups. Students are given the opportunity to perform in front of an audience giving them a goal to work towards, developing their confidence as they demonstrate their talents to family and friends.

Drawing Club

This club will develop students drawing skills. It will largely focus on drawing from observation, learning to see light and dark and to use line more effectively. We will also learn about colour mixing and using colour to create an impact.

Chess - Beginners

This club is for children who do not know how to play chess at all, but would like to learn. It will be run by Jacques Parry, a keen amateur player. Please do not register children for this club if they already know how the pieces move. Such children are welcome to join Chess - Improvers (Wednesday) instead.

Chess - Improvers

This club is for children who know how to play chess, and are keen not just to play but also to improve their play.

The club will run for 90 minutes. About 30 minutes will be devoted to demonstrations and exercises. For this purpose children will be provided with workbooks from the highly regarded Learning Chess series.

In the remainder of the session children will be able to take part in an organised tournament, using standard time limits. The results will be collated week by week and an eventual winner declared.

The club will normally be divided into two groups, running at the same time: the more experienced players will be coached by Jacques Parry and the rest by Nicole Scott. Both are keen amateur players.

"Pupils from different cultural and religious backgrounds get on very well together and appreciate the harmonious and tolerant climate created in the school."

- Ofsted (October 2013)