Repton Prep is bursting with extra things to do and try both indoors and out, on site and off.
It is blessed with space, facilities and an exceptional team of staff. Several hours a week are dedicated to activities. We try to ensure that every child discovers something they are good at, giving a strong base from which to build confidence and self-belief.
After School Clubs and Activities
The activities on offer range from physical, cerebral, reflective, relaxing, creative and artistic. We run around 40 activities each term for Upper School pupils and 28 activities for those in Lower School. The activities that are available often reflect staff interests and enthusiasm, but pupils have a voice too and a number of activities have been set up at their request. Warhammer and Girls’ Football are the most recent of these. Late notice 'Mop Up' is available for the unexpected times when parents are delayed and pupils need to stay in school during activity time.
We believe that the range and quality of activities we offer at Repton Prep are unparalleled in our region and beyond.
Upper Prep Activities
Children love the opportunity to try something new and at Foremarke we offer a busy and stimulating after-school activity programme. These activities are offered to pupils in Years 5 – 8 on four evenings each week during term time, between 5.00pm and 6.00pm. The children complete their prep between 4.15pm and 5.00pm after a short break and a snack, and then carry on to their chosen activity.
We provide an extensive and varied selection of clubs and activities throughout the academic year. Pupils select their activities termly and may undertake a different activity each day. Our after-school activities incur no extra charge except where a specialist external coach is brought in to school.
These activities for children in Years 3 and 4 are available each night of the week except Wednesdays when school finishes at 4.00pm. The program runs from 4.15 until 5.00pm and provides an opportunity for children to enjoy a variety of extra–curricular clubs. Our aim is to offer activities which appeal to all children whatever their interest may be.
Our after-school activities incur no extra charge except where a specialist external coach is brought in to school, such as Fencing.
Activities do change each term and reflect the changing seasons both in terms of sports and outdoor activities. Children are required to submit their choices at the end of each term by means of a completion form. Once allocated children will attend their activity for the whole term.
Adventure is so important at Repton Prep that curriculum time for Years 5 – 8 is devoted to it in the first full week of each school year. During this the pupils work on independence, team building and leadership.
We work with a number of providers in order to create high quality programs tailored to each year group. We make full use of our inspiring location as well as organising visits to the wild areas of Britain.
As well as developing performance skills, a high priority for our adventure programme is to use the activity or environment to challenge pupils to think about the way they work and their attitude towards it.
Each child has their own individual summit, and we encourage them all to aim towards reaching theirs.
The educational benefits are widely reported and include:
An improvement in academic achievement
Providing a bridge to higher order learning
Developing skills and independence in a widening range of environments
Making learning more engaging and relevant to young people
Developing active citizens and stewards of the environment
Providing opportunities to take acceptable levels of risk
Giving young people responsibility for achieving these outcomes and helping them to learn from their successes and failures
Providing support for many different curriculum areas.