Preparatory School Activities

Preparatory School Extra-Curricular Programme


Time: Thursday from 12:50pm
Venue: Newman Hall
Contact: Mr Jones –

All keen singers are invited to attend this rehearsal.  There are numerous events throughout the year which need a fantastic choir such as RATs concerts, Carol Services, Picnic Concerts and many more.  The choir is made up of around 30 students who all love to sing, regardless of their musical background.

Cookery Club

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:14 – 5:14pm
Venue: Cookery Room, Preparatory School
Contact: Miss J Kearns, and Miss C Llewelyn,

If you like to cook, bake, stir and mix then this is the club for you!  We meet every Tuesday and Thursday and cook up some fabulous goodies for you to take home and taste afterwards.

So if you think you could be the next Jamie Oliver or Mary Berry or if you just love to cook, then come and join us in the brand new cookery room, in the Prep School.

Cross Country Running Club

Time: Tuesday from 4:00 – 5:15pm
Venue: Preparatory School
Contact: Mr D Kent,

We have a well-supported cross-country running club for children at the preparatory school who are in Years 3-6.  Children of all abilities really enjoy using our wonderful school grounds for middle / longer distance running during the summer months whilst on the darker evenings we head for the track and concentrate on improving our speed over the shorter distances.   There are also opportunities to take part in local Saturday morning events representing Ratcliffe and competing against other schools.

Cross Stitch Club

Time: Mondays from 4:15 – 5:15pm
Venue: Preparatory School
Contact: Miss Watson –

We very much enjoy coming together for a relaxing time on a Monday night. We chat about the day and listen to music, as we sew together! The children are now able to use crosses to make pictures on the material and have produced some beautiful bookmarks and pictures. Some children have even used their imagination to design their own pictures.

Dance Club

Time: Thursdays from 4:15 – 5:15pm
Venue: Latin Room
Contact: Mrs Walker –

Years 3 and 4. Students learn a variety of dances covering a number of genres including street dance and contemporary dance and enjoy making up their own routines to perform to the group.

String Ensemble

Time: Thursdays at 8:00am
Venue: Music Classroom
Contact: Mr Jones –

Violinists, viola players and cellists are all welcome at this group, which aims to support the progress of the Prep School’s finest string players.  Like the Wind Ensemble, it aims to perform at least once a term and will occasionally join forces with the Wind group to form a full orchestra for special occasions.

Wind Ensemble

Time: Tuesdays from 12:50pm
Venue: Music Classroom
Contact: Mr Jones –

This group provides a chance for our talented wind and brass players to come together and learn pieces that push the students both in terms of their ability and towards a goal of performance.  The group aims to perform at least once a term either in Friday assemblies or other school events such as the Carol Service as required.