As well as After School Care (ASC) we also run some activities after school hours.

These are generally run by third party specialist providers and are booked annually.  We offer a varied programme of activities including Ballet, Dance, Judo, Chess, Speech & Drama and Bobbin Lace Making.

Summer 2021

Day Time Activity
Monday 3.45-4.30pm


Ballet – Upper Prep

Ballet – Upper I

Tuesday 4.00-4.45pm Modern Dance – Lower I – Lower III
Wednesday 4.00-4.45pm




Chess Upper Prep (Beginners)

Chess LI-LIII (Intermediate)

Ballet – Lower Prep

Ballet – Lower III

Thursday 4.00-4.45pm


Ballet – Lower I

Speech & Drama – Lower I – Lower III

Friday 3.45-4.30pm


Modern Dance – Upper Prep

Ballet – Upper II

Speech and Drama

In Speech and Drama classes, students work towards Acting, Speaking in Public and Poetry examinations.

In the summer term Lower I girls will work towards a combination of Introductory Stage III and Entry Verse & Prose examinations. Upper I will have the opportunity to have a go at their first solo acting exam. Upper II & Lower III will be looking at Public Speaking with the aim of taking their first Public Speaking exam at the end of the summer term.  Please note exams are not essential, girls can just enjoy taking part in the lessons.

More information about RABBLE can be found on their website:

Ballet and Modern Theatre Dance

Madelaine Kelly has been associated with The Abbey School for many years providing tuition in Ballet and Modern Dance for girls in Nursery right through to the Senior School. The girls who take Ballet have the option of working towards RAD exams, although these do not take place every academic year for every year group.

For the summer term classes will move away from syllabus work to focus on Creative Dance. All ballet and modern classes will be based on professional works and will aim to inspire and develop the dancer’s creativity alongside musicality and performance skills whilst still paying attention to technical detail.


Chess is a game that helps develop personal skills in many useful areas. It is simple to play but interesting enough to make every game depend on your ideas, skill and cunning. There is almost no luck involved because you simply try to out-think your opponent. The rules are quite easy to learn and most players are able to beat their Mum/Dad within a couple of weeks.If you like puzzles and thinking about problems, you should try Chess – it’s fun.

The Chess club is run by Ken Coates who is a fully qualified English Chess Federation coach, a qualified chess Arbiter (match referee) and a qualified teacher (PGCE & Dip Ed). He has played and won major Championships and is County captain for Cheshire.

We currently don’t have this for Judo/Lace Making (as not happening this term).