Sport, Music, Drama and Art all form part of our broad curriculum at The Abbey Junior School, and all students participate in regular trips, workshops and residential visits. However, our extra-curricular programme has been crafted to allow each student to try, explore and discover new talents and interests, across a diverse choice of additional activities, as you can see below.

Although we refer to these as ‘extra-curricular’, we see these activities as very much a part of their learning experience, and we encourage every student to give it a go and never stop learning something new.

Our extended lunch break gives plenty of time for students from Lower Preparatory to Upper Junior to eat, socialise and enjoy one of the many inclusive clubs on offer. Whether out on the field playing Ultimate Frisbee or creating colourful leaf collages in Nature Detectives – there is something to inspire everyone. A busy timetable of additional activities takes place after school hours, including after-school fixtures for older sports teams, and you can find out more about these on our Before and After School Care page.

Sport

The Abbey Junior School introduces students to a multitude of competitive and recreational sports, with the aim of finding every child a sport that they enjoy. The programme includes:

  • Lunchtime clubs
  • Coaching sessions with visiting experts
  • Weekly swimming at the Senior School pool
  • Competitive matches and fun tournaments in sports from hockey and netball to gymnastics, skiing and tennis
  • Annual events including The Abbey Fun Run

Music

The musical life of the Junior School is rich and vibrant with students encouraged to enjoy both listening to and performing music. In addition to curricular music, students enjoy:

  • Joining one of the four choirs
  • Lunchtime clubs including orchestra, flute ensemble, belleplates, brass group, percussion group, harp ensemble, recorder groups
  • Taking individual instrumental and voice lessons
  • Performing in our regular recitals and entering music festivals

Drama

There are many opportunities for students to explore drama and develop the confidence that comes with performing in front of an audience. Opportunities include:

  • Taking part in class assemblies
  • Starring in annual year group productions
  • Expressing themselves in drama club
  • Taking speech and drama lessons and working towards LAMDA exams

Lunch Time Clubs

Our extended lunch break gives students the opportunity to try their hand at just about anything in our diverse extra-curricular clubs which vary from term to term and year group to year group. Just a few examples are:

  • Nature Detectives Club
  • Chill Club
  • Mind-boggling Games
  • Philosophy Shop
  • Jazzy Jewellery

And more...

  • Art Club
  • Audio Book Club
  • Badminton
  • Ballet
  • Bananagram Club
  • Bobbin Lace
  • Book Club
  • Bracelet Making
  • British Sign Language
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess & Board Games
  • Chill Club Drop in
  • Circus Skills

  • Coding Club
  • Computing Drop in
  • Construction Club
  • Creative Writing
  • Crochet Club
  • Cross Stitch
  • Cupcake Club
  • Debate Club
  • Digital Leaders
  • Drama Club
  • Drawing Club
  • French Club
  • Gardening

  • German Club
  • Hama Beads
  • Happiness Club
  • Hockey
  • ICT Club
  • Judo
  • Kensington Choir
  • Lego
  • Microscope Club
  • Mindful Colouring and Relaxation
  • Modern Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Nature Detectives

  • Netball
  • Percussion Club
  • Sewing
  • Soap Making
  • Speech and Drama
  • STEAM
  • Super Science
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • Willow Weaving
  • Yoga