We encourage our pupils to think creatively, explore their environment and problem-solve, thus enabling them to construct their own understanding of the world around them. In co-curricular terms, this means providing a diverse array of opportunities within the school day to enhance and develop their learning experience. The broad and unique span of activities that fall within this co-curricular framework takes place both on the school premises and through assorted educational outings.

The great outdoors

We offer weekly swimming lessons at the Sir Roger Bannister Sports Centre, dance and gymnastics in the Pre-Prep gymnasium, weekly outdoor learning and forest school sessions at the Senior School allotment and UCS fields, and weekly trips to the Foundation’s extensive sports grounds for outdoor Physical Education. Play opportunities have the same priority as skill-based sessions.

The local community

Additionally, we welcome artists, authors and members of the local community to our classrooms; all Key Stage One children have access to individual Music lessons for piano and violin; the boys perform an annual evening Music recital; and there are two productions a year – for winter and summer – in the Lund Theatre, plus a special final assembly and participation in the Foundation’s Remembrance Service and festive Carol Concert.

School club scene

Both before – via our Early Morning Club – and after school, we complement this abundance of co-curricular endeavour with a rich and varied clubs’ programme which typically features Taekwondo, Gymnastics, Art, Cooking, Coding, Philosophy, Yoga, Chess, Ballet, Eco-Warriors, Science, Languages and Fencing in addition to the ever popular School Choir.

We also take advantage of our unique geographical position by bringing the boys to the outstanding museums, parks and theatres of the capital and visiting local amenities such as Camden Arts Centre, Keats House, Hampstead Heath, London Zoo and neighbouring city farms.

Where the action happens

The Pre-Prep has light, well-equipped classrooms, a spacious gym, a Creative Arts and Sciences Studio, and a research pod on site, with pupils also using the additional facilities across the Foundation.