The Wider Curriculum

The School visits galleries, museums and theatres, as well as rural field centres and residential trips, including the Year 5/6 trip to France. So many of our pupils have special talents which we want to discover and nurture and what better way to educate than to provide another dimension?

School Assemblies

School Assembly is an important time of the school day and the weekly programme allows both for the strengthening of the community through meeting together and the opportunity for the treatment of subjects in a manner relevant to the different age ranges and groupings within the school.

Assembly is a time of corporate worship and identity as a community as well as an opportunity for praise and rewards, special presentations and notes on the expectations and ethos of St Wystan’s. The moral and broadly Christian messages are reinforced through prayer, hymn-singing and general discussion.

Music in School

The school choirs and orchestra rehearse weekly and perform at major school occasions and in the local community. There are regular school productions including nativities for the lower school and Nursery plus a production for the upper school. There is also a House Music competition. Beyond the curriculum pupils have a number of opportunities to pursue an interest in Music.

Pupils can have individual instrumental tuition through the school. This is arranged through the Head of Music for instruments including piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, guitar, trumpet, trombone and drums.

Clubs

A wide-range of activities enriches the taught curriculum. We encourage children to be involved in a range of activities, helping to develop and nurture every child’s strengths and interests. Children are given the opportunity to participate in a wide and varied number of extra-curricular activities.

To give you a flavour of what is on offer, choices include drama, football, netball, dance, art, science, knitting, choir, quiz and French clubs. The costs of staff-run clubs are included in school fees (one-off payments for additional resources may be required, but parents will be given notice of this).

Click on the latest version of the club timetable below to download.

Trips

Trips are an important part of life at St Wystan’s adding to wider development of the children, notably their social skills, life experiences and confidence.  We run numerous trips as part of the day-to-day curriculum plus two residentials during the year.

Residential Trips include:

  • Year 3 & 4 three-day outdoor activity residential to a local activity centre
  • Year 5 & 6 five-day residential to France.

We actively encourage all our children to take part in these trips.

School Council

We encourage the children to develop their social, organisational and teamwork skills by taking on extra responsibilities and challenges at school. Year 6 children can become School Officers, voted for by staff as well as their peers, while the younger children can elect to join one of our committees.