This academic year, Surrey Street Primary School is running before-school sports clubs every morning from 7:55am-8:40am.
Having before-school clubs provides many benefits to families at the school including:
The sports clubs are free for children so that all children can have access to extra-curricular activities regardless of income. The PE teaching assistant contacted hours now include the before-school clubs and registers are kept each day to monitor the attendance of different groups of children (SEND, Pupil Premium, etc.) and to potentially target low attending groups.
The before-school clubs tie into the Luton School Games competition calendar so that there is a clear pathway for children who attend clubs to apply their skills in interschool competitions (though any child can be chosen to represent the school in competitions, not just those who attend clubs).
The tables below show the competitions the school plans to enter during the academic year as well as the clubs planned to run in each half-term. The year groups scheduled to attend are in brackets.
*Multi-sports, multi-skills and sportability all relate to the specific competitions so the sports covered within the clubs change each week. For example, in one half-term the children may focus on frisbee, tennis and cricket based on the School Games competition schedule.
Moving forwards, the school aims to introduce afterschool clubs run by external companies, again for free, which have links to the local area – for example, Vauxhall Tennis Club (based at Venue 360) and Stockwood Golf Club. These would allow children to get a feel for what other clubs are out there and to attend other clubs within their area. This would also benefit the external clubs as a way of increasing their take-up within the local area.