Clubs & Activities
Each term, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities, as well as pre- and post- school day supervision to help working parents.
Breakfast Club takes place every day in the school dining room from 7.45 am to 8.15 am. Children may be brought to the dining room, without prior booking, where they will be able to choose from cereals, fruit, yoghurt and toast with various spreads. Mrs Mayhead supervises the children and takes them to their classrooms at 8.15 am. There is a daily charge of £3 for this, invoiced in arrears.
Pre-Prep children may also attend one of two clubs at the end of the school day (3.30 pm): ‘4.15 Club’ is free for those children with siblings in the Prep School or whose Pre-Prep siblings are attending an after school activity. Acorns Tea Club runs from 3.30 pm until 6 pm each day and provides structured activities and games, as well as a high tea of sandwiches, fruit and a drink. The charges for Acorns Tea Club can be found in the Pre-Prep Clubs booklet. This may be booked on a regular basis at the start of each term, or you can book your son or daughter in on an ad-hoc basis for individual days by contacting the school office.
The exciting range of lunchtime and after school activities changes every term. They may include: fencing, circus skills, fun fitness, tennis coaching, judo, Lego club, art, pottery, ballet, multi-sports, cookery, Minecraft club, fun Spanish, crafts, sewing, Glee Club, learning to sign and football training with Portsmouth Football Club. The cost of each club varies but typically ranges from £35 to £65 per term. Lunchtime activities take place once the children have eaten their meal, and after school activities take place from 3.30 pm until 4.15 pm.
Individual and small group music lessons are also available during the school day in any instrument. Usually, these lessons begin in Year 2 but children with prior knowledge may begin before this stage. More information on this is available from the school office.
Every Oakwood pupil swims once a week in our heated, covered pool as part of the normal school timetable but private swimming lessons are also available and can be arranged by contacting Chichester Swim School directly (see 'Useful Links' for details of their website). Private lessons and parent and baby/toddler swimming sessions are open to everyone, whether or not the children are Oakwood pupils.