Extended day at KC
Something for everyone
All prep schools offer a wide range of extracurricular activities but at KC we are particularly proud of the breadth and quality of our after school clubs and activities offer.
This is not only extended wrap-around-care, this is an extension of our exciting, fun and inspirational education. All our teachers offer a range of clubs aligned to their expertise and interests thus ensuring a passionate and skilled delivery of provision.
We host approximately 70 clubs each week with a huge diversity of choice from Young Authors, to Weaving, Fencing, Construction and Italian conversation. So many children stay until 6.00 pm, not because of their parents' commitments to work but because they choose to. Parents can be often greeted with an unhappy face from their children if they collect too early! A selection of our extracurricular clubs and activities can be seen below.
Pupils joining after school clubs gather for an afternoon snack in the Dining Hall at 4.00pm.
Session 1 runs from 4.10pm to 5.00pm and session 2 runs from 5.00pm to 6.00pm. Students can chose different clubs for each session.
Students taking the school bus home gather outside the School Office before boarding the school buses which depart at 5.15pm.
Parents are able to register for after individual school activities online using the “Schools Buddy” app making it simple to track and add these to your diary.
Clubs are updated each term relevant to the season and we are always looking for new opportunities to add to the programme.
|Art||Aerobics||Athletics||Basketball||Board games||Book club||Ball games|
|Cricket nets||Calligraphy||Cross Country||Dance||Drama||Design and Fashion||Dynamic dance and flip|
|Eco club||Fencing||Football||Gymnastics||Hockey||Homework club||Italian|
|Science||Stories and poems||Sewing and weaving||Table tennis||Tennis||Test prep||Touch typing|
|Touch typing||Winter sports||Woodland learning||Young authors||Yoga|
Need to stay later? Try our supper club
If you have plans for the evening or need to work later than planned we have a flexible supper club or occasional boarding programme. Children can stay on with the boarding community after 6.00pm for an evening meal or for the night in our Sidney Cooper family Boarding House
If your child is staying for an evening meal/occasional boarding at Sidney Cooper House, they can make their way to the Boarding House after their 6:00 activity.
Explore different artistic skills with our art specialist and extend your talents to produce interesting work to be displayed throughout the school.
High quality coaching from an ex international middle distance runner that will introduce children to all athletic events and prepare them for competition.
Football and more in a relaxed fun approach for an after school play and relaxation after a busy day in the classroom.
Play basketball in our sports hall with a PE specialist. Learn the game through playing in small sided games and competing in specific basketball skills.
Learn how to play chess, draughts and explore the more traditional pastimes before our electronic, video games.
Read together different styles of literature, discuss what you like and why. Use the time to find authors you will love.
Join our wonderful, locally and nationally renowned school Choir and sing under the expert tuition of Mrs Spencer. You will perform at many school events and in a variety of venues.
Spend time exploring the mac books in our ICT suite and use a variety of formats to produce your own work. You will also play some games!
Plan your own projects, design them carefully and then build them, all the time assessing if they will work and what needs to be done to ensure that they do!
Learn to follow a recipe, measure ingredients and cook your own creations. You even get to take them home to eat afterwards.
Explore a variety of materials including clay which will enable you to produce pieces of craft that can go into our kiln prior to decorating.
Learn the intricacies of the game, become good at batting, bowling and fielding under the instruction from our expert coaches including a current Kent player.
Cross Country Running
Enjoy running games with our ex international athlete and excellent coaches that will ensure your fitness improves and that you can compete at a high level if you choose to.
Learn a variety of dances and perform them in shows on the stage in our sports hall or even the performance stage at our Parents Day extravagansa. Or use the skills learned to improve your all round performance skills.
Learn different techniques that will enable you to explore a range of situations and characterisations that can be used in the regular performances in school.
Visit the school farm, learn how to care for the animals, experience feeding them and even mucking them out on our working school farm!
Film & Fun
A relaxing way to spend a Friday evening, either playing in our idyllic grounds or watching your favourite DVD’s.
Indoor and outdoor small sided games, learn to play the Barca way with an emphasis on pass and move and thinking in triangles.
Gymnastic skills that will be fun and flexible as you get chances to develop the breadth of your skills through a variety of gymnastic events.
Play small sided games and explore game play situations with our talented coaches whilst you improve your individual skills and match fitness.
Do your homework in a quiet, supervised room where there is an adult to help you if needed and encourage you to enjoy books when the written work is done.
Explore how you can use an iPad and the potential that you and the iPad have to achieve, improve and learn with one of our IT experts. Skills that you take into your academic lessons.
Enjoy playing and constructing using lego, learn to increase the challenge with greater complexity of the task with our design technology expert.
Explore the library, learn how to look after and categorise books while you explore different literature with our school librarian.
Fun and games on the field playing a whole variety of different sports in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Play small sided games, work on game play situations whilst developing your individual skills and talents under the guidance of a specialist coach. Play matches against other schools.
Explore your talents in this area as you are challenged to carry out a variety of tasks and learn techniques to improve your drawing skills. Your work will then be displayed throughout the school
Join our excellent orchestra and use your musical skills to entertain at concerts and school events. Learn the fun of playing in a large group of musicians under the expert eye of our outstanding music teachers.
Fun and games outside in all weathers as you play games and explore our idyllic environment.
Enjoy the opportunity to perform some pop classics and keep up to date with your musical development. You may even get the chance to perform with the teachers’ band!
An introduction into athletics and cross country running for our younger children under the expert coaching of one one of our currently competing county athletes.
Sewing & Textiles
You will be amazed what you can make in a simple way as you explore a variety of techniques and materials to complete a range of projects.
Another activity for our younger children as they play traditional skipping games whilst reciting rhymes and learning timing and rhythm.
Preparing for the onset of Summer by enjoying a mix of winter and summer sports in a relaxing way on our pitches, courts and artificial play surfaces.
Stories & Poems
Storytelling, reading, writing and loving literature and developing a love of these arts whilst improving your ability to express yourselves both verbally and with the written word.
Fun in the sun on the fields as you play cricket, tennis or even a relaxed game pf football or frisbee during the Summer evenings in our idyllic surroundings.
Play table tennis in our sports hall and complete a variety of challenges that are all planned carefully to improve your performance at the table.
Follow a programme devised by our tennis coach that will see you progress through the various stages of development into full court games.
Be fully prepared for exams and learn to love reasoning puzzles under the expert eye of our Maths coordinator who will ensure that there are no surprises in any exam situation.
Learn the skills and gain the speed that will enable you to word process your academic work with genuine confidence.
Write your own pieces of literature in a variety of formats as you explore the use of the written word. This also includes looking at how to getting pieces of writing published in different places.
Design and Fashion
Fashion design is the art of applying design, aesthetics, clothing construction and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. It is influenced by culture and different trends.
Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness).
Join the school Chaplain, Dr Glass, in our weekly Charities after school club.
A club for beginners and fluent speakers. Join in on the fun with our Ks1 and Ks2 groups. Ciao
Enjoy fencing with our specialist coach where clothing and epees are provided for the session. Enjoy learning the skill of defense with an opponent.
Eye for detail when learning new fonts with calligraphy pens and explore the classic and modern styles adding spirals and swirls to your letters.
Active learning with interactive experiments available in each session, from bubbling biology and colourful chemistry to fantastic physics!
Eco clubs will empower students to participate and take up meaningful environmental activities and projects.
A club for children to be introduced to a range of ball games. Each club will involve basic individual ball skills before leading into small sided conditioned games to enable children to build a skill set for each chosen sport.
Whatever you want to know, please send us an email and we will gladly answer all your questions.