In 2018-19 (the last full year before covid restrictions), we provided, with the goodwill of our staff, around 30 clubs per term totalling 94 over the course of the academic year. By the end of the year, 373 of our children (78%) had attended at least one club at some point. The majority attended clubs every term.
|Autumn term only||Autumn and Spring terms combined||Autumn, Spring and Summer terms combined|
|Whole school (out of 480)||245 (51%)||303 (63%)||373 (78%)|
|PP - Children who are in receipt of the pupil premium (out of 66)||26 (40%)||36 (55%)||46 (70%)|
|SEN - Children with a special educational need (out of 76)||30 (39%)||37 (49%)||51 (67%)|
|EAL – Children with whom English is an additional language (out of 88)||37 (42%)||51 (58%)||79 (90%)|
In addition to the clubs run by Loughton School staff on site, there are limited spaces for 50 of our 120 year 6 children (42%) to attend an extra-curricular club ‘children’s university’ hosted at Denbigh School. These figures are in addition to the above.
We actively encourage sporting activities, both team and individual, throughout the school. These have included athletics, country dancing, cross-country running, gymnastics, hockey, netball, soccer and tag rugby. Our cross-country, football, hockey and netball teams have been particularly successful, and have often won at Milton Keynes Schools competitions.
Whenever possible we enter school teams in local competitions, arrange friendly matches and extend our pupils’ experiences. Our hockey team has enjoyed the opportunity to play matches in the National Hockey Stadium. We have also established links with local sports clubs such as Bletchley Rugby Club, Loughton & TMA Football Clubs, Milton Keynes Athletics Club and Milton Keynes Hockey Club.
We have extensive facilities for music, dance and drama, with regular productions which are enjoyed by all. We often are part of the Shakespeare festivals and our children superbly performed ‘Macbeth’ in 2018-19 and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' this academic year at Stantonbury theatre. In 2019, over 60 member of our choir performed at the Young Voices concert at the NEC in Birmingham and we plan to do this again in 2020. The choir and other groups of musicians have also previously performed in Middleton Hall and at MK Theatre, in the heart of Milton Keynes and have taken part in the Milton Keynes Festival of Arts and numerous other events and competitions.
As well as celebrating sports and the arts, there are also plenty of opportunities for pupils to develop skills in many other areas such as languages, creative writing, ICT, sewing and mathematics at our other after-school clubs. Junior Park Rangers outdoor learning club was new this year and one of their many successes was working with the local community to reseed the Millennium Meadow.
“Great sound and very good dynamics. Excellent ensemble and stonking trumpets!”
Adjudicator, MK Brass Festival