Class Visits and Visitors
At Abbotsbury, it is our policy to bring the curriculum to life by arranging class visits to places of educational interest over the course of the year. Children may visit places such as museums, art galleries, religious buildings, theatres and concert halls. We also seek to enrich the curriculum by inviting artists, musicians and theatre groups to come in and perform to, or work with, the children.
We expect all children to be included in visits and events, but the school may request voluntary parental contributions toward the costs incurred. If the overall cost of a visit or event is not met, it may be necessary to cancel it. However, no child will be excluded from activities through reasons of financial need.
Children at Abbotsbury have the opportunity to participate in many different after-school clubs and also some lunchtime clubs. Clubs run by the teaching staff have included: board games, computers and choir. Teachers also run sports clubs (for example, netball, gymnastics and football) and some of the teams have gone on to compete successfully against other schools and boroughs. At Abbotsbury, we also host after-school clubs run by outside agencies. These have included Fulham Football Coaching, music lessons, French tuition and ‘Aikido’.
School Journey / Activity Week
Children in Year 4 have the opportunity to go on a residential trip. Parents can pay for this trip in instalments to spread the cost. In cases of financial hardship, parents should approach the Headteacher to make a request for assistance. In Year 6 the children are invited to take part in a week of fun filled activities. These take place more locally and do not involve overnight stays to keep the cost down.
Music and Drama
At Abbotsbury, we have links with other schools and arts agencies that regularly lead to the older children giving performances at local theatres and The Royal Albert Hall. Abbotsbury is working with The Voice Foundation, which encourages coverage of the music curriculum through singing. Children take part in Harvest and Christmas productions and Year Six present an end of year production. We are well known for the high standard of our productions.