Curriculum Enrichment & Extra Curricular Activities
Enrichment activities are a particular strength of the school. Children frequently go on many trips outside of school making full use of the London's amenities, such as museums and galleries, but we also make great use of our surrounding area with visits to Fryent Country Park and the Welsh Harp reservoir.
The school ensures that there are suitable opportunities to build on, extend and value pupils’ own diverse knowledge, experience, interests and competencies.
The cultural curriculum and education is another strength of the school with many children taking peripatetic music lessons and playing in orchestras both in and out of school. Last year, a number of children performed on stage at Wembley Arena. Drama is used to enrich speaking and listening skills together with fostering a love of acting and performing. This translates to children’s activities outside of school leading to one child performing professionally on stage at a well known West End Show. The use of specialist music, drama and peripatetic teachers greatly enhances pupils’ cultural development. Our annual "Performing Arts Concert" and school musical demonstrate high standards in the arts.
Children are encouraged to attend two residential visits whilst in Key Stage 2. These take place in years 5 and 6 at a Local Authority Environmental Education centre and at an outward bound centre. Through these trips, children develop teamwork, independence, resilience and experience life away from their normal urban surroundings. We always have high take up of these visits, children enjoy them and learn a great deal about becoming more independent by taking part.
We offer a wider curriculum outside of the normal teaching day, before school, during breaks and lunchtime as well as after school. We have a wide variety of clubs that appeal to a range of interests and ages. We review our provision annually and ask the children about what sorts of club they would like to see on offer at OGPS. There is high demand for all our clubs and we aim to have something on offer for everyone over the course of each year.
Clubs and activities are run by both the school staff and external providers. Where there is a cost implication, support is given to pupils whose parents would not be able to meet this so that no pupils are disadvantaged. Specialist fitness and sports coaching is provided on weekly basis for all pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2. This has helped foster a love of sport amongst the children and aided in certain school teams achieving sporting success. Children are actively encouraged to take part in sport in local community sports clubs and events.
Please contact the school office if you want to find out more about any of the clubs, or current availability.