Extra-Curricular Activities

We run a wide range of after school clubs each term.

In the Spring term football club, performing arts club, engineering club, forest club and cookery took place for Reception and Year 1.

In the Summer term we will be offering clubs for Rising Reception also. Currently we have cricket, gardening, ballet, arts and crafts, Ready, Steady, Go Kids, engineering, cookery and forest club arranged for the Summer term.

In the Autumn term we aim to have at least 2 different clubs running each day for Rising Reception, Reception and Year 1, and also to start individual instrumental teaching in piano and violin.

Downsend Sports Club

The ‘Downsend Sports Club’ for pupils in Reception to Year 2 takes place on Saturday mornings, at Downsend Main Site. Reception and Year 1 sessions will last from 9am-9.45am and Year 2 will take place between 10am and 11am.

Depending on the weather, these sessions will be held on the Astroturf, in the Sports Hall or on the grass pitches at Main Site. Therefore, if pupils could also bring football boots with them, it would be greatly appreciated.

As well as expert coaching, where pupils will learn new skills and enjoy small-sided matches, this will hopefully be a great opportunity for parents to socialise on the side lines whilst enjoying a hot drink, and watching their child start to develop into the future stars of Downsend School.

This is a free service to Downsend pupils that we have no doubt will be enjoyable for parents and pupils alike. The aim would be for the ‘Downsend Sport Club’ to run throughout the school year every Saturday morning, where football will be taught in the Winter terms and Cricket/Rounders in the Summer.

Pupils will be required to wear Downsend sport kit, shin pads and trainers for all these sessions.

Please note that, due to light restrictions, all clubs will finish at 4.15pm except for Cookery which finishes at 4.30pm. 

The timetable is as follows:

Day Club Time Payment Payable To Returned to When Payment is Made
Monday Cookery 3.30 –


Billed n/a n/a End of autumn term
Tuesday Football 3.30 – 4.15 Cheque / cash Mr Martin Firmo Office Returned with reply slip by Wednesday 10 September
Wednesday Garden 3.30 – 4.15 Billed n/a n/a End of autumn term
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