Extra Curricular Provision
We run an extensive range of before school, lunchtime and after-school clubs. We place a high value on the range and quality of our clubs with the vast majority run by SJA staff. Our clubs are extremely popular and enhance the regular school day. Each week we have over 800 attendances at clubs and over 25% of pupils are still at school at 4.30pm.
Our Art Club meets on a Monday after school. The children produce some lovely work that is displayed across the school.
We run two athletics clubs, a Y3/4 club and a Y5/Y6 club. Children take part in field and running events on our large school field. We have invested in a wide range of equipment, to be used in lessons and in the club. In 2014 we were the District Sports Athletics Champions.
Our Basketball Club runs after school on a Friday, for all year groups. We enter the Horsham League, playing in Henfield and at Collyers.
We run a number of choirs throughout the year (see the music page for more detail). Our choirs perform at school and local events, the Hawth in Crawley, The O2, The Carfax in Horsham and The Capitol in Horsham.
We run two computing clubs, a Y3/Y4 and a Y5/Y6 club. Activities include App design and website design.
There are three clubs a week in the Summer Term. A Y3/Y4 mixed club, a Y5/Y6 mixed club and a girls club. We train at Southwater Cricket Club and have our own net and pitch on the school field. Each year teams compete in the competitions held at Horsham Cricket Club and enter the West Sussex Schools Competition.
Our club is run once a week duriing lunchtime for Years 4, 5 & 6.
Our Dance Club meets on a Friday after school. Our children perform at the Horsham Dance Festival and at the Horsham Country Dancing Festival.
Drama runs on a Friday after school and is very popular with our pupils. So popular that pupils that it is open to former pupils that are now at secondary school. There are two sessions every Friday.
The children who are learning to play the drums are offered the opportunity to attend drumming club on Friday lunchtimes. Here the drummers have great fun working on a variety of skills and rhythm pieces using djembe drums and untuned percussion instruments.
There are three clubs a week in the Autumn and Spring Terms. A Y3/Y4 mixed club, a Y5/Y6 mixed club and a girls club. These clubs are very popular. In the last two years participation has increase increased threefold.
We run at least 5 teams a season. Each year teams participates in the local league, cup competitions and tournaments, allowing the children to experience both 5 and 7-a-side. Over the last year our performance in all competitions has improved significantly.
French club meets twice a week and builds on the learning the take place during curriculum time.
Forest School is a very tactile, practical learning method that immerses learners and leaders in the natural world. At Elements Forest School, we try to let the learners lead the activities as much as possible, supplementing their curiosity with information about the physics and ecology of what they are experiencing. A focus of our Forest School is teaching learners to keep themselves safe and then helping children to take appropriate risks, but more than anything else, we want learners to feel safe, and we employ compassion and empathy to all of our participants (and we request the same from them.) We use saws, drills, ropes, mud, knives, axes and billhooks to build and create and are always amazed at what the participant's create.
Participants are expected to ensure that they wear appropriate clothing for activities--especially warm clothing and sturdy footwear... and that they come ready to play and explore with each other.
Run on a Monday lunchtime and is offered to children having lessons on this instrument (as soon as they reach a required standard). The children are taught a variety of up to date songs using chords and tab.
We run two gymnastics clubs, a Y3/Y4 and Y5/Y6 club. Our gymnastics perform a display at the Summer Fair and in 2014 were the Horsham Year 3/4 Gymnastics Champions and the Year 5/6 Gymnastics Champions.
Is one of the calmest clubs we run. A lunchtime of threading and sewing, with a beautiful end product produced by the end of the term.
We run two hockey clubs, a Y3/Y4 and a Y5/Y6 club. We enter an A and a B team in the Horsham League, played on the astro turf at Tanbridge. Prior to the tournament we train on the astro to get use to the size and speed of the pitch. In 2014 we won the Horsham League.
Run on a Wednesday lunchtime and is offered to pupils learning to play this instrument as soon as they have achieved a required standard. Again the children learn to play a variety of pieces using different voices and styles and play in parts, working with each other.
There are two clubs a week, running in the Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms. Over 80 girls and boys participate in the clubs. We have three marked courts in the playground, and an additional area for drills. We enter A and B teams into the Horsham Leagues and competitions, and in 2013/2014 won the Collyers Netball Tournament and were the B Team Netball Champions. We’re aiming for A team champions this year!
Our rounders club runs in the Summer Term. We enter the Horsham Rounders Competition, even though it can clash with our Y6 trip to the Isle of Wight and the Y5 Dalesdown residential, a SJA team will be entered.
Running club on a Thursday morning at 8am, and is unbelievably popular! Over 50 children train on the playground or field, performing a series of drills and races. In 2014 our Boy’s Team were the Horsham Cross Country Champions.
Working with Stoolball England we run a stoolball club in the Summer Term. Stoolball is a sport that dates back to at least the 15th century. As it originates in Sussex we feel it is a sport that we should encourage and keep alive. Traditionally it was played by milkmaids who used their milking stools as a "wicket". We enter the Horsham Stoolball Competition
Table Tennis Club
We run three clubs a week, all year round. A Y3/Y4 mixed club, a Y5/Y6 mixed club and a girls club. As well as six indoor tables, each year group has their own outdoor table. Table Tennis is hugely popular at SJA. For the last three years we have won the West Sussex U11 Boys Competition and played in the South-East Finals in Tower Hamlets, winning it in 2012. In 2015 our girls were the first West Sussex U11 Girls team to be crowned West Sussex Champions, and our B team won the Horsham B League in 2014.
Our tag-rugby club meets on a Monday lunch on the school field. You can imagine how muddy they are after training! We enter two competitions during the season and in 2014 we were the Tag –Rugby Festival Champions.
Children who are learning to play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe and bassoon are offered the opportunity to attend the school woodwind band. Here they develop their individual skills in a fun way, learning to play in parts and in time with each other!