Ewell Castle School, Church Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AW
Admissions: 020 8394 3576 admissions@ewellcastle.co.uk
Senior School: 020 8393 1413
Preparatory School: 020 8394 3579

Ewell Castle School

Extra Curricular Activities, Clubs & Trips

It is important for the children to get ‘out and about’ and we like to offer an educational day trip in each term for each year group to museums and theatres and also residential trips including The Isle of Wight and France for those in Years 4 – 6.

The school boasts a Breakfast Club, available to parents from 7.30am and an After School Care facility until 6pm.

For the children, we have a range of extra-curricular clubs available after school such as Art, Chess, Judo, Choir and various Music groups, Board Games, Tennis, Drama, ICT, Hockey, Rugby, Football, to name but a few. Indeed, we pride ourselves in including all of the children in sporting fixtures throughout the year in addition to the availability of the clubs. For those children who enjoy the performing arts there are annual productions for each year group and the chance to take part in individual peripatetic music lessons too. There really is something for everyone within our school ‘family’.

Art

Art at Glyn House aims to engage, inspire and challenge the children by improving their mastery of Art and Design techniques by including drawing, painting and sculpture with a wide range of materials for example pencil, charcoal, oil and chalk pastels, paint, clay and box modelling. All pupils have a weekly double Art lesson together with the option to participate in an after school Art club which runs from 3.15pm until 4.00pm. One club is run for years 3 and 4 and one for years 5 and 6 covering a wide range of fun activities. Examples of the artists and art styles studied include: Egyptian art, Joan Miró, William Morris, Roman mosaics and Monet. 

During each term we enjoy a fund raising event to raise money for the Art department with a different project each term. We have made Christmas cards, mouse mats, shopping bags, t shirts, mugs and calendars. We also look forward to our Art exhibition at the end of the academic year, showcasing the best work from each year group to be framed and sold to family and friends again to raise funds for our school Art department which benefits all of the pupils.

Music

Glyn House pupils are offered a wide range of musical opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

All children attend a weekly choir lesson, where they are taught a variety of hymns, unison and part songs. The children are also given a wide variety of exciting topics to study in class, all of which include an element of Performance, Composition and Listening and Appraising. In addition to this, we also offer Music Technology lessons where pupils are able to compose and edit their own music on the computer.

Our extra-curricular activities include our School Band, Ukulele Club and Festival Choir.We also offer children the opportunity to audition for the Chapel Choir which can lead to a paid choral scholarship offered by St. Mary’s Church.Children who have reached Grade 3 or above on a musical instrument are able to join the Senior School Orchestra. Many of our pupils are having individual instrumental lessons in school and we have a number of highly experienced peripatetic staff who teach piano, violin, brass, percussion, woodwind and voice.

There are plenty of performance opportunities for our pupils which take place both in and out of school. Children are able to showcase their talent by taking part in weekly assemblies and our many productions throughout the academic year.

Sport

Year 3 & Year 4 – Physical Education, Games and Swimming

Children in Year 3 and Year 4 have one P.E. lesson, one Games lesson and one Swimming lesson every week. P.E. lessons focus on individual sports such as gymnastics, dance, cross country, jump-rope skipping and athletics. For Games lessons children are split into groups to focus on a sport for each term:

 Term  Boys  Girls
 Autumn  Football  Netball
 Spring  Rugby  Hockey
Summer Cricket Rounders

This is to allow further development of skills and team tactics. Children also play regular home and away fixtures against other schools (weekday afternoons). Swimming lessons take place at the local leisure centre, with lessons following the National Plan for Teaching Swimming framework, as well as the Rookie Lifeguard Award in the Summer Term. The children also take part in the annual House Swimming Gala (Spring Term) and House Athletics Sports Day (Summer Term). After school Sports Clubs are also provided on various days throughout the week, including team practice nights, judo and tennis.

Year 5 & Year 6 – Physical Education, Games and Swimming

Children in Year 5 and Year 6 have one Games lesson and one Swimming lesson or P.E. lesson every week. P.E. lessons focus on sports such as basketball, handball, badminton and athletics. For Games lessons children remain in groups to focus on a sport for each term:

Term Boys Girls
Autumn Football Netball
Spring Rugby Hockey
Summer Cricket Rounders

 This is to allow further development of skills and team tactics. Children also play regular home and away fixtures against other schools (weekday afternoons). Swimming lessons take place at the local leisure centre, with lessons following the National Plan for Teaching Swimming framework, as well as the Rookie Lifeguard Award in the Summer Term. The children also take part in the annual House Swimming Gala (Spring Term) and House Athletics Sports Day (Summer Term). After school Sports Clubs are also provided on various days throughout the week, including team practice nights, judo and tennis.