At Merryhills we believe in giving your child a well rounded education that allows them to have the opportunity to experience different things that prepares them for life.
As part of the curriculum we are committed to giving our pupils first hand experiences such as taking part in school trips related to class learning and partcicpating in workshops to bring a topic alive!!
We also believe in active lunchtimes where our children enjoy the freedom of our fabulous grounds.
They also have a range of opportunities in the extra curricular clubs that we offer, such as: Football, Netball, Rugby, Cricket, Rounders, Cross Country, Dance, Art, Maths, Gymnastics, Choir and Music.
The staff at Merryhills volunteer for these clubs as they see how much it benefits our pupils, helping them develop further skills.
We also offer a range of After School Clubs for both Key Stage 1 & 2 which are are run by well established outside agencies, such as: Karate, Yoga, Multi Skills, Stage Arts and Football.
We are passionate about sport and our pupils are renowned for their good sportsmanship.
We take part in competitive sporting events across our school partnership group as well as in the local borough. For example, the annual District Sports Athletic Events at Lea Valley, Swimming Gala at Southbury Leisure Centre, Kwik Cricket Competition at The Hub, Regents Park, Tag Rugby at Enfield Old Ignations RFC and the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace.
Merryhills have received the Sainsburys School Games Gold Kitemark award
The kitemark rewards schools for their commitment to, and development of, PE, school sports clubs and competitions. The kitemark award regognises the hard work that our staff have undertaken to ensure our pupils have access to a wide breadth of sports opportunities within the school.
Welcome to Extra Club – Merryhills answer to fun, active and healthy life choices!
Our Commitment and Aims
As part of our commitment to giving children the best opportunities together with the ever growing demand for extra activities after school, Merryhills has set up ‘Extra Club’. This is a fee paying club, run by our own high quality coaching staff who will offer your child a happy, safe and fun environment to enjoy a variety of after school activities. Extra Club aims to give all children an active experience to be happy and healthy in a safe and friendly environment.
Initially Extra Club will start with a selection of activities offering football; basketball; tennis and multi-sports for years 2,3,4,5 & 6 and, as we grow, we will include activities for the children in Reception and Year 1.
How to book
In order for everyone to have an equal opportunity of booking an activity, please complete the attached form to express your child’s interest.
3:30 pm – 4:45pm
Meet the Coaches
James is a qualified sports coach who has worked in children’s sports coaching for 17 years. He is a member of the FA Coaches Association and runs his own Sports Coaching business.
N’Jhell has worked at Merryhills since 2015 and is an established member of staff.
Both qualified coaches have DBS clearance and first aid training.
Like many external clubs there will be a one off payment for the term of £56.00. Payment must be made in full via ParentPay. Further information will be sent to parents when places are offered.
Can I chose more than one club?
Am I guaranteed a place from at least one club?
We are not able to guarantee a place for your child as it will depend on the demand for places.
Why is Reception and Year 1 not catered for?
This is the start of Extra Club and as we grow we will recruit more experienced coaches to allow for greater numbers of children to take part.
Where will my child get changed?
The children will change in the Studio.
Where do I collect my child at the end of Extra Club?
All children must be collected from the Green Playground.
Please do not wait in the entrance lobby by the main office.
Can I pay weekly?
The cost of Extra Club is £56.00. Like most external after school clubs payment must be paid in advance, in full. Payment details will be given to parents at the point of offering places.
What if my child starts and doesn’t want to continue, will I get a refund?
Refunds will only be made within the first two weeks of the Extra Club. After this time no refunds will be given.
What safeguarding practice will be in place?
The Coaches we have employed hold an Enhanced DBS and are trained in safeguarding.
A Criminal Record Check at Enhanced Disclosure level, often referred to as an Enhanced DBS, is the highest level required for positions that can involve caring for, training, supervising or being in sole charge of children or vulnerable adults. www.gov.uk
Will staff be first aid trained?
Yes, all coaches hold a first aid certificate.
Why are there free after school clubs on offer?
Merryhills School enters the local authority’s organised leagues for Rugby, Football, Cross-Country, Netball, Rounders, Cricket, Swimming and Athletics. Our staff volunteer to run these activities as part of their professional development. These activities are usually aimed at Years 5 and 6 and we do not charge for these activities.
Can my child still attend Teatime Club after Extra Club?
Yes, once your child has finished Extra Club they will be escorted to Teatime Club.
What will my child need to wear for Extra Club?
- Shorts/Tracksuit bottoms
- Fleece/warm top
- Other clothing may be necessary for some activities, but parents will be made aware of this.
Will my child need a snack or a drink?
Yes, please provide your child with a bottle of water (named) (no glass bottles please).
Can I use the car park?
There will be no access to the school car park at any time.
Who will take my child to Extra Club?
Children will need to go to the Studio at 3:30 pm where a member of staff will be there to meet them.
Please ensure that your child’s Class Teacher knows what days your child will be attending Extra Club (also make sure your child knows the days they will be attending Extra Club as sometimes they forget!).
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