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, 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, and Drama.
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 Platinum Kitemark award 2018/19 – 2019/20
The kitemark rewards schools for their commitment to, and development of, PE, school sports clubs and competitions. The kitemark award regognises the hard rk 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.
3:30 pm – 4:45pm
How to book:
Bookings are made via your parentpay account. We will notify parents when clubs are available to book.
Like many external clubs there will be a one off payment for the term. Payment must be made in full via ParentPay.
Can I chose more than one club?
Am I guaranteed a place from at least one club?
Spaces are limited. Once you book and pay for the club your place is confirmed.
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!).
Where do I collect my child at the end of Extra Club?
Parents will be advised where children should be collected. There is an information board adjacent to the school main entrance office.
Please do not wait in the entrance lobby.
Can I pay weekly?
Like most external after school clubs payment must be paid in advance, in full.
What safeguarding practice will be in place?
The Coaches and staff 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. Staff organised clubs, other than sports, will incur a charge.
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.
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.
Can I get a refund?
Once sessions have been booked and paid for we are unable to offer any refunds.
What will my child need to wear for Extra Club?
Other clothing may be necessary for some activities, but parents will be made aware of this.
Extra Club T Shirts
We have now introduced our club t shirt which comes in black with the Extra Club logo embroidered on the left hand side. The cost per t shirt is £6 and can be ordered using the form below. Payment must be made via your parentpay account. If you are unsure of sizing, please feel free to look at the sample in the School Office.
Should you have any additional questions or feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org