Enrichment & Extracurricular

Enabling students to develop life-skills and character is an essential part of education. At The Hayfield School, we recognise the value of an enriched curriculum in the development of the whole child.

The purpose of enrichment is to provide extended learning opportunities to study concepts with greater depth, breadth and complexity, while also helping students to pursue their own areas of interest and strengths outside the normal parameters of the school day. A big part of students’ personal development is about investing in themselves, outside of lessons as well as in them.

At The Hayfield School, we are proud of our comprehensive enrichment offer that aims to promote:

Self-confidence

  • Leadership skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Wider participation
  • Creativity
  • Emotional wellbeing

As a school our commitment to extracurricular enrichment can be seen in the wide range of weekly clubs and activities we offer after school from 2.45 – 4.00 pm. 

Sports Clubs

Badminton, Athletics,  Rugby, Basketball, Tennis, Cricket, Rounders, Netball (all years).

Join in with our individual and team sports and earn the chance to represent our school in one of the newly created teams: The Falcons (Badminton), The Hawks (Athletics), The Hammerheads (Rugby), The Hunters (Basketball), Tennis, The Hitters (Cricket), The Allstars (Rounders), The Foxes (Netball). All abilities welcome.

Other Interest Clubs

Here is our timetable. Please take a look at the brief descriptions below.

Performing Arts

Choir (Year 7-11)

Any student who would like to join in, have fun and make friends, all whilst singing some uplifting classics, is warmly welcomed to form the all new Hayfield School Choir. Come along and find your voice!

Dance club (Year 7-9)

Enhance your dancing talent and make new friends by joining in with our dance class in our new dance studio.  

Perform club (all years)

Build confidence on stage by taking part in drama, music and singing. Make friends, tread the boards on stage and find your voice.

DJ club (all years)

Learn the art of mixing songs and sounds to create something that would get everyone on the dancefloor by joining our DJ club, run by our professional DJ and sound engineer. If you are interested in all aspects of DJing, this is the club for you.

Visual Arts

Interior Design Academy (Year 7-9)

Looking to create your own Grand Designs or room makeover? This club will get students designing and creating a range of interior designs to complement some awesome architecture.

Art and Photography club (all years)

Whatever your artistic medium, we’ve got it covered! If you are creative and love to express your ideas this is the club for you. Why not develop your photography skills to impress your friends and family as well as capture memories in their best possible light.

Sewing club (all years)

The Great Hayfield Sewing Bee anyone? For any student interested in developing their sewing skills to design and make all sorts of creations – bags, scarves, clothes… It’s going to be sew good!

Engineering Design club (Year 7-9)

Think you can design a product that improves peoples’ lives and makes the world a better place? By signing up for the Engineering Design Club, you’ll have the chance to do just that.

Other Interests

Cookery club (Year 7-9)
Looking to make lots of tasty food and impress your family by cooking dinner? You will be introduced to a range of recipes and get the chance to nominate and create your own.

Society of App Inventors (all years)

Is there something missing on the App store? This brilliantly titled club focuses on designing and building applications. You’ll get the chance to enter competitions and represent our school.

Film club (all years)

If you love watching films, talking about films, or learning about films, this is the place to be!  In Hayfield’s very own ‘Cinema’ you will watch some of the greatest films ever released and learn the inspiration behind them!

Prep club (all years)

Prep is a chance for students to bring school work, homework or reading and be productive in a designated silent study space. Students will have access to a computer so will be able to access Google Classroom for their learning.

It is not an opportunity to socialise with others; it is a chance to be productive in a designated study space without distraction.  

Spanish club (Year 7-9)
Fancy extending your reach into a new and exciting culture? An all round introduction to the Spanish language and the unique culture of Spain. Vamos!

Debating club (all years)
If you like a good argument and want to improve your confidence speaking in public, this is the club for you. Learn the art of debating and stage a mock trial. Any future lawyers out there take note.

Hooked on Books (Year 7-9)
Reading for pleasure. Lose yourself in a good book, debate the best parts of a novel, have your say on what might have motivated the writer. A sophisticated way to round off your day doing something you love: reading.

Science club (Year 7-8)

Come along to this club to take a hands-on part in fun experiments and learn about some weird and wonderful science. 

Science CREST award (Year 9-11)
The CREST award is a scheme for STEM project work that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.

We are particularly proud of our involvement in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Since its creation in 1956 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the DofE has gone from strength to strength having had a  positive impact on young people’s lives, in terms of their personal development and employability, and on wider society, from charities gaining active and engaged volunteers to businesses hiring work-ready recruits.

There are three levels of programme which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The main differences between them are the minimum length of time they take to complete, how challenging they are and the minimum age you can start.

The three Award levels are:

Bronze – for those aged 14+ years

Silver – for those aged 15+ years

Gold – for those aged 16+ years

At The Hayfield School, we offer our young people the opportunity to complete the Bronze and Silver Award. For more information, please contact Mrs E Conroy or Mr Huddart.

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