At Ark Byron learning doesn't just happen inside the classroom. Your child will have the chance to take part in other activities to develop different skills and build their confidence.

Children will take part in the extensive enrichment activities that extend the Ark curriculum, including:

  • Trips to support and motivate learning in school.  Last year trips included Westminster Abbey, the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, Kew Gardens, the Tower of London, the RAF museum, the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, the Royal Courts of Justice and London Zoo.
  • Workshops and special experiences.  Last year there were workshops in map making, tennis, Bollywood dancing and our pupils have had the fun of seeing eggs hatch and helping to care for the ducklings.  
  • Inspiring visitors.  Some of our visitors last year included an Arctic explorer, a GB team judo player, professional artists and a brass band ensemble. 
  • Focus weeks. We have had an Arts Week, Science Week, Citizenship Week and special days to explore subjects in greater depth.
  • Skills Builder/Enabling Enterprise Challenge Days and Projects.  Skills Builder is a not-for-profit social enterprise, set up by a team of teachers in 2009. They work in partnership with top businesses including PwC, Virgin and Hamleys to bring the world of work into the classroom through a combination of lesson-time projects, challenge days and trips. It helps children to understand that the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom have useful applications outside. During the year children will experience a challenge day and a project that will require them to use a variety of 8 core skills such as 'working as a team,' 'aiming high' and 'sharing ideas.' They will need to be able to communicate well and cooperate whilst 'problem solving' and 'staying positive' to reach a common goal.

In addition, we have a range of After School Clubs and "Wrap Around" Care.

We offer sports and skills clubs provided by specialist external providers, and members of our staff team, plus a  "Wrap Around" care club at Ark Byron. See below an overview of how after-school clubs work at Ark Byron and a snapshot of all club offerings with their key details. Children from low income families/those receiving benefits who are entitled to Pupil Premium will receive subsidy for the costs (currently one free club per term).

Breakfast Club:
Breakfast club runs every day from 7:45am to 8:35am and cost £3.50 per day; all children are welcome.  NB Chldren who are entitled to Pupil Premium can attend the Breakfast club free of charge.  Please contact info@arkbyron.org to sign up.  If your child is entitled to Pupil Premium, you will be eligible for a free place - please contact Miss Watson.

Sports & Skills Clubs - Times:
All sports and skills clubs run from 3.45pm to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday, 3pm-4pm on Fridays, Football and Language classes run from 3.45-4.45pm. 

Dates:

TBC
NB Clubs will break during the half-term holidays and do not take place on staff training days.

Allocation of places:

We send out a list of after school clubs with details before the end of each term and you have the opportunity to request clubs, ranking them in terms of preference.  We will inform you of the club/clubs your child has been allocated and then you can contact the provider for payment/with queries.
*Children who receive Pupil Premium funding will have the subscription for one club paid for by the school, subsequent clubs will need to be paid for by parents.
 

Behaviour:
Please note recurrent non-attendance may result in your child losing their place so it is important that parents think carefully before signing their child up for a club. If a child's behaviour in a club does not meet the school's high expectations for pupil behaviour, and disrupts other club members, they will lose their place in that club and the cost may not be refunded.

Cost:
See below the pricing for each individual club. We endeavour to keep costs as reasonable as possible so that all children have the opportunity to enjoy at least one enrichment offering.

Communication:
Any questions about clubs e.g. "What do children need to wear/bring/" etc should be addressed directly to the club provider. The links below will take you straight to the provider's email address and further contact details can be found on our school website.
*Children will be picked up from the main gates in the playground. Club providers will confirm pick up location with parents.

NB: Snacks:
All children can be given a snack to eat at the start of their club. 

 

CLUB CONTACT DETAILS

AKTIVA "WRAP AROUND" CLUB

Aktiva operates the after school care club at Ark Byron.  This "wrap around care" club is every day from 3.45pm to 6:00pm. Children are given a snack and play in a relaxed environment. Please click here for the application letter: Aktiva Booking Form for Parents.pdf

BALLET

When? Mondays
Who for? Y1 & Y2
Where? Dance Studio
Cost? £8
Provider? Rose Ballet

Contact: lauren@roseballet.co.uk

BALLET

When? Tuesdays
Who for? Y3 & Y4
Where? Dance Studio
Cost? £8
Provider? Rose Ballet

Contact: lauren@roseballet.co.uk

FRENCH

When? Thursdays
Who for? Y1, Y2 
Where? Classroom
Cost? £9.50
Provider? West London Languages More information about French and Spanish Clubs with West London Languages!
 

Contact:french@westlondonlanguages.co.uk.

FRENCH

When? Thursdays
Who for? Y3, Y4
Where? Classroom
Cost? £9.50
Provider? West London Languages More information about French and Spanish Clubs with West London Languages!

Contact:french@westlondonlanguages.co.uk.

SPANISH

When? Wednesdays
Who for? Y1, Y2
Where? Classroom
Cost? £9.50
Provider? West London Languages

Contact: spanish@westlondonlanguages.co.uk

SPANISH

When? Wednesdays
Who for? Y3 & Y4
Where? Classroom
Cost? £9.50
Provider? West London Languages

Contact: spanish@westlondonlanguages.co.uk

TENNIS

When? Fridays
Who for? Y2, Y3, Y4
Where? The hall / MUGA
Cost? £6
Provider? On the Ball Tennis with Mahmuda

Contact: info@OnTheBallTennis.co.uk

FOOTBALL

When? Mondays
Who for? Y1 & Y2
Where? MUGA
Cost? £6.50
Provider? Mr Sam Lawrence

Contact: s.lawrence@arkprioryprimary.org

FOOTBALL

When? Tuesdays
Who for? Y3 & Y4
Where? MUGA
Cost? £6.50
Provider? Mr Sam Lawrence

Contact: s.lawrence@arkprioryprimary.org

ATHLETICS

When? Mondays
Who for? Y2, Y3, Y4 
Where? The Hall
Cost? £7
Provider? Mr Jonathan Crawford

GYMNASTICS

When? Tuesdays
Who for? Y1 & Y2
Where? The Hall
Cost? £7
Provider? Aurora Gymnastics

Contact: auroragymnastics.monae@yahoo.com

GYMNASTICS

When? Wednesdays
Who for? Y2, Y3, Y4
Where? The Hall
Cost? £7
Provider? Mr Jonathan Crawford

ART

When? Tuesdays
Who for? Y1 & Y2 
Where? Classroom
Cost? £6
Provider? Ms Mona Rajab

ART

When? Thursdays
Who for? Y3 & Y4 
Where? Classroom
Cost? £6
Provider? Ms Mona Rajab

READING, DRAMA & POETRY

When? Wednesdays
Who for? Y1 & Y2 
Where? Classroom
Cost? £6
Provider? Miss Daly-Huth

THEATRE DANCE

When? Thursdays
Who for? Y1, Y2, Y3
Where? Dance Studio
Cost? £5
Provider? Marley Watson School of Dance

KARATE

When? Fridays
Who for? Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4
Where? The Hall
Cost? £9.50
Provider? London Karate

Contact: londonkarateshop@gmail.com

YOGA

When? Wednesdays
Who for? Y1, Y2
Where? Dance Studio
Cost? £7.50
Provider? a2Zen

YOGA

When? Fridays
Who for? Y3, Y4
Where? Dance Studio
Cost? £7.50
Provider? a2Zen

BEST

When? Tuesdays
Who for? Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4
Where? Classroom
Cost? £9.50
Provider? BEST

DRUMMING

When? Wednesdays
Who for? Y1, Y2
Where? Classroom
Cost? £5
Provider? Mr Barnaby Green