Broadening pupils’ horizons
We introduce children to a world beyond their immediate experience so as to heighten their aspirations, and build awareness of the possibilities available to them.
Our programme of experiences and activities includes:
Residential visits for Years 1 to 6, offering exciting opportunities for new learning while spending time away from home and away from London;
Visits to key London museums, galleries and institutions, many of which are within walking distance;
Expert visitors who come into school to talk about their lives and work;
An introduction to university life for older pupils.
Children are introduced to a wide range of hobbies and interests by attending school clubs, which run during lunchtime and after school. Examples of some clubs are Library Club, Science Club, Film Club, Football Club and Multi-sports Club. We also have violin lessons that run after school with skilled violin teachers. Some clubs have a small fee.
In conjunction with other schools in the Trust, we offer some Saturday activities as well. Saturday Sports is free of charge and is open to any primary children in the Academy Trust. It is located at Pimlico Academy. Saturday Music School is also available at Milbank Academy.
Trips and Visits
Educational trips make a rich contribution to a broad and deep curriculum, and to cultural literacy. We take advantage of our central London location to make extensive use of our capital city’s museums and galleries.
Year 6 pupils undertake a residential visit to Sayers Croft in Surrey, which is set in acres of woodlands, meadows and ponds. Children spend a week developing their confidence and independence, and experience a wide range of outdoor activities, including pond-dipping and wall-climbing.
Year 5 pupils go on a similar residential trip to Cumbria, set in the beautiful Lake District. Children get to experience an unfamilar environment and to learn about caring for their surroundings.
Younger pupils also get to experience a trip away from home. Pupils in Years 2, 3 and 4 all visit The Old Malthouse in Dorset for a week (depending on Year group).
We also invite visitors to school to support our pupils’ learning, including theatre groups and members of the local community.