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School Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities


At Almond Hill, we believe in the all-round development of the children and aim to provide a wide range of activities to encourage this. Our clubs are organised by teachers and parents who volunteer their time and through our links with Premier Education. We already run the following clubs with most running at lunchtime;

  • Mrs. Cleaves runs a well-established choir for children in year 5 and 6 and will be holding auditions soon
  • Premier Education provide a lunch club 4 days a week so each year group has a chance to attend
  • We have a journalist club where children create the 2 Cool 4 School newspaper supported by Mrs. Richardson
  • Mrs. Barham and Dr. Osborne run the ECO committee across all year groups (invite only)
  • With the help of Miss. Wase, one of our parents runs our football club and supports the children in their matches in the Stevenage school’s league.

Some of our clubs include:

Art Football Choir Robotics
Cross Country Walk and Talk Cross Stitch Board Games
Science  ECO Running  Drama
Journalism Nature     

Most after school clubs finish at 4:15pm. A register is taken at the start of each club and children should inform the club teacher if they are going to be absent. For children in school teams, matches are arranged after school.  Details of clubs will be published to parents and children at the start of each term. 

Day outings to places of interest are arranged to support studies in the classroom.

School journey is regarded as an important feature in a child’s development. In Year 6, children are offered the opportunity to go on a residential journey. Currently, Year 6 have the opportunity to stay at Grafham Water for three days of outdoor and adventurous activities.

Music Lessons

For those who wish to take up an instrument to further their learning, lessons are available for which a charge is made. These lessons may include: guitar and violin and RockSteady. All music lessons at Almond Hill combine learning with enjoyment. Music features regularly in weekly assembly, and special music concerts which are held to celebrate the children’s achievements.  Parents pay for music lessons unless they are exempt (see remissions) and are expected to make a commitment of at least a year’s tuition.

Premier Education Wrap Around Care

Our wrap around care is provided by Premier Education who provide a premium Ofsted-registered wraparound care facility. They are passionate about offering high quality out-of-school-hours care for primary school children, to create an outstanding service for busy parents. Details of the courses available are published on the school website.

Only children attending Almond Hill Junior School are eligible to attend the before and after school. Provision can be booked online before 12pm on the day of the booking.

The school are unable to book sessions for you, they should be booked directly through the Premier website:

The staff at Almond Hill provide a wide range of extra curricular clubs that run at either lunchtime or after school.  All of our clubs are organised by teachers and teaching assistants. We try to organise clubs in response to the children's interests resulting in a wide variety ranging from early morning sport to a home learning club.

If you are interested in organising a club please contact the school office. Running a school club is subject to DBS clearance and suitable qualifications. 

Play Leaders

What is a play leader?

Play leaders:

  • are kind and supportive to others.
  • are fair.
  • are team players.
  • are organised.
  • are committed.

What does a play leader do?

  • There are 6 play leaders per year group and a member of staff from each year group who supports them.
  • Each year group will follow their ‘theme of the week’ (arms, legs, body or mind)
  • Play leaders set up, lead and pack away lunch times games for children in their year group to enjoy.
  • Play leaders work on a 2 per day rota, selecting two games from the trolley each day (the games should be different each day).

The play leaders have a handbook full of activity ideas and games to play during lunchtime. 

Play Leader Handbook

School Choir (Year 4 - 6)

The school choir is run by Mrs Cleaves and is made up of year 4 - 6 children. We rehearse once a week but often have extra rehearsals when we've got a special concert coming up. We have previously been invited to perform at several concerts within the Stevenage Community. We even have our own special Choir uniform.

The Choir at Hampson Park - December 2023

Journalist Club - Children's Newspaper

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  • Volume 3 - Issue 3 (Spring 1)

    Published 16/02/24

    Dear Readers,

    Another half term is ending, and a lot has happened. In this issue we will cover PANCAKE DAY, animals, violin facts and more. Are you a Harry Potter fan? Because we are covering a lot of the Wizarding World in this issue – this includes facts, quizzes and spells! 

    Many thanks,

    Editor in Chief


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  • Volume 3 - Issue 2 (Autumn 2023)

    Published 20/12/23

    Dear Readers,

    Another term is coming to a close and we have a lot to catch up on!

    In October, our Year 6s went to Grafham Water and had a blast! Every year group had a French Afternoon this autumn and Year 6 sent a reporter to check it out. Everyone went to the cinema as well. We all love food and this time of year we get lots of it! Enjoy this winter issue. 

    Many thanks,

    Editor in Chief,


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  • Volume 3 - Issue 1 (Autumn 2023)

    Published 23/11/23

    Dear Readers,
    Welcome to a new year at Almond Hill. We would like to say a warm hello to our new Year 3s. At the end of the year some of my fellow journalists and I will be leaving, so we are on the lookout for new members. In this issue we have a vote for our ULTIMATE lunchbox, Pokémon facts and we have done taste testing. This time it’s fudge! Tomorrow, many of our journalists and I will be joining Year 6 and heading to Grafham Water. We will be doing a piece on it for the next issue, so make sure you keep reading! Remember - If you are interested in becoming a journalist for our paper, speak to one of us or your class teacher to join.
    Many thanks,

    Editor in Chief

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  • Volume 2 - Issue 6 (Summer 2023)

    Published 19/07/23

    Dear Readers,

    This issue we have loads to talk about, including milkshake and salad recipes, we have another trip around the world this time to Italy! We also have happiness and depression rates and as you know, every issue, we have an interview and this time we are talking to Miss Stewart. Thank you so much for your continued support of the school newspaper. This is the last issue before the end of the year, and we would like to say goodbye to our year 6’s who unfortunately will be leaving us but we will also be welcoming new year 3’s! Many thanks, Newspaper Club!

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