"Pupils are self-assured, purposeful and mutually supportive - they readily accept responsibility and assume a variety of leadership roles."

ISI Inspection of the Girls' Division 2016

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Extra-Curricular Activities

Overview

Extra curricular provision at Hesketh House is both wide and varied, with each girl joining at least one club every half term. Many children can't resist joining more! Choir, orchestra, recorder and concert band are led by specialist music teachers, with opportunities to enjoy music making in as many ways as possible. Gymnasts, swimmers, cross...

Chess

Chess Club is open to all girls and we are fortunate to have a visiting teacher who comes in once a week to encourage and coach the girls. Some children have the opportunity to take part in local tournaments. "I like Chess because it's helped my concentration in class and now I am in the A Team." Grace (Year 5)

Cookery

Girls in Years 4,5 and 6 have the opportunity to attend Cookery Club for half a term. They make a range of tasty treats from scones to samosas! "I like the smell of cooking in the middle of the day." Jodie (Year 5)>

Music

Girls have the opportunity to take part in a number of musical activities, for example, choir, recorder and orchestra. These groups are involved in various events throughout the school year, including the Nativity service and the Summer Concert. "We perform lots of fantastic songs, often in front of an audience." Olivia (Year 5) "I play...

Sport

We offer a wide variety of sporting activities, from swimming, cross country and netball in the Autumn and Spring terms to rounders and athletics in the Summer term. Our teams participate in local leagues and AJIS competitions with much success! "Run like the wind, be competitive or just go for a little jog! A great way to have fun outdoors."...

Library

Our wonderful library is open every lunchtime.  It provides a wide array of the latest fiction and non-fiction titles.  Pupils can use the library for private research purposes, reflective reading and/or borrowing books, DVDs and story CDs.  Each year there is an Open Morning for the parents of Year 3 girls when they have the opportunity to ask...

Patterdale Hall

In the Summer term, Years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to take part in an extra-curricular trip to Patterdale Hall, our own outdoor pursuits centre in the Lake District. The centre, which is located in idyllic surroundings at the southern end of Lake Ullswater, provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It sleeps up to sixty guests in dormitory...

Ski Trips

Girls may also have the opportunity to join the Junior School on one of its ski trips abroad. On alternate years, 32 Year 5 and 6 girls spend a week in Italy during the February Half Term holiday. For the past few trips we have visited Claviere on the Italian/French border which provides excellent skiing opportunities for beginners and...