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 Dance, Coding, Cricket or Cooking?

Here at Forest our extensive range of clubs and activities is designed specifically to ensure the unique and natural talents of every child are recognised and encouraged. Click on the tabs above (or scroll down) to learn more about the clubs on offer.

Click Here to view the Autumn Term 2024 Extra Curricular Activities Form.

Chess Club (Y2-Y6)

Autumn Term 2024

Chess Club is run by former British Ladies Champion Sarah Longson (nee Hegarty).  All children will learn the basics of the game and we will then move on to more advanced strategies. The classes will include both taught material and lots of games so the children can practise. Sarah  coaches several members of the England junior squad and is keen to develop some champions from Forest!

Session Dates:  12th September - 5th December 2024 (inclusive)

Session Time: 3:50pm - 4:50pm

Cost per Session: £11.00

Please note there will be no session on Thursday 21st November.

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term please email: admin@ukchess.co.uk

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

Diddi Dance (Nursery and Kindergarten)

Autumn Term 2024

Diddi Dance is a high energy, engaging class for preschool aged children. We explore a difference theme of dance each term, introducing a love of movement to children that will hopefully last a lifetime. We follow the EYFS, so this class is educational whilst having lots of fun too.

Session Dates:  9th September  - 9th December inclusive

Session Time: 3:15pm - 4:00pm

Cost per Session: £8.00

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term and any queries please email: natalie.battista@diddidance.com

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Cricket (Coached by Nathan Brown) (Y3-Y6)

Autumn Term 2024

After School Cricket - Open to all abilities with sessions focusing on technical improvements in the first half and then having fun in the second half of sessions playing modified games.

Session Dates: 11th September - 4th December inclusive.

Session Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Please note there will be no Cricket on Wednesday 9th October.

Cost per Session: £6

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term and for any queries please email: coachingnb7@gmail.com

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

All payments must be made before the club starts at the beginning of term.

Football Club (Y1-Y4)

Autumn Term 2024

There are two groups for Football Club, which is for boys and girls. Group 1 is for Years 1 and 2 and Group 2 is for Years 3 and 4. Players joining the club will develop their football skills and technique, with focus on the fun and enjoyment of playing small-sided football. We welcome players of all abilities.

The course is run by experienced F.A. qualified coaches in a friendly, supervised environment. Each session includes a warm up, skills/technique work and small-sided games and competitions. The course takes place outside, so players need their Forest mid-layer top and base leggings/tracksuits and PE sweatshirts. Players also require training shoes (no boots) and a drink and/or snack

Session Dates: 9th September - 9th December 2024 inclusive.

Session Time: Year 1 - 2: 3:15pm - 4:00pm, Year 3 - 4: 3:45pm - 4:30pm.

Cost per Session: £6.20

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term and for any queries please email: office@soccerwise.co.uk.

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

All payments must be made before the club starts at the beginning of term. Child Care Vouchers are not accepted as payment for this club.

Jam Coding (Rec - Y6)

Autumn Term 2024

At Jam Coding, our goal is to help improve children's digital skills. This game building workshop will teach children from Reception to Year 6 how to code and build their very own 3D computer game. Children will have fun creating interactive animations and games using visual coding. Working in teams, they will learn how to think logically and solve problems. At the end of the course, all children will receive a certificate and one team will receive a trophy!

Session Dates: 4th September - 16th October 2024 inclusive. 

Session Time: Reception - Year 2: 3:15pm - 4:15pm, Year 3 - 6: 3:50pm - 4:50pm

Cost per Session: £7.00

Please note there will be no session on Wednesday 9th October.

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term please follow the link: https://portal.jamcoding.franscape.io/class-overview/3339

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

For any queries please email: warrington@jamcoding.com

Just B Arty Club (Reception-Y6)

Autumn Term 2024

Be creative..be expressive...be designers...be happy....be you! Just Be Arty extra curricular club will allow children to have a fun packed after school art session using a huge range of activities, materials and projects. Children can let their imaginations run wild as they explore painting on canvases, clay, crafts and even jewellery making. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Thomson for more information. Places are limited for each session.

Session Dates:  9th September - 9th December 2024 inclusive. 

Session Time: Reception - Year 2: 3:15pm - 4:00pm, Year 3 - 6: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Cost per Session: £9.00

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term and any queries please email: ethomson@forestschool.co.uk

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vourchers are not presently accepted for this club.

Kicks Dance (Year 1 - Year 2)

Autumn Term 2024

Kicks Dance South Manchester is owned by Cara and our club at Forest Preparatory School is run by Wendy. Kicks Dance is all about having fun, getting fit and enjoying a range of dance styles in a safe, friendly environment. At Kicks, dance is about experiencing the joy of music and movement - we don't focus on technique but instead encourage children to simply have a go and express themselves! We believe that dance should be inclusive and accessible for all children - our classes aim to show that dance is not only fantastic for promoting physical well-being, it’s also a great way to boost children’s self-confidence and support their mental health. So please come along and have a boogie with us! 

Session Dates: 19th September - 5th December (inclusive).

Session Time: 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Cost per Session: £6.50

Please note there are no sessions on 21st November.

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term and for any queries please email: cara@kicksdance.co.uk

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

All payments must be made before the club starts at the beginning of term.

Cooking Club (Reception-Y2)

Autumn Term 2024

Cooking club is for children from Reception - Year 2. Each session will be hands on with the children creating something different each week. This will include sweet and savoury dishes and will include dishes from around the world. Please be advised that places will be limited.

The cost of the club includes the cost of the ingredients, packaging and recipe card.

For more information or questions about ingredients and recipes please email hbardsley@forestschool.co.uk

Session Dates:  13th September - 29th November inclusive.

Session Time: 3:15pm - 4:00pm

Cost per Session: £10.50

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term please email: hbardsley@forestschool.co.uk

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

All payments must be made before the club starts at the beginning of term.

Culinary Club (Year 3 - 6)

Autumn Term 2024

Culinary club is for children in Year 3 - 6. Each session will be hands on with the children creating something different each week. This will include sweet and savoury dishes and will include dishes from around the world. Please be advised that places will be limited.

The cost of the club includes the cost of the ingredients, packaging and recipe card.

For more information or questions about ingredients and recipes please email hbardsley@forestschool.co.uk

Please note those in Year 5 who will be attending Mr Booth's late stay class for the first two weeks of term will not be charged for the first two sessions.

Session Dates:  12th September - 5th December inclusive.

Session Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm.

Cost per Session: £10.50

Please note there will be no session on Thursday 21st November.

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term please email: hbardsley@forestschool.co.uk

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

All payments must be made before the club starts at the beginning of term.

LAMDA Lessons (Y1-Y6)

Autumn Term 2024

The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom. Since the 1880s LAMDA has offered speech examinations to the public. These examinations have been refined and developed and now not only can the children take exams in Poetry and Prose but also acting and Musical Theatre. In addition to being the UK’s largest statutory speech and drama awarding body, LAMDA examinations have a reputation for excellence across the globe.

The examinations help children of all ages and aspirations to: 

Unlock the imagination and creative-thinking
Develop communication skills
Build self-confidence and self-esteem
Receive critical appraisal and guidance for future development

Dawn Flint, who conducts the lessons, has a degree in Theatre and works freelance in Cheshire as a Musical Theatre and LAMDA Teacher.  These lessons offer your child the opportunity to learn and develop another valuable life skill. The sessions take place with small groups of up to six children.

Session Dates: 11th September - 4th December 2024 inclusive.

Please note there will be no LAMDA on Wednesday 9th October.

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term and any queries please email: stagecraftacademyuk@hotmail.com

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

All payments must be made before the club starts at the beginning of term.

 

Musical Drama Club (Y1-Y6)

Autumn Term 2024

Dawn Flint (see LAMDA) will be teaching Musical Drama Club. Children who attend this club play games, learn dance routines and perform songs. They develop performance skills, improved speech and diction, gain more confidence and enhance their social and interaction skills.  Most importantly, they will have fun!  Places are strictly limited.

Session Dates: 11th September -  4th December 2024 inclusive.

Session Time: Year 1 - 2: 3:15pm - 4:00pm, Year 3 - 6: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Please note there will be no musical drama on Wednesday 9th October.

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term and any queries please email: stagecraftacademyuk@hotmail.com

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

All payments must be made before the club starts at the beginning of term.

Foresters Science Club (Year 1 - 2)

Autumn Term 2024

Our Science Club has been set up and is being run by Mrs Paula Stokes. Her aim is to inspire her young members to foster a love of science and to enjoy questioning the world around them, proposing ideas and working towards finding the answers.

Mrs Stokes has worked in hospital and pharmaceutical research, and in university teaching laboratories. She has also taught science in a local, independent primary school.

There promises to be lots of fun, with every week being led as a 'hands on' practical or experimental session.

Topics will be:

1. Personal Discovery - Testing my senses

2. Going on a Bug Hunt and Setting up a Snail tank

3. Sorting Materials

4. Making Seed Bombs

5. An Experiment in Protecting an Egg

6. Light and Dark - Rainbows and Shadows

7. Investigating Sound - Making Music

8. How do plants drink water?

9. Finding out about Forces

10. Heating and Cooling

11. Making Ice Cream

Session Dates: Tuesdays, 10th September - 10th December inclusive.

Session Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm, please note, children in Year 1 and 2 will go to Sibling Stay from 3:10pm until the club begins.

Cost per Session: £8.00

Please note, there will be no Science club on Tuesday 5th November

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term and any queries please email: psinthelab@gmail.com

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

All payments must be made before the club starts at the beginning of term.

Those who are unsuccessful in securing an initial place will be placed on a waiting list for the appropriate age group in their next school year.

Speedy Ninja's (Y1-Y6)

Autumn Term 2024

Speedy Ninja’s is all about building resilience, stamina, strength, focus and a sense of team spirit. It consists of various drills, obstacles and exercises encouraging children to stay active but enjoy at the same time. 

During the course of the term, children complete various levels and acquire skills, both as an individual and as a part of a team and receive rewards after crossing every level (there are 3 levels to attain). 

The club is open for children in the Lower School (Y1 - Y2) and Upper School (Y3 - Y6). 

They are required to come in their PE kit and shoes, and bring a healthy nut free snack and water bottle for a good pre-session nourishment. 

Session Dates: 12th September - 5th December inclusive.

Session Time: Year 1 - 2: 3:15pm - 4:00pm, Year 3 - 6: 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Cost per Session: £6.00

Please note, there will be no Speedy Ninja's on Thursday 21st November.

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term and any queries please email: speedy_ninjas@yahoo.com

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

Spanish Club (Kindergarten-Y6)

Autumn Term 2024

Spanish Club is taught by Miss Saez.

Miss Saez is a native speaker, born in Valencia, Spain, and has experience tutoring Spanish, Catalan and English as an additional language.

Spanish Club offers interactive, fun and practical lessons, combining exciting games, story-telling, catchy songs and engaging cultural activities to make learning Spanish fun, easy and very useful.

Session Dates: 10th September - 10th December 2024 inclusive.

Session Time: Kindergarten - Year 2: 3:15pm - 3:45pm, Year 3 - 6: 3:50pm - 4:50pm.

Cost per Session: £6.50

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term and any queries please email: asaez@forestschool.co.uk

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

All payments must be made before the club starts at the beginning of term.

Tennis Club (Y1-Y6)

Autumn Term 2024

A team of qualified LTA tennis coaches from Brooklands Tennis Club, led by coach, Kev Bhunjun and Head Coach, Gary Brown, will coach children keen to learn or improve their tennis skills.

Lessons are fun and varied, incorporating games and drills that are designed to encourage children to develop their tennis skills.

Session Dates:  13th September - 29th November 2024 inclusive.

Session Time: Year 1 - 2: 3:15pm - 4:00pm, Year 3 - 6: 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Cost per Session: £6:00

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term or for any queries, please email: gary.brown1@sky.com

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

All payments must be made before the club starts at the beginning of term.

Journalism Club (Y3 - 6)

Autumn Term 2024

Read All About It!

In Journalism Club, you can take on the different roles of a newspaper team. There will be lots of roles on offer, such as photographer, interviewer, reporter, and copywriter. You will work collaboratively to think about what to publish and the roles will be assigned accordingly. You can write about issues you feel strongly about, and as a team, you will be reporting on key events in school.
Sign up and be a part of the Journalism Club to find out more! 

Session Dates: Monday 9th September - Monday 9th December.

Session Time: 3:50pm - 4:50pm

Cost per Session: £10

Please note there will be no Journalism club on Monday 11th November.

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term or for any queries, please email: lknowles@forestschool.co.uk

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

All payments must be made before the club starts at the beginning of term and confirmation of place will only be given once payment has been received.

DanceGen Street Dance (Y3 - 6)

Autumn Term 2024

DanceGen Street Dance includes the teaching of skills and drills from multiple street dance styles including hip hop, popping and breakin' (plus many more) highlighting the importance of drilling traditional foundations, as well as using choreography to build students pick up, retention and performance skills. 


Enrolling in classes such as street dance provides many benefits to a child both physical (such as improved co-ordination and aerobic fitness) and non-physical (increased confidence and self motivation).


Miss Emily has several years teaching experience across greater Manchester that followed her professional training and industry experience aswell as a PGCE(M) in dance education.

Session Dates: Monday 9th September - Monday 9th December

Session Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Cost per Session: £6.50

Booking and Payment

To register for a place for the Autumn term or for any queries, please email: dancegen.mcr@gmail.com

All booking, payment and confirmation of places will be sent by the club provider.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to give a refund in the event of any dates clashing with school events, it is therefore the decision of parents as to whether the activity or lessons take precedence.

Child Care Vouchers are NOT currently accepted for payment of this club.

All payments must be made before the club starts at the beginning of term and confirmation of place will only be given once payment has been received.

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