Our philosophy is to provide a breadth of curriculum and experiences, whilst providing new opportunities to discover and develop new passions and talents.
At Parkside School, we are part of a larger family which works around you. All children from Nursery to Year 8 may be supervised from 7.30am-6.00pm daily either within our Extracurricular Clubs, Holiday School or Breakfast or After School Care.
Enhancing the curriculum and providing opportunities for the boys (and girls in Nursery) to experience outings and 'residentials' is a focus throughout the academic year across the school. We use the local area to our advantage and ensure our pupils benefit from the learning opportunities on our doorstep.
Enrichment Clubs Programme - Summer 2023
Our Enrichment Clubs Programme provide opportunities to try new things, build friendships outside of the classroom and develop existing skills and interests. There is a wide range of clubs covering sport, performing arts, environmental, creative, relaxation, music and STEM IT (see brochure below). We encourage all boys to take part in clubs with enthusiasm and enjoy the opportunity to explore and discover. Clubs are available from Reception to Year 8, supervised by Parkside staff and/or specialist club providers, and are hugely popular with the children.
Previous Enrichment Programmes
Breakfast Club runs from 7.30-8.15am in the Nursery and Main School where a choice of hot and continental breakfast is offered.
After School Club
After school care is available for Nursery children from 3.00-6.00pm, Pre Prep boys from 4.00-6.00pm and Prep boys from 5.00-6.00pm.
Children are booked in for an hourly rate and food is provided. A hot meal is served between 5.00 and 6.00pm and sandwiches between 4.00 and 5.00pm. Snacks are provided in Nursery between 3.00 and 4.00pm.
Boys staying from 5.00-6.00pm will have the opportunity to complete their prep.
After School care may be booked in advance or on an ad hoc basis by 9.00am in the morning.
Any children not collected at 5.00pm will be supervised in late club and charged every 15 minutes prior to collection.
Staff supervising wraparound care have the relevant first aid qualifications.
Previous Enrichment Clubs Programmes
Trips & Outings
The Nursery children visit Garson’s Farm, Cobham fire station and library and Painshill Park and the experience of being driven in the Parkside minibus is where the magic of the outing begins.
In Pre Prep, all outings are local using the Parkside minibus to transport the boys, with the exception of the Pantomime in December when they travel by coach to Camberley Theatre. Outings in the Pre Prep include Wisley Gardens, Painshill Park, the Lookout Centre, Chertsey Toy Museum, Woking Mosque, Cobham High Street, Pizza Express to name but a few. Boys in Year 2 have also represented Parkside at music festivals, and they sing to the elderly residents at Springfield House.
All boys in the Prep School have a camp out in the School grounds, sleeping in their own tents and experiencing an evening of adventure, cooking and sharing stories around the campfire. In the morning, they cook breakfast and clear the camp before returning to School. Residential trips start in Year 4 with one night away at Hindleap where forest survival skills are taught. In Year 5, boys visit Stratford Upon Avon for 2 nights, Year 6 visit Belgium for 3 nights, Year 7 Paris for 5 nights and Year 8 have been to Italy as they start their Leaver’s Programme for 7 nights.
Local trips continue throughout the year for all ages including Hampton Court, orienteering in Box Hill, leadership days in the Surrey Hills, London Museums, theatre trips, musical events, and field trips to Nower Wood to name but a few.
The Year 7 and 8 Caribbean Cricket Tour in St Lucia was a huge success, in Easter 2022 and we cannot wait for the next sports' tour to be confirmed.
School trips and residentials all contribute towards building confidence and independence at a young age. It is so important for children to be given the opportunity to experience their own community as well as different ones. It brings varied perspectives of life and builds teamwork and solidarity amongst their friends and teachers, which create life long memories.