Activities take place four afternoons a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:30pm. There is an extensive and varied range of activities, which include:
- Paid activities - those requiring parental consent, and often involving external members of staff coming into school to provide high level, expert coaching and tuition
- Free activities - these include cerebral, sporting, cultural and musical activities to ensure each and every pupil is catered for, providing a platform to enhance and grow their many talents
The children can choose these at the beginning of each term and the list of activities varies from term to term to meet demand and interests.
Acitivities - Paid
Archery - weekly archery lessons with James Macdonald and his team from Wild Edge, with regular competitions against other schools plus an annual tournament against Dauntsey's.
Cricket Academy - year-round cricket coaching delivered by professional coaches from South Wilts Cricket Club.
Dance - a broad programme including RAD and Modern is taught by highly qualified specialist teachers.
Drama & Musical Theatre - a variety of syllabuses including LAMDA, Trinity Musical Theatre, Trinity Drama, & LCM Musical Theatre delivered by a highly qualified team of specialist teachers. Children can choose to perform as a solo artist, a duo, a trio or as a group.
Fencing - weekly fencing lessons in the Middle with our experienced coach Gareth Evans.
Music Lessons - a wide range of individual instrument, theory and vocal training lessons spanning a broad range of syllabuses including ABRSM, Trinity, MTB, and LCM are available for all children in Year 1 and above.
Polo - weekly polo coaching at Dorset Polo Club leading to competitive matches. No riding experience necessary.
Riding - a huge part of Sandroyd, riding lessons are offered on an individual, semi-individual or group basis. The riding programme is delivered by Harriet Wates and her incredibly experienced team.
Squash - weekly squash lessons in groups of up to 5 with our coach Tom Pollard.
Tennis - weekly tennis lessons with professional tennis coaches led by Ian Jerrard an LTA Registered Professional and Level 5 Coach
Activities - Free
Card & Board Games
Croquet & Pétanque
Cross Stitch & Embroidery
In addition to riding lessons, we now offer Stable Management as an activity to enable children to work towards their Pony Club and Sandroyd Riding Achievement badges. Please contact Harriet Wates about current riding requirements and enquiries about livery and pony club membership. For competition enquiries please contact Frances Cattell. All new riders need to sign up for riding lessons via SOCS.
Music, dance and drama lessons are on offer to all children in the Prep School. Ballet lessons are grouped via experience and RAD exam criteria, not by year group. All children new to music lessons will discuss requirements and instrument choice with Mrs Blomfield prior to lessons commencing. All performance arts lessons are available to book via SOCS.
Sandroyd Cricket Academy has been running for several years and provides year-round training for children in Years 3 to 8. Beginners and experienced players are welcome as our highly qualified and experienced coaches tailor the lessons accordingly. Our academy is extremely popular with lessons scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings by Mr Blomfield. Taster sessions can be arranged, if required by contacting Mr Blomfield, otherwise the Cricket Academy should be booked via SOCS activity sign-up.
All children, including Juniors (Years 3, 4 and 5) who stay beyond 4.30 pm, will have Strive Activities from 4.35-5.30 pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Please use SOCS to sign your children up for co-curricular lessons and activities. SOCS provides a personalised view of your child's timetable including all of their activities, including music, dance and riding lessons, clubs and activities, individual lessons, matches, and pre-prep after-school care.