Extra-curricular Activities, Trips and Curriculum Enrichment
Highbury Fields provides an extensive menu of lunchtime and after school clubs and classes including many opportunities for students to take part in sports and fitness activities to suit their tastes. The school has an excellent track record in competitive sports on the field and in the pool. Sports Day is one of the best days in the school year and includes a mixture of competitive and fun events. Many students are involved in music, dance and drama activities and performances through the school year, within school and as part of local and national festivals.
Homework Club runs after school from Monday to Thursday and is supported by teaching assistants, computers and resources. Homework Club is particularly popular with year 7 students.
Students preparing for examinations are given opportunities to attend a variety of additional classes and revision activities all through the year. Our students are keen to achieve well and so levels of attendance at these classes is very high. Through the year students come back into school for weekend or holiday classes created in response to students’ requests or identified needs.
Highbury Fields School is an inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to experience exciting learning outside of the classroom. Each year students visit museums, art galleries or other places of interest to support the curriculum or simply to broaden their horizons. There are biology and geography field trips, trips to Europe including a Spring ski trip and an annual year 9 trip to first world war battlefields. Year 7 visit an outdoor adventure centre each year and usually come back very muddy!
The Duke of Edinburgh award runs from year 9 to year 13 and involves students undertaking volunteering within the community, learning new skills and experiencing new challenges including camping. The Duke of Edinburgh provision is very popular with students and staff.