A great many clubs and activities are organised by the staff before school, at lunchtime and after school.The activities are varied, exciting and challenging and include sport, choir, music groups and orchestra, computer, Drama, Dance, Art and Design, Mathematics, Science and Technology. We are very proud of our successes as a school at every level.
In addition, we provide opportunities for visits from school, including residential experiences, for all years. Pupils also enjoy lots of opportunity for extension activities. The school policy for health and safety on all school visits uses a national online system prior to approval by the Governing Body – including undertaking risk assessments.
Health and Sport
As teachers and parents we instinctively know that learning comes easier to a healthy child. With this in mind it is also a commitment to raising standards across many areas of school activity:
- Drug & Alcohol Education
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
- Safety, including e-Safety and using the Internet
- Sex and Relationships Education
- School Travel Plan
- Emotional Health and Well-being
Harrold Priory has many really committed staff that give very generously of their time for school sport outside lessons, including forging and fostering links with outside clubs.
The school endeavours to enhance its provision for the arts across all subject areas, using a range of kinaesthetic, aural and visual techniques to enhance learning. Harrold Priory is exploring a number of projects and other ideas involving collaborations across the schools in the Sharnbrook Academy Federation. The school has been recognised for its commitment to, and excellence in, arts education and we are delighted to announce that we are now the proud holders of the Arts Mark Gold Award and offer the national qualification, Arts Award, to all pupils in Key Stage 3. The dynamic arts education programme at the school is really developing. Our students really enjoy working within all areas of the arts. Arts Council England believes that the earlier children are creatively inspired, the more likely they are to have a lifelong engagement with art – something that can transform lives and give young people a voice for their thoughts and feelings.