Prep School Activities
Pupils enjoy a variety of educational trips which help to enrich the curriculum. In addition to the academic subjects, the broad approach to education at BCS Prep School is complemented by a range of extra curricular activities in which all pupils are encouraged to participate. Such activities include; ballet, chess, cookery, gardening club, glass-painting, golf, horse-riding, textiles and watersports. The choir, orchestra and a variety of sports (including badminton, football, netball and swimming squad) also enhance the extra-curricular activity programme. Pupils also take part in a wide range of sporting activities throughout the academic year as part of the normal curriculum. These include football, rugby, hockey, netball, rounders, tennis, athletics and swimming.
Children are encouraged to take advantage of the extra-curricular activities available. Most clubs take place after school from 3.15/3.30pm and last for 45 minutes to one hour. Some take place at lunch-break. The timetable of clubs is dependent upon the time of year, numbers of pupils involved and the facilities available. Parents and pupils will be issued with a timetable of clubs at the beginning of each academic term as some clubs offered are seasonal.
Some clubs support inter-schools competitions and may, on occasion, require attendance out of school hours and during weekends. Children and Parents will be advised on such occasions via a letter from the teacher in charge. There may be occasions where parental support is called upon, especially for school outings or activity weeks. All children and staff at Bournemouth Collegiate Prep School are always very grateful for the offer of any help you may give.
All adults assisting or working with children must be Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checked. At the beginning of each academic year we ask parents who are willing to volunteer for this, to complete a form authorising a CRB check. At Bournemouth Collegiate School, children are encouraged to develop any particular skills or interests which they have outside their academic studies. There are opportunities for all children to benefit from extra subjects taught by excellent, specialist peripatetic teachers in Music (piano, flute, brass, woodwind and strings). Our partnership with AFC Bournemouth also provides training in football skills during our extra-curricular programme.
Termly courses in the above subjects consist of ten half-hour sessions unless specified to the contrary. All Extra Subjects must be arranged in writing through the school office. Fees are billed with the main school fees. Pianos are available for pupils to use in school time, but other instruments must be brought in by pupils. (Some musical instruments can be initially hired by arrangement with the music teachers).
School excursions are arranged to visit museums, theatres, exhibitions and activity centres to support curricular studies. Whilst these are voluntary activities and usually incur a fee, children are encouraged to participate as they form a valuable part of their education.
BCS has a strong reputation for its efforts to raise funds for charity. Throughout the year, a number of activities are organised to support this and always coincide with a non-uniform day. Children and parents are kept up to date through letters and flyers. We thank you all for your support on these occasions.