Outside the Classroom
Our impressive extra-curricular programme is a big part of every pupil’s time at school. We encourage all children to actively take part in our additional activities. So whether it's taking part in gardening club, learning to play an instrument or joining the annual residential trip away - time spent away from desks is designed to build resilience and confidence.
In addition to the extra-curricular programme the school is also incredibly engaged with the local communities and charities and causes. Mansfield Woodhouse is an incredibly well-knit community and we are proud to have made a continous contribution to it since being established in the community. As part of your child's time with us they will also be involved in our charity work, which includes fundraising and volunteering.
All children have the opportunity to get involved with music as part of the taught curriculum. However, we also offer private music tuition for children seeking it. From Year 1 children can take Piano with Mrs Nutter and from Year 2 Guitar with Mr Wardhaugh. If you would like to book private music tuition please speak to Mrs See. We also have a School Choir which practices at lunch times. Key Stage 2 children are welcome to join the choir which performs at both school and community events.
At Saville House School one of our strengths lie in the performing arts and is an area of shcool life that many of our pupils are actively involved in throughout their time with us.
We offer the opportunity for all children to get involved in the performing arts and our annual productions, which in the past have included Mary Poppins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Cindarella. We also offer LAMDA classes (at an additional cost) and there is an entertaining theatre trip schedule with the Mansfield Palace Theatre, Nottingham Play House and Royal Concert Hall all within our reach.
Playing sport is an important part of life at Saville House School and all children are encouraged to participate. From Kindergarten pupils are introduced to excerise and age-appropriate activities are planned. Dance classes are scheduled alongside weekly swimming and sports - including football, hockey and tag-rugby. Inter-school matches are also planned, both home and away, and we always encourage parents to come and spectate, should you wish. The School actively take part in regional cross country competitions too, training at local Yeoman Hill Park. Weekly swimming lessons also take place at local Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre where children work towards awards and badges.
We have a wide variety of Clubs and Socities, taking place during lunch and after school. Whether it's gardening, football or german there is a club for everyone. If there isn't one that interests a pupil we encourage them to start a club of their own, recruiting a member of staff to facilitate the club and fellow pupils to make it a success.
Residential Trips are a great way to encourage independence and give our pupils the opportunity to try activities totally out of their comfort zone. Every year the 1-week residential trip is planned to either Kingswood or PGL, open to children in Year 4 and above. Previous Residential Trips have taken the pupils to Wales, Swindon and the Lake District.
Our local Church is St Edmund's Church in Mansfield Woodhouse, just a 5-minute walk from the school. We have a long-standing partnership with the Parish Church and take part in their events, as well as hosting our own Easter Service, Harvest Festival and Christmas Carol Concert at the Church. Parents are always very welcome to join us at these events. Whilst we practice the Church of England religion at the School we welcome families from all religions and all pupils learn about these during their Religious Studies lessons.
Lunchtime and After School Clubs
For Spring Term 2019 we have a lunchtime club running everyday. All children are welcome to get involved and try something new. We aere also running an after-school club this term, Film Club. If your child would like to sign up please speak to their form teacher.
Monday Lunchtime: Musical Theatre (Year 1 and above)
Tuesday Lunchtime: Cool Choir (Year 1 and above)
Wednesday Lunchtime: Sewing Club (Year 3 and above)
Thursday Lunchtime: Top Trumps (Year 2 and above)
Friday Lunchtime: Craft Club (Year 1 and above)