At St. Anthony’s School we run various after school clubs for pupils.   Some clubs are also run during the pupils’ lunch break.   School clubs generally start a couple of weeks into the start of a new term.  This is to allow pupils to get used to a normal school routine before adding extracurricular activities which might cause stress to those with an autistic spectrum condition. 

Swimming
We have a lovely indoor swimming pool, in addition to the pupils using the pool as part of their PE lesson we also offer after school club lessons.  This provides some social fun time for pupils whilst focusing on improving their water confidence and physical fitness.

We have swimming club for ASD pupils on Mondays, Primary Pupils on Tuesdays and Secondary Pupils on Thursdays. 

ASD / Primary Art, Cooking, Sensory Play and Ball Pall
On Mondays Primary Pupils can carry out additional art, cooking or play in the sensory ball pool room after school.   On Tuesdays the ASD Pupils carry out sensory play and explore their general senses.

Sports
On Mondays the Secondary Pupils can engage in various sports activities and this is dependent on the time of the year and the weather.  However, we have an indoor sports hall that includes a full scale climbing wall.  Typical sports played are basketball, cricket and rounders. 

Computing
On Tuesdays secondary pupils can attend the computing club which is held in our fully equipped IT Suite.  We have PCs, Ipads, remote control robots and drones that pupils can build, program and control.  Some pupils like to team up and play on our safe in house Mindcraft Server that is monitored by a teacher; this is a closed system and does not access the internet.  We also have Lego WeDo which allows pupils to build motorized objects and use programmable sensor switches.

Cooking and Art
On Wednesdays Secondary Pupils can carry out cooking in our fully equipped Food Technology room or work with our external partner Creative Station creating art projects or sensory art depending on the pupil’s SEND.

Various clubs can also be run at lunchtime.  The information on these clubs will follow in late September when the club timetable has been formulated.

Sensory Room Play