Clubs and Visits
On joining Royal Kent School, your child will be encouraged to become involved in the many extra-curricular and social activities offered. We believe these are an important part of a child's development and we aim to provide a rich variety of opportunities both within and beyone the school day.
We host clubs before school, at lunchtimes and afterschool and some clubs also take place offsite (see below for information about our swimming club)
The Royal Kent PTA Swimming School
The Royal Kent PTA runs a swimming school which is held at Parkside School on Tuesday afternoons. The classes are open to children from Reception upwards, and abilities from beginners to children who compete in the Surrey Schools' Gala. The club has been running for many years and is a fantastic fun way for your child/children to learn to swim with their school friends.
The cost of each class is £6.00, with all the profits going to the school PTA, which in return, benefits our children. The half –hourly lessons start at 4.30pm and finish at 6pm. All our teachers are Aquademy trained.
For more information, please contact the swimming team (email@example.com).
We are firm believers in learning outside the classroom and educational visits are an essential part of our curriculum enrichment. We aim to broaden horizons, bring topics alive for children and enable them to learn from first hand experience. Each year group plans a day visit or special visitor/event at least once per term. An exception to this is Reception, where our first 'big' trip of the year takes place much later in the academic year (although they do take part in several local visits before this).
Visits vary in length, distance travelled and context as appropriate to children's age. Examples: Godstone Farm, RHS Wisley, Windsor Castle, British Museum, Hampton Court.
We offer every child the opportunity to attend residential visits in Key Stage 2. These visits are linked to learning in class topics and they are an important part of children's personal, social and health education. Often when recalling memories of their time at RKS, residential visits feature highly!
Current residential visits are:
Year 4: Juniper Hall, Surrey Hills (three days)
Year 6: Hindleap Warren Activity Centre in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex (one week)