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Extra curricular and evening activities

Timetable of Taught Preps (click the link)

 Activity    Summary                    Information
(start dates are shown on the Calendar)
Clay Pigeon Shooting

Afternoon sessions in the school grounds led by a professional shooting coach.

Contact to sign up

Cost £29.50 per session


Costs per Term:

Nursery - £75

Reception - £75

Form 8 and above - £75

Miss Holly comes from West Berks Ballet School and teaches the Italian Cecchetti method.  She has gained Licentiate status within the society.  Pupils will progress to be entered into the Imperial Society of Teaching Dancing exams.  Ballet forms part of the curriculum for Nursery and Reception.

Please email the Head of Ballet to sign up:


Fridays. Lessons are graded by age and ability.

Notice Period is one term.




Sports Academy

Monday - Football Academy - Contact

Tuesday - Cricket Academy - Contact

Friday - Hockey Academy - Contact


Times for Football, Cricket & Hockey :

Forms 4 & 5: 6.15 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Forms 1, 2 & 3: 7.20 p.m. to  8.20 p.m.




 Details and sign up

Times for Tennis :

Session 1 : 6.15 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.(Forms 4 and 5)

Session 2 ; 7.00 p.m. to 7.45 p.m.(Form 3)

Session 3 : 7.45 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.(Form 1 and 2)


Mini Tennis:


Monday 8.30-9.15 a.m. Form 7
Tuesday 8.30-9.15 a.m. Form 6
£5.00 per session
To sign up please contact
No notice period required

Tennis Details




Fly Fishing

Coming soon in Summer 2020

Fishing on the ponds and river in the Summer.  Watch website for details on casting and fly-tying lessons during the Autumn and Spring Terms.

Horse Riding

Rides operate weekly for each group. The day of the week depends on age and experience.

Please see the details link for information

Notice period is one term.





Juniors 11:30 - 12:30 Form 7 - 5

Intermediates 12:30 - 1:30 Form 4 and 3

Seniors 1:30 - 2:30 Form 1 and 2

Ridge House 2:30 - 3pm. Form 8


Judo fees are

Ridge House Pupils £80.00 per pupil per term

Forms 1 - 7 £86.00 per pupil per term

Judo Kit Hire £8.00 per pupil per term


Judo Newsletter September 2019 by Colin Small

Ridge House Judo Newsletter September 2019 by Collin Small


Judo is taught by Colin Small please see the newsletters for details.

Notice period is one term.

Golf lessons (off site)

Pupils in Form 1 - 7

£10 per lesson per pupil



Please see attached newsletter for details.

Notice period is one term


Individual music lessons are £20 per session 
Teacher contact is Director of Music, Mr Cliff Rowley
Notice Period is one term


12.30 - 1.00 p.m. (Form 8)

1.00 - 1.30 p.m. (Forms 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)

1.30 - 2.00 p.m. (Forms 1 and 2)


£75 per term

Notice Period is one term



After School Club and

Form 6 Carousel

Carousel and After School Club runs Monday to Friday 3.45pm - 5.50pm.  The timetable of activities is available from your child's form teacher and on the Parents' Notice Board in the school back courtyard.

After School Club for Ridge House/Form 7 @ £18 per session.

Speech and Drama

Group lessons leading to LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) qualifications in Speaking Verse and Prose.
Examinations take place in the Summer Term.
Please contact Heidi Craig on

Notice period is one term


Examination Results



Drawing Club 
Thursday Morning Break £70 per term. 16/1/20 to 26/3/20
Painting by Numbers 
Friday Morning Break £70 per term.  17/1/20 to 27/3/20
Clay Animal Workshop 19/1/20



For more information and to sign up email
Scrabble Club

Scrabble club will take place on a Friday at 2.00 p.m.

To sign up please contact





Cost is £11 per session

Fencing takes place on a Tuesday Evening.

Group 1 6.15pm - 7.15pm

Group 2 7.15pm - 8.15pm

To sign up please email


Early Morning Swimming training


Tuesday and Thursday mornings 7.45 – 8.30am followed by breakfast.


£2 per session. The total cost for the term will be added to the school bill.

 Who is this suitable for?

This session is aimed at those children whose strokes are established over 50 metres and are keen to increase their strength and endurance whilst maintaining and refining their technique. Competitive starts and turns are also practiced on a regular basis.

 As these sessions can be quite demanding we usually recommend the pupils taking part are in Forms 4 and above.

 Who to contact

Sally Rossiter:


Junior Swimming Training


Saturday mornings 9.30 – 10.30am when school is in session. Dates are on the school calendar and a flyer posted in the pool office


£3 per session.  The total cost for the term will be added to the school bill.

 Who is this suitable for?

This session is aimed at pupils in Forms 4, 5, 6 and 7 who would like to further develop their swimming.                                         

Children should be able to swim a length of front crawl and backstroke as well as having a good understanding of breaststroke.

 Who to contact

Sally Rossiter:


 Extra Swimming Lessons


Monday 4.00-4.30 p.m. , 4.40-5.10 p.m, , 5.20-5.50 p.m. (3 lessons) - Aimed at Form 7 and above (although some Form 8 will be considered)

Tuesday 4.00-4.30 p.m. or 4.30-5.00 p.m. (2 lessons) - Ridge House

Both Monday and Tuesday extra swimming lessons are 30 minutes long and grouped on ability with small class sizes.


£9 per lesson.  The total cost for the term will be added to the school bill.

 Who are these lessons suitable for?

These classes are aimed at those children who, for one reason or another, have found acquiring the necessary skills for swimming more challenging than others and so might benefit from an extra lesson each week.   

Who to contact.

Vicky Adams:





Yoga is currently available for pupils in Ridge House on Mondays :

Nursery : 2.30 p.m.

Form 8 & Reception : 3 p.m.

The charge the Spring term 2020 will be £35 

If you have previously not signed your child up and would now like to do so, please use the link below :

Yoga Consent Form




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Hermitage, Newbury
Berkshire RG18 9UL

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Contact us

Tel: 01635 200293

General enquiries:

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Mr Nick Park -

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