As well as the highest quality teaching and learning, we promise that every child will have the opportunity to….

  • Learn to respect our community
  • Practice their religion freely
  • Learn to play an instrument
  • Learn to swim
  • Have the opportunity to become a sports leader
  • Raise money for charity
  • Take part in enterprise at fayres
  • Cook within D&T using recipes and creating our own
  • Learn to sew
  • Visit a concert hall
  • Take part in tournaments
  • Attend school discos
  • Take part in British Science Week
  • Make clay and pottery designs
  • Attend forest school
  • Visit religious buildings in the local area
  • Go on an overnight educational visit
  • Learn how to navigate personal and social engagement
  • Visit coastal areas
  • Take pride in their own creative achievements
  • Visit a library
  • Visit museums and galleries
  • Explore animals and their environments/habitats
  • Learn about different careers and take part in aspiration day
  • See a pantomime or visit a theatre
  • Learn and build appropriate relationships
  • Compete in a sports day
  • Visit local care homes and have conversations with the older generation
  • Take part in World Book Day
  • Take part in a musical performance
  • Join a club
  • Learn about a range of different artists and art movements
  • Take part in Internet Safety Day
  • Take part in wellbeing Wednesdays
  • Learn a different language
  • Learn about different countries and cultures

Extra-curricular enrichment

We encourage all children to get involved in activities outside of their lessons; to enable them to try new things, meet new friends and develop new skills.

We offer a number of free clubs that might interest your child, contact us to find out how to get involved.

Clubs we offer

  • Multi skills club
  • Choir club
  • Boosters
  • Construction club
  • Mathletics and spelling shed
  • Board games
  • Into film club
  • Forest schools
  • Homework club
  • Yoga and wellbeing
  • Football
  • Mindful colouring
  • Newspaper club
  • Young Voices

Pupil leadership

The Samuel Barlow pupil leadership team empowers children within our academy and wider community to become ambassadors. The pupil leadership team plays an extremely important role in the academy by representing the pupil voice with their views on changes and improvements to academy life.

Members of the pupil leadership team have to demonstrate qualities such as the use of initiative; being a good role model to their peers and being able to share their ideas with others. Children must also be trustworthy, honest, well-mannered and patient, all important skills to have when they move on to the next stages of their education and career.