We know that great schools are built on rich extra-curricular programmes as well as excellent teaching of the curriculum. The Lammas School offers a fantastic Enrichment Programme which gives students the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of projects, competitive and non-competitive sports, creative and performing arts as well as academic booster classes.
Many activities are run by our own staff but we also work with external organisations and specialist providers to ensure a high-quality offer for students. We encourage students to try something new and to build interests that will develop new skills, interests and friendships, enriching their lives beyond school and continuing into adulthood.
Throughout the year there are a number of Trust-wide events that Lammas takes part in:
- The Griffin Sports Festival in the Autumn Term
- Founders Day and the Griffin Science Symposium in the Spring Term
- The Griffin Arts Festival in the Summer Term.
Out-of-class learning takes place through regular trips and visits and a range of additional study support for students taking GCSEs and A levels is provided as needed.
Music is an integral part of Lammas life. Students in Key Stage 3 students have a weekly music lessons which focus on practical sessions with their orchestral instrument, analysis of a wide range of musical genres, and composition using our state-of-the-art Music classrooms and keyboard suite. Beyond KS3, we offer music as at both GCSE and A-level.
Lammas has numerous established drama programmes which aim to develop the students’ performance and directorial skills. Access to weekly Drama clubs, theatre session and projects ensures that there are experiences for all. Each year the School takes part in the Coram Shakespeare Schools Festival.
There is a comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities both before and after school, at lunchtime and during weekends. We offer both team and individual sports coaching and provide the opportunity to compete against other schools in regular fixtures.
Creative Writing and Debating
Our students are invited to participate in a wide range of spoken language projects and competitions. Formal and informal debates are part of our Oracy programme, and discussion activities are incorporated in the curriculum through different subjects including English, History, Ethics, Citizenship, Sociology and RS. There is a well-established Debate Mate club open to all students in Years 7-10, and students also compete in the Waltham Forest debating competition and the ‘Speak Out!’ challenge organised by the Jack Petchey Foundation.
Alongside all of the free extra-curricular clubs provided by the school, throughout the year students will have the opportunity to participate in a range of trips that support the curriculum.