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Lawford C of E Primary School

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School Clubs


Clubs – Autumn Term 2019


Please see below for details of the school clubs on offer next term.   

Most school clubs will start week commencing 23rd September and the last week for most clubs will be the week commencing 2nd December.  


Exceptions are:

Chess Club will start on Wednesday 18th September for children who have been signed up by midnight on Tuesday 17th. Children signed up after this time can start the following week.  Please ensure that your child is signed up to the appropriate club for their level of playing ability - the lunchtime club is for beginners/improvers, the after-school club is only for children who are already competent chess players.


Young Voices Choir will rehearse every Thursday during school terms from 26th September, with the exception of 19th December (last day of term), until 30th January, the last Thursday before the concert (4th February).


Please note:


  • Due to practical considerations, some clubs are only available to particular year groups and most are limited to a maximum number. Where places are limited, these will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Due to reducing school budgets and increasing costs of running many of the clubs, a fee of £10 will be charged for most clubs each term to help us with the cost of resources.  A few clubs are free.  Chess Club will be £5
  • Young Voices - due to the costs to the school involved in participating in this concert (including hiring a coach to transport the choir to the O2 for the concert) an enhanced joining fee of £25 is required.


  • Sign up is not required for Miss Fairbairn’s Booster Club (this is by invitation only)
  • Latin Club – there is no fee payable but sign up via Schoolgateway is still required as you must give consent for your child to join



Arrangements for children to join clubs


Club sign up will be done online, via Schoolgateway. This will be available from next Monday, 16th September.


When you log into Schoolgateway, from Monday you will see which clubs are available to your child/ren.  

To sign your child up to a club you will need to pay the fee and give your consent.    

If you are unable to see a club on your child's account it means that they are not available for your child, either due to their age or because all the places have been filled.


Information on how to log on to Schoolgateway, if you have not previously done so, are on the school website under ‘other useful Information’ in the Parents section.



Run By




Joining Fee

Max no. of places





Miss Fairbairn

By invitation only - for children identified as benefitting from booster sessions

3.30 - 4.15pm









Mrs Haines &

Mrs Glasgow

(with coaches arranged through Colchester Utd)

For boys and girls in Y3 - 6 who would like to play football.

Potentially children may eventually compete in matches as part of the Lawford school team/s

3.30 - 4.15pm

Years 3

 to 6







Manningtree Chess Club

(Mr Storey)

For beginners/improvers - children who would like to learn to play chess/ develop their skills

Lunch time




For competent chess players who have the ability and may wish to play in tournaments

3.30 - 4.30pm









Mrs Usher



Children need to commit to rehearsal every week and to take part in the Young Voices concert at the O2 in London on 4th February 2020.


Due to practical reasons and restrictions by the Young Voices organisation, please be aware that there is a limit to the number of children we are able to take to the O2. Additionally, due to the nature and venue of the concert, there is a minimum standard of behaviour required and children may be asked to leave the club if they do not adhere to this.



Years 3

to 6






(only required this term,

re-registration is not required next term)



Miss Fairbairn

For children with an interest in languages and who would enjoy learning Latin

3.30 - 4.15pm

Years 3

to 6












Miss Dadd

For boys and girls in Years 3-6 who would like to develop discipline and confidence in a fun and safe way.

3.30 - 4.15pm

Years 3

to 6










Please note - Privately Run Clubs:


Laura Rampton Dance – starts next Monday, 16th September.

The club runs on Monday afternoons, from 3.30-4.30pm, in the school hall and is open to all pupils. Please note this is a privately run club and any queries should be made directly with Laura on 07876 702369 or by email to  Please contact Laura to find the weekly cost. Children should bring this money every week and hand it directly to Laura at the start of each session.


Off The Wall Squash - Thursday mornings, before school, for children in KS2 as already advised.  Children signed up for this club at the end of last term


Matthew Watson Tennis – Friday mornings, before school, for children in KS2 as already advised.  Children signed up for this club at the end of last term