We are pleased to be able to offer a broad range of extra curricular, after-school opportunities for students from all year groups.

We believe that there is more to school than what happens between 8.40am and 3.30pm and that is why we offer something for everybody.


Please note: This web information may be subject to change and should be confirmed with the session leader prior to the event.


 The PE club times are as follows:

Lunchtime club: 1pm - 1.25pm

Afterschool: 3.30pm - 4.45pm

pdf iconExtra Curricular PE Programme


Lavington ACF is open to all children aged 12 (and in Year 8) to 18.

Wednesday 7pm - 9pm held at Lavington School.


Science department:

Year 7 – Science club and opportunity for Year 9 students to apply to become science leaders and lead the science club

Year 11 - Enrichment during tutor on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for grades 4+ and a master class on a Tuesday for grades 8/9


Music department:

String group – Monday 1.05pm in M04

Samba group – Thursday 1.05pm in M04

Singing club – Friday 1.05pm in M04

pdf iconForm for Music lessons


Languages department:

French film club - Thursday 1pm in D12

 

The following students have been elected to form the new Student Council for 2018 - 2019

Year 12:

Wednesday Gilbert

Josie Gee

Year 11:

Bailey Semmens

Rose Kent

Sam Hart

Roan Vickerman

Year 9:

Thomas Maddison

Dylan Cunningham

Year 8:

Casey Perren

Aidan Gibbons

Year 7:

Esme Thompson

Erin Willis

Penelope Newing-Moore

The Student Council have already begun work by launching the 2018 foodbank appeal, they are also keen to continue their charitable work so we will be looking at some non-school uniform dates to raise money for Children in Need and various other charities.  .

The Council plan several non-uniform day's over the year to raise money for charity and are interested in hearing about any local, less publicised charities which may need support.

Please contact the student council This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ms Brown/Mrs Dunn if you have any suggestions.

 

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Our library is open every day before tutor time and during morning break and lunch. It is modern, bright and spacious with over 20,000 resources including fiction, non-fiction, reference, newspapers and periodicals.

The fiction section includes the latest releases as well as the classics, providing lots of choice for the varied interests and abilities of our students.  Lavington students are encouraged to read for pleasure and KS3 students have a timetabled reading lesson every week. Our librarian also runs book clubs, competitions and activities throughout the year, as well as getting students to recommend books that their peers might enjoy.

Our non-fiction provides additional resources to reinforce and develop understanding of subjects taught and the world we live in.  Careers and higher education information, as well as newspapers and magazines are also provided.

There is a computer area, as well as chess sets and games, and bean bags for quiet reading.
e-readers are also available for use in the library.

Students have online access to our library system where they can view their own account, renew or reserve books, write reviews, search the library catalogue and link to relevant websites to enhance their understanding of a subject.

Ms Brough, our librarian, is always available to help, guide, enthuse and encourage. 


At Lavington School we want to encourage a love and passion for reading. It is hugely beneficial to everyone but especially young people.

Reading is enjoyable and relaxing!

  • Reading opens up new worlds and widens horizons
  • It makes you laugh or cry
  • It helps you to escape from day-to-day life
  • It shocks you or warms your heart

Reading improves your confidence and helps you feel better

  • Develops confidence and self-esteem
  • Helps you to deal with complex issues from the safe fictional environment of the book
  • Increases empathy – research shows that young people who read are more empathetic!  (APA 2013)

Reading leads to academic success

  • More important indicator of success than socio-economic/educational status of parents (OECD/PISA 2009)
  • Aids with cognitive development and impacts across the curriculum – likely to do ‘significantly better’, with a 9.9% advantage in maths by age 16! (IoE, London, 2013).
  • Science achievement: Researchers found that the strongest factor affecting pupils’ science scores is reading comprehension (EEF, September 2017)
  • Reading improves teenagers’ vocabulary by 26% regardless of background (Centre for Longitudinal Studies, November 2017)

You have so many choices!

  • What genre interests you? Can you find something that links to an interest you have?
  • Kindle? Audiobook? Graphic novel?
  • Use the library!

What if you find reading hard?

  • Like any skill, you get better at it by doing it – and later it will become pleasurable: the skill, the will, the thrill!
  • Talk to your teacher; we have some ideas and programmes you can use at home that will help you become a better reader
  • We have included some documents for reluctant readers below:

Please be aware that some of the books on the lists are written for adults, meaning some will have ‘gritty’ content. Generally by Year 10/11 young people are ready for this, but parents know their children best; if you have queries about suitability, please check online reviews or ask your child’s teacher.

Years 5,6 and 7 reading list

Year 7 and 8 reading list

Key Stage 4 reading list

English staff adult book recommendations

Animal books

Art in young people's fiction

Books around the world

Books to make you cry

Difficult issues

Dystopian books

If you like Percy Jackson

Science Fiction and Fiction with Science

Visual books for reluctant readers

Young adult books for music lovers

 

 

 

 

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