A major strength of the School is the breadth of our extra-curricular provision and the fact that all pupils are encouraged to participate in as wide a range of activities as possible.
One of our principal aims is to educate the children highly and widely so that they are fully ready for the next stages of their education and lives, and equipped to make a valuable contribution to their next schools. To do this we have created an extensive programme of activities that happen every day before school, during the lunch breaks and after school. To ensure maximum participation, year group concerts and drama productions are produced along with more conventional plays, musicals and concerts involving the whole school. In addition to a fine orchestra, children can join a wide variety of choirs and instrumental groups. On the sports field, a similar philosophy exists as we seek to involve everyone in matches against other schools, regardless of their ability.
The School runs it own Adventure and Skills Academy (ASA) for pupils in Years 5,6 and 7. ASA allows children to participate in a wide range of activities not offered on our curriculum such as Archery, Camping, Cooking and Debating. Children as young as six years old can benefit from expert tennis, fencing and cricket coaching in our Sports Hall thanks to strong links with Easton College and Norfolk Cricket. All other sports are led by our fully qualified staff. Specialist dance tuition begins with children of Nursery age, as does swimming in our superb indoor pool. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children thoroughly enjoy their annual productions in our performance hall. Parents and relatives are encouraged to come to the School regularly throughout their children’s time at Town Close School, as members of an audience and / or as spectators at sporting events.