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Extra Curricular Activities

At Lyndhurst we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities through which pupils can discover new passions and explore their physical, creative, social, global, moral, and cultural interests with other enthusiasts. These offer an ideal way for children to find new friends outside their year groups, while enabling them to learn discipline, leadership, and teamwork.

After School Activities provide an exciting enrichment of the children’s experience at Lyndhurst School and our programme is run by both professionals in school and specialist tutors from outside the school. The programme of clubs on offer will vary from term to term, but we always aim to provide a good mix of sports, creative activities and languages.

An example of our range of activities are:

Active – Football, Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Judo

Creative – Ballet, Singing, Scrapbooking, Media, Zumba, Spanish, Orchestra, Musical Explorers

Mindful – Yoga, Chatterbox, Circle Time

In addition to this Morning Care where the children are able to play and socialise with their peers enables the children to be dropped off from 8:00am.

We also provide a snack of sandwiches and fruit between 5:00pm and 5:30 and then quiet time in after school care enables the children to stay until 6:00pm.


At Lyndhurst School every child is encouraged to participate in a wide range of team and individual sports in both Physical Education and Games lessons. All children are given the opportunity to develop their skills whilst becoming confident and proficient in a variety of sports. Our sporting programme is designed to foster physical awareness, mental well-being, respect, sportsmanship, fair play, an understanding of getting out of life what you put in, as well as learning to win and lose with grace. The importance of having fun and team work is essential at Lyndhurst, all pupils, regardless of their ability will represent their school in many different events throughout their journey.


Lyndhurst school has a very active and vibrant Art Department.  At Lyndhurst we believe art is about developing creativity and the ability to understand and communicate ideas and feelings through a visual form, evolving an informed understanding and appreciation of a range of artistic styles.

Students throughout the school develop an enjoyment in creative art through study of art and art history, they develop an ability to express opinions on and evaluate, their own work and that of others through critical thinking, questioning, objectivity, observation and open-mindedness.


At Lyndhurst School the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our children is of great importance and is embedded in everything we do. Around the school there is a positive and caring atmosphere.  Qualities such as resilience, empathy, perseverance and creativity are at the core of Lyndhurst life. We know the children and their families, providing exceptional care and attention to every child.  The wellbeing and mental health of the children is the responsibility of all the staff reflecting our ethos. 


The children know that their school is a safe and supportive place where they can try their best. The promotion of care for each other and resilience lies at the core of Lyndhurst School. The children are encouraged know that making mistakes is a healthy and important part of learning and developing their skills. This helps the children to thrive and succeed.  Nurture sessions are provided to support individuals at different stages of their journey at Lyndhurst School. 


The whole school approach to wellbeing covers a broad range of topics including mindfulness, physical and mental health, online safety and learning to manage money – all taught in a gentle, age-appropriate way.  Our PSCHE and RHE curriculum encourages the children to talk openly and honestly about their feelings whilst respecting others. We encourage the children to take part in a whole range of activities to support their positive thinking and reflection, including yoga sessions; making the children more aware physically aware of their movements.