Wharfedale Lodge, 11 Ben Rhydding Road,
Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RL

Call: 01943 607285

Extra Curricular Clubs

Clubs Timetable


  Lunch After School
12:20 - 12:50 12:50 - 1:30 Year Group 3:45 - 4:45 Year Group
Monday Lunch

Little Stars Drama

S5 / S6
Lower School

Sports Club (Ms Vento)





F3 - S6


F3 - S6




String Ensemble


Ballet *

By invitation

S5 / S6

R / F1

Games Club 

 Sewing Club*


F3 - S6

F1, F2 

Wednesday Ballet *
Touch Rugby/Coding Club
F2 / 3
Upper School

Knitting Club                          

Tatty Bumpkin Yoga*

Samba Band*  4-4.30pm (no charge to those who have drumming lessons)





Big Band
Boy Time

Mud Kitchen Club

S5 / S6
Upper School



 Running Club

 F1 - S6



Games Club 


By invitation



 Choir Project (t.b.c.)  40 singers


More Information about Clubs

After school clubs finish at 4.45pm unless otherwise stated.

Little Stars Drama  (Monday lunch time)

‘Little Stars’ drama club will be returning again on Monday lunchtimes, our first session will be Monday 15th January.)

We will be having lots of fun playing drama games as well as improving our singing and acting skills. Perfect for those who love to perform or those who need a little confidence boost. This club is open to Reception, F1 and F2 only.

Ballet  (Tuesday and Wednesday lunch time)

Miss Amy or Miss Fiona of the Ilkley Dance School teach ballet to Reception and F1 on Tuesday and F2 and F3 on Wednesday.  Children can be booked in for a term at a time. There are 10 lessons per term.  Ballet clothes can be bought from Miss Amy at the start of the year.   

Charge:  £49 per term paid in advance

Squad (Monday and Tuesday lunch time)

Ms Vento trains netballers for fixtures at these sessions.  Please attend squad training on the first two Saturdays of the school year.

Monday Sports Club (Monday after school)

Activities range from gym to games depending on who attends. For F3-6.

Tuesday Games Club (Tuesday after school)

Mr Snook does Games with any children from F3 to S6.

Bushcraft (Monday after school)

Spend an hour with Mr Hemingway down at the bushcraft camp with any children in Upper School. (F3 to S6)

Cost:  £18 per half term 

Sewing Club (Tuesday after school)

Mrs Hall will be helping any budding sewers in Lower School (F1 and F2) unlock their talents.  This club will run for 4 weeks this term (NB there will be no club on Tuesday 6th March due to the Book Fair).  Numbers are limited to 10 per session on a first come, first served basis.  Those on the waiting list will be prioritised next term.

Cost: £3 per term to be added to the school bill

String Ensemble (Tuesday lunch time)

Mr Brown may invite you to join String Club.  You work hard but have fun making music.

Rugby Club (Wednesday lunch time for first half of term)

Miss van Eede is mad about rugby! Come and learn the skills needed and prepare for matches against other schools. This club will run during the summer/spring months and is open for children from F3 to S6.

Coding Club (Wednesday lunch time for second half of term) 

Are you an Coding Whizz? Then this club is for you! You will be able to experiment with different programs and tools to create what you wish. Coding club will run during the winter months. This club will be open for Senior 5 and 6 children giving preference to Senior 6 children (very limited spaces).

Tatty Bumpkin Yoga (Wednesday after school)

Melissa Butterworth gives children in the Lower School an introduction to yoga.  Children can be booked in for half a term at a time.

Cost: £64 per term

Knitting Club (Wednesday after school)

Mrs Smith and Mrs Mercer run a knit and natter.  Knitters are welcome.  Entry of non-knitters may have to be staggered so that everyone can be properly launched with needles and wool.

Cost: Children must cover the cost of their own needles and usually bring the money directly to Mrs Smith.

Samba Band (Wednesday from 4pm to 4.30pm)

Mark Lewalski is running this very loud club for those who want to get with the beat.  Official drummers (those who take lessons) take priority but then other keen would-be drummers are welcome to a maximum of 10.

Cost: £30 per term (no charge for those who take drumming lessons with Mr Lewalski.)

Boy Time (Thursday lunch time)

This term boys are playing rugby, followed by football and cricket in the spring and summer.  All boys from Form 1 to S6 are welcome.

Big Band (Thursday lunch time)

Mrs Rix leads this band for all those from F3 to S6. A good level of music reading is required, but some parts can be created for enthusiastic beginners.  Mrs Rix will discuss with each class and recruit members in the first two weeks of term.

Running Club (Thursday after school)

The purpose of running club is to train for the Wharfedale Schools Cross Country League.  There are events held on Saturday mornings between September and March.  Children who join running club are expected to run in the Wharfedale League.

Running Club depends on the support of parents as staff:pupil ratios on important. 

This Club runs until Easter.

Senior Runners train on the moor with Mr Snook, Mrs Welsh and any parents who are able to accompany them.

Junior Runners go down to West Holmes field to train with Mrs Crossley (bus driver!), Mrs Barclay and any other mothers who would like to join in.

Mini Runners (in school time)

This will now take place with Mrs Minshall during the school day on Monday.

Recorder (Friday lunch time)

Budding experts will be invited to take part.                     

Junior Recorders will be taught by Mrs Conti.  

Senior Recorders will be taught by Mrs Rix.

Games (Friday lunch time)

Mr Snook runs this lunch time club for anyone from F1 to S6 who wants to come.  We play a mixture of Games.

Choir Project (Friday after school - 4pm to 4.30pm)

We would like to enter a small choir of singers into a national competition.  We are still waiting for details and the club will run for as long as it takes to prepare the songs. 

Life Saving Club (S6 with Mrs TT)

Lifesaving Club provides children with first aid knowledge so that they feel confident enough to help a person who has an injury, an illness or has been involved in an accident. Through staged scenarios, children learn how to assess, and support a casualty before other help arrives. Coverage includes treatment for bleeding, choking, shock, asthma, suspected heart attack, diabetes, stroke, seizures, unconscious breathing and non-breathing casualties (CPR). The children develop their ability to prioritise and make decisions in high pressured situations, communicate effectively with their casualties and each other, and know when it is time to contact the emergency services. Lifesaving Club is currently incorporated into the weekly curriculum for Senior 6 and the class are working towards achieving their Life Support award through the Royal Life Saving Society. Mrs Turner-Thompson is a qualified Heart Start Trainer (British Heart Foundation).