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

Call: 01943 607285

Extra Curricular Clubs

Clubs Timetable 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS – SUMMER TERM 2019 (Please speak to staff in the school office if you would like your child to attend any after school clubs).

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


Little Stars Drama in hall



S5 / S6

Lower School

F3 - S6


Summer Sports Club with Ms Vento





F3 - S6






String Ensemble


Ballet *

By invitation

S5 / S6

R / F1

Sports Club with Mr Snook

Sewing Club


F3 - S6

F1, F2 


Ballet *

Coding Club (Autumn/Winter)

Touch Rugby Club (Spring/Summer Term)

F2 / 3

Upper School

Knitting Club (Limited numbers)

Tatty Bumpkin Yoga*

Samba Band*  3.45-4.15pm (no charge to those who have drumming lessons)





Big Band

Club with Mr Snook on the pitch


S5 / S6

F1/F2/F3/ F4/S5/S6 


Running Club on Ilkley Moor 

Music Theory Club (by invitation)

 F1 - S6


Recorder (senior 1.00pm /junior 1.15pm)


Club with Mr Snook on the pitch


By invitation


F1/F2/F3/ F4/S5/S6 






* There is a charge for these clubs (see below). 

More Information about Clubs

After school clubs finish at 4.45pm unless otherwise stated.

Please speak to staff in the school office if you would like your child to attend any after school clubs.

Little Stars Drama  (Monday lunch time)

‘Little Stars’ drama club will be returning again on Monday lunchtimes.

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.  Miss McMurray will send a letter out to children in R, F1 and F2 regarding this.

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.   Please speak to Mrs Minshall in the Reception. 

Charge:  £49 per term paid in advance

Squad (Monday and Tuesday lunch time)

Ms Vento trains netballers for fixtures at these sessions.  

Monday Sports Club (Monday after school)

Activities range from gym to games depending on the time of year. For F3-6.

Tuesday Sports Club (Tuesday after school)

Mr Snook does Games with children from F3 to S6.

Bushcraft (Monday lunchtime)

Spend an hour with Mr Hemingway down at the bushcraft camp with 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.  Numbers are limited to 10 per session on a first come, first served basis.  Those on the waiting list will be prioritised next term.  Mrs Hall will send a letter out to parents in F1/F2 regarding this each 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.

Coding Club (Wednesday lunch time)

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)

Touch Rugby Club (Wednesday lunch time)

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.

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.  Please contact Melissa Butterworth direct at  wharfedale@tattybumpkin.com

Knitting Club (Wednesday after school)

Mrs Smith runs a knit and natter.  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.)

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 are important. 

This Club is available all year.

Runners train on the moor with Mr Snook, Mrs Welsh ( Mrs Williamson, Mr Basham, Mrs Barclay and Mrs Rhodes: Junior runners) and any parents who are able to accompany them.

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.