The majority of extra-curricular activities are free. However, there are a small number of clubs / activities where a specialist instructor is employed to take the sessions and a termly charge applies.
In recent times the chargeable activities have included the following:
Ballet is taken by Miss Bell. The Pre-Prep children have sessions during the afternoon and Prep school children in the after-school activity times. Miss Bell organises regular displays or open lessons for the parents to see their children perform.
Golf at Hazlegrove is taught by Mr Goymer. Facilities available for golf include the mini golf course, driving nets and the putting green. In the winter, use is also made of the floodlit artificial pitches.
Riding School Lessons
Children are taken via minibus to the local riding stables for riding lessons.
Pevelings is an approved Pony Club Centre and has two floodlit outdoor arenas allowing the children to ride throughout the year. The children are taught in groups according to their ability.
This club is open to all Prep School pupils (Years 3 - 8) and there may be a waiting list subject to demand. Lessons are charged at the prevailing rate according to the number of lessons received. Children need to have their own jodhpurs, riding boots and gloves, but hats can be hired if necessary. Body protectors are optional for flat work, but must be worn when jumping in the field or over 2' in the school.
Horse riding - own pony
Children with their own ponies who wish to be considered for representing the school in competition should make contact with Mrs Cobb. Teams regularly represent the school in disciplines such as Show Jumping, One Day Eventing and Tetrathlon. Training sessions are currently run on an occasional basis either during the holidays or after-school if conditions and other commitments permit.
Judo is taken in the sports hall by Finn Gleeson. Pupils are prepared for gradings and, where appropriate, they represent the school in IAPS competitions.
Wadoryu Karate is taught at Hazlegrove by Peter Fawbert and regular visits are made by experienced practitioners providing exceptional instruction for those Hazlegrove pupils taking part in this extra-curricular activity.
Regular gradings are held to assess the progression of each student. Tournaments are also part of the agenda; these give students the opportunity to compete against fellow Karate practitioners.
Mandarin is offered as an optional extra by Mrs Yang who teaches Mandarin in the curriculum to pupils in Years 5 and 6. This option is popular with pupils who wish to continue learning Mandarin beyond Year 6 as well as younger children who wish to start learning Mandarin. If you are interested in this option it is worth putting your child's name down early as from time to time it has been necessary to have a waiting list.
Speech and Drama
Please see the music and drama pages for more information about Speech and Drama
The squash courts are always popular at break times and squash sessions will often take place within the normal after-school activity programme. Specialist squash coaching is also available with Tom Pollard as a chargeable activity. All pupils who play squash are considered for the teams who have regular fixtures against other local prep schools.
All children have swimming lessons as part of the PE curriculum and there are free swimming activities in the normal after-school activity programme. The chargeable option of swimming training takes place with our specialist swimming coach Mrs Cryer.
In addition to the tennis available to all pupils as part of the curriculum in the Summer Term and as part of the after-school activity programme, specialist tennis coaching is available with our full-time tennis coach, Miss Parkin-Bowes.
Miss Parkin-Bowes is a Licensed LTA Level 3 tennis coach with a wealth of coaching experience. Before joining Hazlegrove, she spent a large proportion of her time with children of school age, ranging through beginners up to national playing juniors. Miss Parkin-Bowes has also worked with adults from beginner level up to club team level. Prior to this, Miss Parkin-Bowes spent a number of years working in the Sport Development department of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council carrying out sports coaching sessions for school children and adults.
We are able to offer a range of tennis coaching opportunities for children and for parents. Sessions for children are available before school, at lunchtimes and after school and there are opportunities for parents to play at drop-off time three mornings per week.
As well as creating the opportunity for pupils to receive private coaching at Hazlegrove, Miss Parkin-Bowes teaches tennis as part of the curriculum during PE lessons to all pupils including the Pre-Prep. Pupils benefit from her wider international sporting experience during games lessons.
Extra coaching for pupils
Lessons for children are offered on an individual, pair or small group basis and are for a period of 30 minutes. These sessions run weekly, for the duration of the term, and are offered Monday to Friday, before school, at lunchtimes and after school, up to 7.30pm.
Once signed up for a specific time slot, children will be expected to give a term’s notice should they no longer wish to continue attending sessions. Lessons will be charged at the published rate.
Tennis coaching for adults
Sessions are available for adults and are timed to coincide with pupil drop-off in the mornings. For more information about these sessions please contact Miss Parkin-Bowes directly at firstname.lastname@example.org