Individual music tuition for a full range of instruments is available by arrangement, from our peripatetic music tutors. Lessons are available in violin, clarinet, drums, saxophone, flute, piano, recorder guitar, ukulele, cello, keyboard and singing, to name but a few. A range of instruments are available for rental on a ‘per-term’ basis.
We believe that outdoor education adds another dimension to the individual. Children benefit from increased self-awareness and better personal organisation. Their leadership qualities and team spirit are also enhanced.
In Years 3 and 4, children have a two night / three-day excursion to Hooke Court in Dorset, where activities complement the Science and History curriculum. Years 5 and 6 benefit from a trip to France in the Spring Term every couple of years; they are able to practise their delivery of the French language whilst visiting historical sites such as the D-Day landing beaches and Bayeux.
A number of Years 5 and 6 children spent the final two days of the term and the first week of the holiday period in Romania going on a number of excursions with orphaned children. They also spent a couple of days in a school in Harman learning more about the Romanian language and culture. Watch the video of their experience.
For giving to those children a chance to develop their abilities of communication and opportunities to forge relationships with other children across the world, Avondale Preparatory School (with the help of New Generation Impact) is willing to create a project according to the needs of the children
Avondale has an established annual residential trip to PGL on the Isle of Wight for older pupils. In Year 6, once all examination work is complete, children visit the Isle of Wight for a week-long PGL experience.
Children get involved in a wide variety of activities and tasks. Why not find out more about our PGL trips.
Children in Years 3 and 4 have a two night/ three day residential trip to Hooke Court in Dorset each year. The experience complements respective history and science areas of study with the programme varying from one year to the next. History topics range from Celts, to Greeks, to Egyptians, to the Vikings with the scientific focus exploring Newton’s three laws of motion including making balloon buggies, rockets and kites, as well as building and traversing bridges across Hooke Court’s very own moat!
Past proprietors of Avondale School, Mr and Mrs McNeall, are involved in a tutoring role at the centre and dress in costume for the occasion! We aim for all children to come back with a new sense of independence as well as providing opportunities to work as a team in tackling new challenges. The experience helps children grow in confidence at tackling educational experiences outside the classroom.
Children in Years 5 and 6 travel to Normandy in France in intermediate years as part of a cross- curricular study incorporating French and History. Children benefit in their conversational French and understanding of historical events.
The trip takes place in the final week of the Spring Term and includes several exciting excursions, including visits to Bayeux to learn more about the famous tapestry, Normandy beaches at Arromanches to learn more about the D- Day landings, and a visit to Mont St Michel. The team also visit a goat farm to learn more about cheese making as well as a French market where they need to buy their own lunch.