The Middle Year curriculum is built on Specialist Teaching from year 5, providing a unique program of study.
Parents are informed every 6 weeks on progress, achievement and effort. Small classes allow for personalised learning
A programme of activities takes place during the school day; these programmes, which are chosen by the pupils, are Exciting, Enriching and Extending.
Many of our programmes are run by specialists in their field who run a 12 week course, after 12 weeks pupils can choose a different programme or continue on their original choices.
For our First School pupils E3 runs Monday to Thursday from 14:15 to 15:00 and includes: Cookery, Football, Story Telling, Rag Rugging, Racket Games, Creative Club, Basketball, Funky Feet, Cross Country, Nature Detectives, Soft Ball, Streetwise, Canoeing, beginner American football, Choir and puzzle club. Additional programmes are added each term.
Our Middle School Pupils enjoy E3 Monday to Thursday from 15:00 to 15:45 and includes: American Football, Computer Club, Volley Ball, High 5, Art Club, Netball, Fencing, Baseball, Hip Hop, Newsletter Club, Football, Badminton, Streetwise Self Defence, Master Chef, Basketball, Kung Fu, Scarisbrick Singers, Choir, Sailing & Canoeing, Board Games, Golf and Fencing
Our College Students enjoy E3 Monday to Thursday from 15:00 to 15:45 and includes; Cross Country, Table Tennis, Duke of Edinburgh award, Maths Clinic, Master Chef, Football, Art Club, Computer Club, English Clinic, Scarisbrick Singers, Choir, American Football, Drama, Joinery, Year 9 challenge, Golf, Squash and Fitness.
Comments from our pupils…:
“I enjoy trying to beat my distance and time on the rowing machine in the fitness sessions every week” Aged 15
“My friends and I love using the treadmill to keep fit” Aged 14
“Sailing in my favourite E3 but I still keep falling in the lake” Aged 10
“Cookery is fun and I loved making fruit smoothie” Aged 5
“I love Baseball our Coach is fantastic and says I have a good swing” Aged 9
“I took self defence to make sure I know how to look after myself and I have learned how to handle myself in different situations I may face as I get older” Aged 12
Sport plays a large part of everyday life at Scarisbrick Hall School. Within the curriculum time the girls play netball, hockey, rounders, badminton and volleyball, plus they also have regular swimming lessons, take part in cross country running and athletics and sail on the lake in the summer months. For further information click here
Boys play football, rugby, cricket, tennis and basketball. Athletics and cross-country also take place in the spring and summer terms. We travel to make use of local facilities such as Burscough Sports Centre, Halsall Memorial Playing Fields for cricket and Park Pool for swimming lessons.
Extra curricular time allows us to play competitive sport against other local schools and periodically we also compete within the ISA group, travelling within Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire for tournaments and matches.
Our ethos is for all children to develop an enjoyment of sport and to appreciate the value of a healthy active lifestyle. Beyond this we like all children to have the chance to play competitive sport and to that end we aim to allow everyone to be part of the school teams at some stage. Beyond this we do try to allow those with sporting prowess to develop their skills and reap the rewards of their hard work. We recognise those with outstanding ability and talent through the presentation of school awards and certificates. We also direct our most able students to outside clubs and organisations who can further develop their talent.
The House system encourages pupils to take on an active role within the school and to take pride in their House. Through the House system we hope to build a sense of community as well as encouraging pupils to work for their House in a competitive manner.
The purpose of the House system is to encourage pupils to take on an active role within the school and to take pride in their House. Through the House system we hope to build a sense of community as well as encouraging pupils to work for their House in a competitive manner.
If you have more than one child, it is our policy for family members to be in the same house.
Our Houses are named after people who and places which have had a significant contribution to Scarisbrick Hall School history, the Houses are:
OXLEY HOUSE in recognition of the Oxley family, Charles Oxley founded Scarisbrick Hall School in 1963.
RAYNOR HOUSE in recognition of the work Mr David Raynor did as Head of the original Scarisbrick Hall School he retired in 1998.
POULTON in recognition of the work Mrs Sheila Poulton did for St Wyburn and Kingswood Schools – she was Deputy Head. WYBURN was named after one of the schools in the Kingswood group, St Wyburn – which was originally the girls’ Senior School.
The House System involves house points, in the form of merits and each individual pupil is encouraged to collect these to support their house. Merits are awarded for effort and achievement, community service and extra curricular involvement within the school.Being a member of a house is about being part of a team, so each an every member of this school, pupils and staff are part of a team. Every member of a team is important. Each person brings unique skills, knowledge, and experience. People also bring energy, drive, passion, and determination. Since not everyone brings different amounts of all of these things, team members need each other.
The school holds many sporting and music inter-house competitions every year.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Scarisbrick Hall has a natural fit into E3 and the formal curriculum.
Scarisbrick Hall has also taken the step to become an Independent Operating Authority. There are many advantages of operating the award ourselves, particularly as there is currently an uncertainty about the Sefton and Lancashire Council DoE provision, along with giving us greater flexibility.
There are three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold and all follow similar requirements.
Each has four sections (Gold has an additional residential requirement)
Volunteering – helping others
Physical – a sport or physical activity
Skills – developing a skill, such as looking after a pet or cooking for yourself.
The presumption is that candidates undertake each activity for one hour a week over 3 to 6 months – so a long weekend of volunteering will count towards, but cannot count as that section.
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Expedition – nicknamed “The Long Walk”, but now more an exercise in independent living.
There is no minimum distance to be covered but there must be 8 hours of planned activity a day with a minimum of 3 spent travelling. Candidates must travel independently and must camp – unless there are extenuating circumstances where we can apply for derogation (which isn’t guaranteed).
The Award Programme at Scarisbrick Hall
Candidates commence the Bronze Award in September of Year 10 with the aim of finishing everything except the expeditions by April/May of Year 10 – allowing practice and qualifying expeditions to take place in the summer term.
Candidates commence Silver in September Year 11 with the practice expedition September/October and the qualifying expedition in the Spring/Summer depending on public exam timetables. The aim is for Silver to be completed before end of Year 11.
Gold takes place in Year 12 and 13.
Additional Accredited Awards
Alongside training for the expedition (and other sections) candidates can take other accredited awards for little or no additional cost.
First Aid – St John Ambulance Young First Aider
We follow the St John Ambulance Young First Aider syllabus as first aid training is an expedition requirement.
National Navigation Award Scheme
Again we use this syllabus as navigation training is required for the expedition
Currently we only offer the Bronze and Silver levels
The Vinspired Award is a national recognition of volunteering and is offered alongside the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Scarisbrick Hall, Southport Road, Ormskirk L40 9RU : 01704 841151
Interested in our Day Nursery, Beautiful Beginnings?
Set in the delightful grounds of Scarisbrick Hall, our day nursery is the perfect start in life for your child. Our aim is to encourage the development of of all children, working closely with parents to provide a level of care that meets the highest of standards – building a trusting and confident relationship from the very first day.
Scarisbrick Hall School has won a prestigious ISAHealthy Eating award
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