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We provide lots of clubs , some in lunchtime and some after school – gardening , storytime , Forest School , French , football , tag rugby , athletics , cookery , choir and various music clubs .”
School leader
Which , if any , of the following extra-curricular activities do you provide in your school ?
Sports club ( s ) Day trips
96 % 93 %
Looking at differences in the results between different types of schools , overall , school leaders in academies are more likely to think that certain subjects receive too little focus . This is particularly true among secondary school leaders , with one-quarter ( 26 %) of these in academies thinking that all subjects have enough focus compared to two in five ( 40 %) of those in the maintained sector .
Residential trips School performance ( s )/ play ( s )
Outdoor education Drama club ( s )
53 %
66 %
87 %
86 %
Spotlight on extra-curricular activities
Many schools appear to promote a holistic education by offering a wide variety of extra-curricular activities .
School band
Other
14 %
36 %
Almost all ( 96 %) schools run at least one sports club and nine in 10 ( 93 %) organise day trips for pupils . Over half ( 53 %) have a drama club and more than four in five ( 86 %) put on school performances .
When school leaders were asked why they aren ’ t able to provide all of the extra-curricular activities they might want to , just under a third ( 32 %) put this down to staff skills , while 30 % said a lack of budget . Around a quarter of respondents listed a lack of space / facilities ( 26 %) and staff shortages ( 25 %) as the reasons why they don ’ t provide certain activities .
Nearly nine in 10 ( 87 %) school governors think their school ’ s balance of curricular and extra-curricular activity sufficiently prepares pupils for their futures .
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