Beyond the classroom at Danesfield Manor 

A Danesfield education goes beyond the classroom

Clubs and Activities

ECA (Extra-Curricular Activities) takes place on a Tuesday every week, for one hour, after lunch. Pupils from Rec-Y6 are put into mixed age groups and take part in various activities around the school with different teachers. The pupils are placed on a rota to ensure they experience as many of the activities as possible, some of the activities that are provided include: self-defence, play rehearsals, singing, needlecraft, photography, cookery, architecture, board games, sporting activities, gardening and Forest School. By providing these opportunities for pupils to mix with other pupils across the year groups, pupils are able to develop their confidence socialising with others, they are encouraged to take turns, develop resilience, be creative and question how and why things work – important skills that will undoubtedly benefit pupils for their future.

For an example of clubs on offer please use the button below.

Spring Term 2024 Clubs List

There are also one-to-one music lessons offered with our expert peripatetic teachers and LAMDA tuition available through the school.


All pupils are involved in educational visits from the age of four. These trips effectively link classroom learning to the real world and the wider community.

We see residential trips as an important part of our children’s education, encouraging independence and developing trust between teachers and pupils. The children themselves often make new friends and learn new respect for one another. Trips overseas enable our oldest pupils the opportunity to practise their language skills and explore the cultures and traditions of our neighbours.


One of the ways we develop a child’s confidence and intelligence is through our annual trip to an outdoor residential activity centre. This is not an optional extra but an essential part of the curriculum which improves children’s performance and confidence back in the classroom. Academic intelligence is of paramount importance, but it is just one of the intelligences that needs to be developed if a child is to achieve their full potential.

All the children visit this unique outdoor centre with a series of age appropriate and challenging outdoor experiences. The centre is modern, finished to a high standard and facilitates the children taking part in many different outdoor, educational and adventure activities. Reception class visit for the day, but all other year groups stay overnight building up as they get older. Year 5 get the opportunity to sleep in tents, and Year 6 take part in Survival Extreme creating their own campsite for the night.

End of school Year 6 trip

Our eldest pupils travel to one of our sister schools in Suffolk, Saint Felix School. They are able to experience many sporting and beach activities within the safe grounds of a stunning 75 acres of beautiful countryside and on the Suffolk coastline where the school is situated.

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