We have specialist teachers from the Newham Academy of Music
who visit the school to support our music curriculum across
A tutor from Newham Music Academy provides in school tutoring
for violin for Key Stage 2 children. Please contact the school
office for further details.
We have a KS1 choir that meets after school.
There is a chance for boys and girls in the juniors to play
netball. We practise and learn the skills once a week after
school from 3.30 until 4.30 pm.
Football has always been an important part of life at WHCS.
After school clubs run for Year 2 and KS2 children during
Children in Year 6 have the opportunity for basketball lessons
coached by a specialist coach.
Athletics and PE lessons
We are part of the Schools Sports partnership with Cumberland
Secondary School, which gives us opportunities to enter many
events during the year as well as specialist teaching from
Year 5 children attend weekly swimming lessons at Balaam
Children are expected to take part in all PE lessons including
swimming unless they have a doctors note to excuse them.
Other study support activities
We pride ourselves on what after school clubs we offer and
have already reached the Quality in Study Support Emerging
We host a range of non-sport activities after school to enhance
and enrich children’s learning. These include ICT, needlework, homework and art clubs.
Personal, social and health education/citizenship
These are seen as vitally important in the development of
happy, healthy individuals. The school follows the non-statutory
guidelines of the National Curriculum 2000; Sex and Drug Education
are incorporated into the wider PSHE programme.
Exceptionally behaved children across the school enjoy taking
responsibility for other children during lunchtime. They organise
sports equipment and lead playground activities.
WHCS has a long established School Council tradition. The
Council meets regularly to discuss issues of concern within
the school community. Elected representatives from Year 2
to Year 6 raise points for discussion and where appropriate
initiate action for improvement.
A school camp takes place most years. Year 6 visit Fair
Play House in Maldon, Essex. It is an outdoor activity camp;
the range and demands of the activities becoming increasingly
challenging for the older children.