Activities & Events

Real childhood is alive and well at St Andrew's!  Boys and girls in the School are given the freedom to play or explore the woods during their breaks, often spending their time climbing trees and making dens.

We support their love of life and zest for learning by providing them with opportunities that support their learning and create lifelong, happy memories.



Within school we have an Enrichment Programme of Design, IT and Skills; this includes cookery, 3D printing, film animation, squash, study skills, swimming and orienteering, Young Enterprise and shooting.

Clubs & Activities

Before and after school clubs include gymnastics, ballet, chess, choir, dance, drama, golf, handwriting, horseriding, LAMDA, orchestra, orienteering, taekwondo and tennis.  In recent years the orienteering squad has been very successful in the British Schools' Orienteering Championships - in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 they were British Prep / Middle Schools Champions.

Educational Visits

Educational visits are seen as essential to bring the curriculum to life and these are undertaken throughout the School.  There are also practical days within the School and these include writers' workshops, drama days and visiting artists.  These alter year on year and have included: 

Living Rainforest trip Rushall Farm trip Basildon Park trip Seaside trip to Bournemouth Jungle Roadshow
Ashmolean Museum Aztecs & Cadbury World History trip to Wittenham Clumps Victoria & Albert Museum Natural History Museum
Reading Museum Pantomime trip Blenheim Palace & Butterfly Gardens Roman Baths Design Challenge Day
Primary Maths Challenge Look Out Discovery Centre Synagogue trip Churches trip Circus Skills
Gudwara Trip Writers' Workshop Visiting Authors    


Residential Trips

There are residential trips for Science, Geography, Languages, Sport, ski trips and Outdoor Pursuits.  In addition, boys and girls have visited one of our partner schools in South Africa and a number of schools in Europe via a student / staff exchange project run by the European Union.  These have included:

Evacuee trip to Didcot Railway Harry Potter Potions Day Egyptian Day Year 5 Medieval Banquet Easter Parade
Archery and History Day Pirate Day World Book Day Christingle Mini-beasts

Theme Days

Throughout the school pupils enjoy theme days to support their learning.  In recent years these have included Harry Potter Potions Day, trips to Didcot Railway dressed as evacuees and Battle re-enactments.

Evacuee Trip to Didcot Railway Harry Potter Potions Day Egyptian Day Year 5 Medieval Banquet Easter Parade
Archery and History Day Pirate Day World Book Day Christingle Mini-beasts


St Andrew’s is a social school.  Parents and pupils alike benefit from the range of events that are hosted throughout the year.  Events are run as part of the curriculum, extra-curriculum, charity events and family events organised by FOSA, our parent body.

Charity Strainbow Event Sports Dinner & Dance Triathlon Fireworks Night Speech Day
End of Year BBQ Duathlon Grandparents' Day Sports Day Leavers' Formal Dinner
Public Speaking Competition Section Music Swimming Gala Dolman Penny Mile Day
Choir at Salisbury Cathedral Senior Debates
Parent “St Andrew’s provides a rounded education and opportunities to develop self-confidence in an idyllic environment which prepares them well for senior school and beyond.”
Parent “The best thing about the school is the variety of opportunities that the children have exposure to.”
ISI Report 2017 “Pupils' excellent achievements are firmly supported by a diverse range of co-curricular activities that enable them to develop exciting new skills.”