Extra-curricular School Activities

At Burley Oaks there is a wide range of activities for children to participate in outside the classroom to enrich and enhance their educational experiences.

As well as after-school clubs, children also have opportunities to take part in residential visits.

The children are always enthusiastic about our extra-curricular activities which include: football, netball, cricket, dodgeball, tennis, cross-stitch, cross country running, cookery, gymnastics, choir, orchestra, recorder, bikeability etc.  There is clear value in the experiences undertaken.            


In music, the children have the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments (encouraged by performing solos, duets and ensemble pieces in concerts), sing in the choir and produce musical and dramatic performances. We provide a range of clubs and welcome professional visitors to the school to support and develop our work.

Our Wider Opportunities in Music provision means that all children in Y3 take part in recorder lessons.

All children in Year 5 take part in our Learn to Rock programme of study. This enables to play the electric guitar, keyboards and drums over a series of lessons. The children perform in their bands at the end of the year in a concert known as 'Battle of the Bands'.

Each year we organize performances, for all pupils, by a range of artists/theatre groups etc.

See Music Lessons for more information about our provision.


A wealth of sporting activities is offered where we seek to support the development of skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play. The children can choose from a wide range of sports such as football, rugby, gymnastics, tennis, cricket, athletics etc.  We encourage involvement with the local community and other schools both in friendly and competitive tournaments. 

Burley Oaks is a member of the inter-schools competitive league with primaries from across the Wharfe Valley.

Clearly, we rely on the strengths and interests of the staff in school and the extra-curricular activities provided may differ throughout the year.