Education at Immanuel College Preparatory School extends beyond the school day and beyond the school grounds. Drawing together all the elements of our school, our Co-curricular activities are woven into the fabric of our school. Whilst they are not compulsory they are highly recommended for the social and educational value that they add.
Children in Year 1 and above can attend a variety of clubs which are on offer every week from Monday to Thursday, either before school, at lunch time or after school. These range from puzzles to drama, gardening to art, trampoling to films. There are music and drama opportunities on an individual basis, with children taking and gaining LAMDA and Singing awards as well as working through the grade exams for Piano and these children have the opportunity to participate in our Performing Arts Festival, which takes place to coincide with National Sing- Up Day. We have a whole school show twice a year, staged in two parts so that we can accommodate as large an audience as possible without overwhelming the children by moving them into a huge hall. In addition, we have a variety of class presentations to the school community and to guests. Our Choir is developing a great reputation and they have performed alongside the Senior School Choir at special school events, including the Gala Dinner, and with the Shabbaton Choir at a variety of charitable events. Team Sports are becoming a more prominent part of our provision; we have hosted and participated in Macabbi Netball and Football competitions and enjoy fixtures with several local schools. Chess is a popular club, allowing the children with logical minds to try to outwit each other. We have been hosts to the Macabbi Chess Tournament for the last few years and our pupils participate in the UK Chess Challenge. Quiz Club is also on offer, giving the children the opportunity to extend their general knowledge and learn with pupils across year groups. Our Purim Talent Show is a highlight of the children’s year as are the House Activity days, in which we enjoy activities in houses rather than classes, with the older and younger children learning and working together.
The Independent Schools Inspectorate found the Co- curricular life at Immanuel College to be "excellent".
Before and After School Care
Immanuel College offer a Breakfast and After School Club between the hours of 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Children from Reception to Year 6 can attend these supervised sessions, during which time they can take part in fun and stimulating games and activities, as well as have breakfast or a snack. There is an additional charge for this care.
In addition to class music lessons, children in Year 1 and above can learn to play an instrument with a private teacher. The opportunity exists for all children to learn to play the piano, guitar and violin. LAMDA and singing are available for Key Stage 2 children as well. The children work towards grade exams in all these specialisations.