Activities and Field Trips

The Junior Department offers a wide range of trips and activities within and outside normal school hours. These activities are a key part of the all round education of children at the School.

Activities start at 4pm and junior pupils are encouraged to participate in these at least times 3 a week. There are often activities later in the evening too and swimming is a particularly popular option 2-3 times a week.

Weekends start with Saturday morning school followed by lunch and often a trip to the shops in Redhill. Saturday evenings in Rank Weston house often involve a video and chill time. With so much going on during the week it is good for children to have time to relax in an unstructured way with their friends during the weekends. Sunday mornings start fairly slowly and there are optional activities/trips on Sunday afternoons. The weekend concludes with Chapel on Sunday evening and all Juniors are requested to attend.

Examples of Junior Department Activities:

  • Cookery
  • Beading 
  • Dance
  • Rugby
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Football  (girls & boys)
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Pickleball
  • Young Gattonians
  • Gatton Performers
  • Fact Detectives
  • Allotment Club
  • Art and craft
  • Cross country
  • Trampolining
  • Table Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Cricket
  • Writing Club
  • Lego Club
  • Street dance
  • Cycling
  • Prep support 
  • Mountain Biking

Examples of School Trips:

  • Hever Castle
  • Fishbourne Roman Villa
  • Harlequin Theatre in Redhill
  • The coast at Cuckmere, East Sussex
  • Natural History Museum
  • Bough Beech Water Treatment Works
  • PGL Adventure Camp
  • Year 6 trip to Paris