Enrichment activities

Thomson House runs a range of extra-curricular clubs during lunch-time and after school which allow pupils to take part in a wide variety of activities. The benefit of thisis that we aim to encourage the pursuit of new interests and hobbies, the development of existing passions and the growth of new skills.

The following is a sample list of clubs that may be offered to Lower School (YR and Y1): Football, Zumba, Percussion, Choir, Yoga, Art & Craft, Puppet Making, Drama, Lego, Multi Sports, Italian and French.

The following is a sample list of clubs that may be offered to Middle School (Y2 and Y3): Lego Robotics, Art Club, Football, Rugby, Running, Choir, Percussion, Italian, Ballet, Tap Dance, Creative Writing, Book Club.


Theme Weeks

Thomson House runs a theme week every term. This is a week in which the whole school goes off-curriculum and has a focus on a particular area of study. Past theme weeks have included Brazil and the Football World Cup; Thomson House Goes Wild (outdoor activities); Mad Science; Thomson House at the Movies (visual Literacy); Thomson House Makes History (WW1 Centenary) and Book Week. Each week is launched with an event and within the week every class has a variety of workshops, visitors, trips and new experiences. Pupils love the theme weeks – they are motivating and inspiring as well as open eyes to different worlds.


Visit and Visitors

We encourage as many visitors as possible to come into school and share their experiences with the pupils – our visitors may be parents (who have completed a feat such as the Marathon Des Sables), members of the local community (Star and Garter charity; St Mary’s Church; Richmond Food Bank) or experts in their chosen field (Household Guards; Robert Young ‘Marathon Man’, Shakespearian actors). In addition we have invited farms, scientists, authors, circus performers and choreographers into school to enrich the curriculum.

Teachers at Thomson House are encouraged to make the most of the opportunities London has to offer – classes go on trips every half term, via public transport (in line with our green agenda). This year classes have been to the science museum, pizza express, Holly Lodge, Natural History museum, Lyric Theatre, Sheen Library, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court.