St Ambrose Barlow Catholic Primary School


There is always a lot going on at St. Ambrose Barlow, even outside of normal curriculum hours. We offer a variety of after school and lunchtime clubs. These are run by staff from school and external providers.

The clubs are offered to different year groups and letters are sent home offering a chance to participate in these clubs. Some clubs are chargeable, details of the amount are always stated on the letter that goes out to parents and must be paid via the School Money website.

The clubs are always very popular with the children and enjoyed by all!

Multiskills Club

This club offers a range of various sports that children can play – quite like a taster session, so something different each week. This helps children gain an understanding of various sports, but also develops coordination, teamwork and communication.

Why not try out this club and see what type of sports you can learn?

Manga Club

If you find yourself doodling characters and comics during your free time, and if you like visual novels and animated series, this is the club for you.

Join in with themed design challenges on a Wednesday lunchtime with Mr Winters!

Library Club

Year 3 children have the opportunity to participate in library club at lunchtime.

During the club they learn how to use a library, the difference between fiction and non-fiction, researching and writing reviews.

The children are also allowed to take a book home from library club every week.

Magazine Club

Magazine club meets every Wednesday lunchtime in the Year 6 classroom with Mr Winters.

You will get the opportunity to volunteer for various roles within the magazine committee - from reporting, to investigating and illustrating.

Each article goes towards our brand new school magazine, so watch this space for more details on how to get hold of one as soon as it's hot off the press!

Chess Club

Currently, during each Friday lunchtime, Chess Club is offered to children in Year 5 and Year 6 at St. Ambrose Barlow.

"Chess is in many ways like life itself. It’s all condensed in a playful manner in a game format and it’s extremely fascinating because first of all I’m in control of my own destiny, I’m in charge. You have to be responsible for your actions, you make a move, you had better think ahead about what’s going to happen, not after it happens, because then it’s too late. Chess teaches discipline from a very early age. It teaches you to have a plan and to plan ahead. If you do that, you’ll be rewarded; if you break the rules, you will get punished in life and in chess. You need to learn the rules to break the rules." – Susan Polgar, 4 time World Champion and founder of the Susan Polgar Foundation.

Tennis Club

Our Tennis club is run by a professional Tennis coach from Hall Green Tennis club.

Each session starts with a warm up and children are given the opportunity to develop new skills throughout the session.

A variety of year groups are given the opportunity to participate in Tennis Club throughout the school year.

Running Club

Years 5 and 6 really are a talented bunch!

Each week, some children from Years 5 and 6 run the roads of Hall Green and nearby Solihull Lodge - have you seen them yet?

It is truly a thoroughly healthy experience and also lots of fun!

Dance Club

Have you heard the chart topping hits coming from the hall each Thursday after school?

Key Stage 1 look forward all week to their dance session with a professional dance coach. They are given the chance to:

  • Explore how the body can move using direction, speed, space and level.
  • Seek/explore new movement ideas using improvisation.
  • Work co-operatively with a partner.
  • Explore movement imaginatively to express emotion.

Sign Language Club

We are fortunate to be able to run an after school club teaching British Sign Language.

In Britain, the term 'sign language' usually refers to British Sign Language (BSL). BSL is a complete language with a unique vocabulary, construction and grammar. In March 2003, the UK Government recognised BSL as a language in its own right.

In Britain there are over 70,000 people whose first or preferred language is BSL. We hope to be able to put our sign language skills to the test!

AVFC Football Club

This club is offered to a variety of year groups.

The children practise skills and are given a better understanding of the game.

At the end of each session, the children participate in a match enabling them to develop these skills.