We are incredibly fortunate to have an idyllic riverside setting and extensive playing fields that are ideally suited to provide children with endless fun and opportunities to complement their classroom learning.

A comprehensive extra-curricular programme includes many and varied opportunities for the pupils to try out new extra curricular activities in school and discover and develop their own individual abilities and talents outside of the classroom.

Our after school activities programme runs every day for the Pre-Prep children from 3.30pm to 4.15pm. For the Prep School, sessions are offered each evening from Monday to Thursday, when pupils can choose and pursue their interests in a timetabled and supervised environment, although due to sports fixtures, there is a limited programme for Year 5-8 pupils on a Wednesday.


A wide range of activities are on offer after school. Pupils can try something new, improve in an existing hobby, or simply do something for the fun of it!  Activities are run by a combination of school staff and outside specialists who lead some of the activities. Activities change each term, however, we do change at half term in the Autumn Term to take into account the darker evenings.

Some recent activities in the Prep School have included:

  • 3D Wooden Kit Construction
  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Bike Maintenance
  • Board Games
  • Book Club
  • Bug Club
  • Ceramics
  • Chess and Bridge Club
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Climbing
  • Cooking
  • Cyclocross
  • Debating and Current Affairs
  • Fencing
  • Fishing
  • First Aid
  • Gardening
  • Geocaching
  • Geneology
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Indoor Rowing
  • Judo
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Latin / Roman Club
  • Mask Making
  • Music Theory
  • Parkour
  • Panto
  • Photography
  • Sewing Craft
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Still Life Drawing
  • Subuteo
  • Yoga

Some recent activities in the Pre-Prep have included:

  • Archery
  • Bikeability
  • Bouldering
  • Construction Club
  • Cookery
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hama Beads
  • ICT - Coding
  • Junk Modelling
  • Mindfulness Colouring
  • Performing Arts
  • Music and Movement
  • Parkour
  • Play Ball
  • Rugby Tots
  • STEM
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
The Moulsford Award

The Moulsford Award, launched in September 2018, encourages children in the Prep School to choose a breadth of activities from each area of Healthy Living, Performance and the Arts, Community / Service, Self-Development and Adventure. The Moulsford Award is designed to help in our aim to provide a rounded education, whilst developing and celebrating the success of each child as an individual. 

To aim for the Award, all pupils must participate in one activity from each section.  At the end of each activity pupils will be given a grade by staff. A Pass is sufficient to gain a piece of the Activities pie. However, in order to gain the overall Award a child must gain Merits in at least two areas. This will enable pupils to play to their strengths whilst ensuring commitment in all other areas.


Educational trips are an essential part of the curriculum and offer exciting opportunities to explore subjects outside of the classroom.

Children look forward to day and residential trips which enhance and broaden learning, as well as helping to develop independence and strengthen relationships - with plenty of fun thrown in too!  Trips are carefully planned and co-ordinated between departments, and are closely supervised and evaluated by staff.

Trips are constantly reviewed to ensure they remain relevant and valuable.  Some recent examples include:

  • Ski trip to Italy – annual, open to all in Year 5 and above
  • Pre-Prep – Marwell Zoo, Bucklebury Farm, Cotswold Wildlife Park, weekly trips to Forest School
  • Year 3 - River and Rowing Museum in Henley, Roald Dahl Museum
  • Year 4 - Hawk Conservancy, Harry Potter Studio, STEAM museum 
  • Year 5 – PGL residential trip, theatre trip to Matilda, Oakwood Outward Bound Centre 
  • Year 6 – France trip (5 days), outward bound challenge day at Pangbourne College
  • Year 7 – Geography field trip to Wales (5 days), Tate Modern, hosting a senior citizens’ Afternoon tea
  • Year 8 – Cultural day in London, including theatre trip to Woman in Black, Tate Modern, plus a full post CE programme including trips to RAF Benson, Defence Capability College, a DT challenge day, a charity walk, Whipsnade Zoo, House of Commons and a full week in Devon for the Leavers Annual Professional Development Training Course, including surfing, kayaking, swimming, paint balling and much more!

In addition to year group trips, there are plenty of inter-school events providing opportunities for boys to represent Moulsford through the choir and orchestra, sport, drama, maths challenges, business challenges and many more!

Holiday Clubs and Courses

At Moulsford we aim to support parents during school holidays by offering activities for children from Reception upwards during most school half terms, Easter and Summer holidays. Many of these courses are run by Moulsford staff and include DT, Drama, Cooking and Craft, Tennis, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Rugby, Hockey and Cricket.

We also offer up our outstanding facilities and extensive outdoor space to host various holiday clubs, run by Ultimate Activity Camps. These camps are for all children aged 4-14 years, who can take part in over 40 exciting sports, games, and creative activities each week.

What extra curricular activities do Moulsford offer?

The extra curricular activities on offer change every term, and at half term in the longer Autumn term. The river offers multiple water-based activities in the Summer term and first half of the Autumn, with kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding being ever popular. Other popular choices include ceramics, photography, fishing and climbing. Quirkiest are perhaps Parkour, the ever-popular Taskmaster, Spike Ball, Historical Re-enactments or Slack Lining. For the younger children we have options including Bikeability, Board Game Club, Music and Movement, Playball, Golf or Drama

What are the most popular after school activities?

There really is something for everyone but the river is always a big draw and in the Summer term, we will have over 100 children out on the river for activities each week.

What are the benefits of extracurricular activities?

Our Director of Activities is passionate about providing new and different opportunities for the children, which extend their sphere of experience and help them to develop new and different talents. We recently launched The Moulsford Award which works in tandem, encouraging pupils to choose a breadth of activities from each area of Healthy Living, Performance and the Arts, Community / Service, Self-Development and Adventure.

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