Extra-Curricular Activities

We pride ourselves on the number and breadth of clubs and activities that we offer here at TPDC. Here is a list of clubs and after school activities on offer throughout the year, to give you an idea of the variation we offer. There is something for everyone!

Please note that some of these clubs will run all year round, whereas some are more seasonal. We have clubs during lunchtime break-times, after school, as well as private lessons throughout the day in the case of LAMDA. Some clubs have an additional cost and will be shown with a (£). There are a few clubs offered to Pre-Prep, these are marked (PP). All others are for Main Prep.

  • Archery
  • Art
  • Bugs (£) (PP)
  • Burton Albion Community Trust football (£)
  • Chess
  • Cookery (£) (MP/PP)
  • Dance (£)
  • Dance (£) (MP/PP)
  • French
  • Golf
  • In House Cricket
  • Circuit Training (NEW)
  • In House Football
  • In House Rugby
  • Indoor Climbing wall
  • LAMDA (£)
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor adventure
  • Police Cadets
  • Table tennis
  • Teddy Tennis (£) (PP)
  • Tennis (£)
  • Wildlife
  • Water Polo (NEW)


The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) began offering speech examinations to the public in the 1880’s and Mrs Hettie Beetham has been teaching pupils at DCPS for over twelve years.  Examinations in speaking of verse and prose take place in school every term and offer a comprehensive system of performance evaluation.  LAMDA tuition seeks to improve standards in communication and foster an appreciation of literature and drama. LAMDA examinations are designed to unlock imagination, refine technical artistry and ultimately equip learners with a range of skills that will serve them throughout life.  EYFS lessons involve speaking and listening activities through storybooks while pupils in Year One and above have the opportunity to work toward graded public speaking examinations.  Mrs Henderson joined the team recently and Mrs Beetham recently qualified as a LAMDA examiner.

The Police Cadet

The Police Cadet course is run by the local Staffordshire Constabulary. It is a 6 week course, at the end of which, the children will be presented with a certificate, t-shirt, badge and cap. The sessions cover the following:- good behaviour, road safety, school security, crime scene, internet safety and antisocial behaviour.

Music Groups

In addition to the above we also have several music groups including String Group, Choir (audition only) and Wind Band which take place during lunch break.