We understand that pupils arrive at school with varied experiences. Through this layer of the curriculum, we provide pupils with a wide variety of experiences to develop their interests. These experiences are designed to deepen their understanding of the world.

Pupils are taught the importance of charity and inclusion and that their opinions and contributions are valued; this is evident in academy council. Our pupils are involved in democratic processes to vote in the Head Boy and Head Girl, as well as the academy council and school buddies.

Forest Schools

We have had the opportunity to work with Get Out More and Bradford Forest Schools to introduce all our children to the wonders of Forest Schools. From Den Making to Elder Jewellery to Fire Making and Marshmallow Toasting, children have been experiencing all that the outdoors has to offer.

Year 2 Wonderful Willow Wands

Year 3 Homemade Hedgehogs

Year 4 Wood Cookies


In November 2021, Year 6 took part in Bikeability Level 1 and 2 training. The children really enjoyed the sessions as well developing some important skills.

Musical Instrument Tuition

Every child at Southmere will learn a range of musical instruments. Each year group studies a new instrument each year. In Year 1-Drums, Year 2-Recorder, Year 3-Ukelele, Year 4-Guitar, Year 5-Clarinet, Year 6-Trumpet. Instrument tuition is provided by Bradford Music Education Hub Home – Bradford Music Education Hub (bradfordmusiconline.co.uk)

Breakfast Club

We offer a free Breakfast Club 5 days a week from 8.00am until 8.30am. The Breakfast Club is run in partnership with Magic Breakfast. Children have access to a free breakfast including cereal and toasted bagels. There are also games and activities to get involved with, a great start to the school day.

Magic Breakfast in partnership with Marcus Rashford Book Club have also provided books to our Year 5 children for the past 2 years. ‘A Dinosaur Ate My Sister’ by Pooja Puri went to Year 5 this year and ‘Silas and the Marvellous Misfits’ by Tom Percival was gratefully received last year.

After School Clubs

We offer a range of after school clubs in partnership with Sports UK. These include; Multi-Sports, Tag Rugby, Table Tennis and many more.

Family Enrichment

During Easter 2021 and Summer 2021 we were lucky enough to secure funding to provide Family Fun Sessions. With thanks to Inn Churches who ran cooking classes using some of Jamie Oliver’s recipes and Bradford Bulls who also came along and involved our families in game in he Main Hall.