Throughout the school year, there are lots of opportunities for children to join a variety of clubs.

After-school clubs are provided by a combination of staff and external companies. Ā A small fee is charged for some clubs.

Over the course of the year, the following clubs are available:

Wellbeing Club

Mrs Silvanus will be trialing a new wellbeing after school club in Autumn term. Children will take part in mindfulnessactivities, including meditation, guided visualisations and mindful crafts to build self-belief, positivity, resilience and creativity. The club will run on Tuesday evenings. The club is open to Key Stage 2 pupils and due to the nature of the club, numbers will be limited to 15. There will be a form sent out in early Autumn term to register interest. Pupils selected will need to be collected by an adult at 4:30. If the club is successful, Mrs Silvanus hopes to run it throughout the year.


Recorder clubs run for each year group in KS2 and are held on a lunchtime. The
children learn to play an instrument, read music and perform as part of an ensemble.
More information can be obtained from the school office or Miss Middleton.


Mortimer Primary has a very successful school choir. They have performed at Durham Cathedral and are often asked to perform for groups within the local community. The choir is open to children from Year 3 upwards and meets each Tuesday from 3:30pm ā€“ 4:30pm. Please contact the school office or Miss Middleton for further information.

Science Club

A small group of children are invited to take part in fun, interactive science activities over lunchtime. This is usually in the Spring Term for Year 3 children.

Sewing Club

Children who are in Key Stage 2 will have opportunities each half term to join Mortimer’s very own Sewing Club. Children who take part will make a whole host of handmade items ranging from hand-stitched stuffed toys to cushions and bunting created using sewing machines. It is always a delight to see the children’s creativity come to life.

Performing Arts Club

In Performing Arts club, we learn skills in all three disciplines: singing, acting and
dance. This club is excellent for building confidence and self-belief, as well as being
so much fun! Performing Arts club runs every Thursday, after school, 15:30-16:30
and is open to all children in KS2.

Wake Up! Shake Up!

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Wake up! Shake up! is a before school exercise class for children year 1 upwards, sibling links from reception may also attend with their brothers and sisters.

It is specially designed exercise program that is said to get children ready to work and learn.

Sessions are held on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 8:30 am, children meet outside the main entrance to the school. At the end of the session the KS1 children go straight to their classes and the KS2 children line up in the yard ready for the start of the school day. Children may attend whenever they wish and as often as they wish.



High 5 Netball

High 5 netball is a very popular game designed specifically for young players in Years 5 and 6. Netball try-outs will be in the Summer term of Year 4 before the children enter Year 5. Following this, practice will take place each Wednesday night between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

Football at Mortimer

Mortimer Primary has a number of mixed and girls football teams. Trials are held in the Autumn term and practices are held after school.

We also have a before school football skills club with a coach open to all Key Stage 2 pupils. Coaching is avaialble Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for specific groups. Information is emailed at the start of every term explaining to parents how they can sign up for a space.

For more information contact Mrs Stelling.

Cricket at Mortimer

Cricket trials and practices are generally held during the spring and summer term. As a school we participate in most South Tyneside School Partnership Events and try to offer opportunities to as many pupils as we can.

Mortimer Primary has excellent links with South Shields Cricket Club and Durham Cricket Club and often hold clubs at various times throughout the year targetted at ages from Y1 upwards.

Start 2 Finish Athletics

Start 2 Finish is a local athletics company who provide after school clubs for KS1 and KS2 children. Please watch your emails for information of how to sign up and join at the start of every term.

If you wish to join up mid-term, please contact the school office.