At Breaside we believe learning doesn’t have to just happen in the classroom.


At Breaside we believe learning doesn’t have to just happen in the classroom.

Clubs and Activities

We offer a wide range of clubs and activities that complement the school curriculum, which includes Tae Kwon-do, MFL Online, Art, Mandarin, Elocution (Speech and Drama), Cross Country, Netball Club, Homework Club, Munchkins Sports, United Nations Geography Club, Ipad Club, Lego Club, Young Voices, Yoga, Cookery Club, Film Club, Rugby Club, ICT Digital Leaders, CS Football Coaching, Ballet and many more.  Children across all of our Key Stages are encouraged to participate in all the clubs.

Holiday Club

Munchkins Multi-Sport Holiday Camps

With so many options to keep your children entertained during school holidays it becomes increasingly hard what to select to keep them happy.

Munchkin Sports holiday camps offer a wide variety of sports and activities sure to keep your children not only entertained, but also learning lots as well. Every day the children will have brand new experiences, make lots of new friends and of course have lots and lots of fun.

Your children will get to play Rugby, Football, Athletics, Netball/Basketball, Tennis, Cricket, Dance and many other fun team games. We also do lots of arts and crafts, which the children love! We do this not only because it’s fun, but also because it’s important that children rest in-between the sports.

Each camp will have on site every day a senior Munchkin Sports Manager and a fully qualified sports coaching team to ensure everything runs smoothly in a professional and safe environment. At all times a Paediatric first aider will be on site.

We offer various packages to suit your needs and work schedules as well as offering a sibling discount (for full week bookings). To find out more and to book please visit our website https://munchkinsports.com/multi-sport-holiday-camps1/holiday-camp-schedule/


We believe that learning does not just take place within the classroom and a variety of trips to places of interest are organised for each year group throughout the year. In Year 5, the pupils are offered the opportunity of taking part in an activities week in Dorset, where they can try a variety of outward-bound activities. The Year 6 trip to France gives our pupils the opportunity to practise their language skill as well as continue their outdoor pursuits.

For details of forthcoming trips and expeditions, have a look at our calendar.

Instrumental Lessons

Instrumental and Vocal Tuition at Breaside 

Over 180 students receive instrumental or vocal lessons each week at Breaside and we have a large team of experienced specialist music teachers. Lessons are either provided by staff from Bromley Youth Music Trust (known as BYMT) or by self-employed visiting music teachers.

What can students learn? 

We are currently able to offer individual lessons to pupils who are in Years 1-6 on the following instruments:  

Strings:           Violin, Viola, Cello

Woodwind:    Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Recorder

Fife, Toot, J-Sax, Dood are smaller versions of wind instruments that may be more suitable for beginners, and the teacher will advise.

Brass:              Trumpet, Cornet, Trombone, Baritone

Other:             Drum kit, Singing, Guitar, Piano

When and where will they have the lessons? 

Lessons take place during the school day.  Pupils come out of lessons to attend, but the timetable is worked out on a rotation basis so they do not miss the same lesson each week.

How much do lessons cost? 

£200 per term for individual 30 minute lessons

£133 per term for individual 20 minute lessons

£100 per term for individual 15 minute lessons

How do I pay? 

Once we have received your application/agreement forms, we will pass your details to one of our teachers and you will receive an invoice and other information from them.

Are there any instrumental/vocal lessons you would particularly recommend? 

All are as worthwhile as each other, but do bear in mind that orchestral instruments such as violin, cello, flute etc are ideal first instruments that can play together in ensembles, and so your child will be able to make music with their friends more quickly. For any instrument the most important thing is that your child attends lessons regularly and practises during the week. Just ten minutes a day can make all the difference to progress! 

What do I do about obtaining an instrument? 

If you are applying for piano lessons you will need a piano at home. Some children do start by learning on an electric keyboard, but this is quite a different instrument and progress in the long term will be hampered. If you decide to buy/hire an instrument please seek advice before doing so. We recommend hiring from the Music Hub at BYMT or Saunders Music. Please visit their websites for further information: BYMT https://musichubsales.org.uk 07768 312270 and Saunders Music http://www.saundersmusic.co.uk 01732 740755

We are also in the process of buying some high quality smaller sized melody instruments for beginners that you can rent from school. Please contact Mrs Eastwood for details.

How do I apply for music lessons? 

Simply fill in the online form below and return it to Mrs Eastwood at chrissy.eastwood@breaside.co.uk

 When do lessons start? 

The first set of 10 (out of 30) lessons commence in September. It is possible to apply for lessons at any point in the school year, however we often have a waiting list therefore children may have to wait until a slot becomes available.

What happens if we want to stop music lessons? 

You need to email/write to Mrs Eastwood and the instrumental teacher by half term.  Lessons can only stop at the end of a set of 10 – not part way through.

Will learning an instrument help my child’s education? 

Yes, we believe so.  There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that children learning an instrument not only improve their social and practical skills, but their progress and achievement in other subjects increases as they develop their listening, comprehension and reading skills.

If you wish to proceed with an application then please fill in this online form – https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=gtzSBu1vO02SGDfTT7BAW_XwKjXnWVxIi7BQhxLbzrhUNVJMT1FKSERJN1NBUk9VUFVVVVNZVlhJRy4u

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