At Southern Road Primary School, we offer on-site breakfast and after-school clubs, we support busy working parents while extending social and learning opportunities for your pupils. Our dedicated, qualified supervision staff ensure the children have the best possible experience and enjoy the various activities and games on offer.
Southern Road Primary School offers free breakfast and after-school clubs to working parents when their child is in Reception.
Good quality wraparound childcare has a positive impact on children’s outcomes. Research by NatCen shows that participating in organised sports and joining after school clubs can help to improve primary school children’s academic performance and social skills.
Among disadvantaged children, those who attended after school clubs fared better than their peers who did not take part in such groups. They achieved on average, a 2 point higher total score in their KS2 assessments in English, maths and science at the end of primary school.
Research also shows that children who participated in organised sports and physical activities at any time during primary school had better social, emotional and behavioural skills than those who did not take part. The findings took into account background factors such as child gender, ethnicity, age and family structure, as well as parental income and occupational class. (Out of school activities during primary school and KS2 attainment; Jenny Chanfreau et al. Centre for Longitudinal Studies Working paper 2016/1 http://www.natcen.ac.uk/news-media/pressreleases/2016/april/out-of-school-activities-improve-children%e2%80%99s-educational-attainment,-studyreveals/)
After-school clubs (Smart Club)
Club operates term time only, Monday to Friday (closed on school INSET days & Bank Holidays).
Typical timing: End of school day to 5.15pm
Price: £6 per day (Discount for siblings). Free for working parents when their child is in Reception.
Our SMART clubs are designed to function as a ‘pause point’ that concludes the school day. Sessions vary daily and include a healthy snack and range of indoor/outdoor activities as well as ‘quiet time’ when children can do homework or read if they wish. We encourage all children to participate in some physical activity. These activities are inclusive and aim to keep them active through play. This improves social skills, self-esteem, balance, coordination, and wellbeing.
Breakfast club operates term time only, Monday to Friday (closed on school INSET days & Bank Holidays).
Typical timing: 07.30– 08.50
Price: £3 per day. Free for working parents when their child is in Reception.
Evidence shows that a dose of physical activity before school helps to engage children’s minds and prepare them for the day ahead. Our breakfast clubs offer mentally and physically stimulating activities which sharpen and focus the mind while waking up the body.
All breakfast clubs include a healthy and nutritious breakfast, including food that is low in added sugar and rich in proteins and fibre, helping to extend attention span, concentration, and memory. Research has shown that children who have a healthy breakfast achieve more at school – make sure your child doesn’t miss out!
To register for wrap-around childcare please email the school firstname.lastname@example.org Please read our terms and condition below.
Wrap around child care terms and condition.
All bookings are subject to availability.
All sessions needs to be booked and paid in advance using the school online communication app, Parent mail. The person making the booking accepts the booking conditions on behalf of the account holder. We ask that parents please book the sessions as far in advance as possible, bookings can be made up to 8 weeks in advance. Last minute bookings can be made up to 48 hours in advance of the session. After this, bookings can only be made by ringing school office and speaking to a member of staff. We cannot guarantee that messages left on the answer phone will be collected on the same day.
There is a high expectation that children attending the Wrap Around Care will be well behaved and follow the school rules, in line with the School’s Behaviour Policy. All school policies will apply to the wrap around care service.
Cancellation Notice, Amendments and Charges:
It is the account holder’s responsibility to cancel sessions. Cancellations need to be made by ringing the school office and speaking to a member of staff. It is the parents’ responsibility to inform the school, if their child is attending after school club by completing the booking on the school online communication app Parent mail. Any booked sessions which are not attended are still charged unless 2 working days cancellation notice is given. All bookings must be made prior to arriving at the club. If you arrive at the club and have not booked your child will not be accepted until a booking is made. Please note Having an overdue balance may lead to the termination of your child’s place within the club. For Breakfast and After School clubs we are not able to swap sessions.
Safeguarding and Welfare:
- We are committed to safeguarding all the children in our care from harm and abuse.
- If your child does not arrive at a booked After School Club session and we have not been advised of their non-attendance by you the parent, we will begin our Missing Child Procedure.
- Southern Road Primary School is obligated to report any suspected child abuse or neglect to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
- Medication: Information about Medication will be shared with the Wrap Around Care Co-Ordinator by the school.
- The Wrap Around Care Co-ordinator cannot administer medication.
- Children can only be collected by an adult over the age of 18 who has been authorised to collect them which is done by the parent adding names on their account as a collector. Please do this by emailing the school office.
- If Southern Road Primary School is forced to close due to an external factor such as bad weather, infectious or contagious disease outbreak, power cut, teacher strike or other industrial action, by order of Local Authority or Environmental Health, parents will still be liable for fees incurred during the closure. If the school is closed for more than one day no fees will be charged.