1st September 2017
We now have our own breakfast and after school club called Sophie's which is situated in our school building. Staff who previously worked at Chill Out in the Children's Centre building, Tracy and Marie, are now members of school staff and they will continue to run the club.
The club is called Sophie's after our RSCJ founder St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.
The breakfast club will start at 7.45am until 8.45 and is £3.50 per session which includes breakfast. The children go straight into their classes at 8.45am.
The after school club will run from 3.15 until 5.45pm. This club can be split into two sessions
Until 4pm £5 per session
After 4pm until 5.45pm £8 for both sessions
Bookings can be made by contacting the school office, we encourage all parents to inform us in advance of the sessions.
If you do not wish to take advantage of the service, we respectfully ask that you pick your children up from school on time from their allocated exits, usually the classroom doors.
Towards the end of last year, we were increasingly finding children were not being picked up from school at 3.15pm, although this has greatly improved since September. We do appreciate that unforeseen circumstances mean that parents are sometimes late picking up their children; this is understandable and infrequent for the vast majority of families. However, many children are sitting waiting, sometimes for older sisters to collect them from the High School. The reality of this means that a number of children are regularly not picked up until after 3.30pm, which presents us with a number of serious safeguarding issues.
From September 2017, at the end of the school day, children who are not picked up by 3.20pm will automatically be looked after by our after school club staff at Sophie's and a charge of £5 will be issued for each child for each day they attend. This will enable us to look after the children safely with appropriate staffing ratios. Children who are not picked up on time will no longer be allowed to wait in the school entrance area.
We hope that this arrangement will alleviate the pressure to pick children up by 3.15pm by giving you the flexibility to pay for childcare up the 4pm or 5.45pm if required. We are well aware of the demands of family and work life and are keen to support families in this area.