The Link is the name for our out-of-school hours club, which opened in September 2019. Together with our breakfast club, the Link represents a great wraparound care offer to parents.
The benefits of wraparound care go further than simply providing children with a safe place to stay before or after school:
- For children, breakfast and out-of-school clubs provide the opportunity to pursue new interests and complete homework in a quiet, supportive environment
- For parents, wraparound care offers an affordable, reliable alternative to other childcare services
- In the classroom, research has proven that children who regularly take part in extra curricular activities develop better attention spans and confidence, making them more likely to take part in class.
With a limited number of places, the club offers a range of activities including outdoor play, board games, films, crafts, support with homework, computer games and chill out areas.
The Link runs from 3.15pm until 6.00pm. The price is £10.00 per session, which includes a light snack (sandwiches, toasties, fruit, crackers). Payments must be made in advance using School Money, our online payment system.
Please read the policy below and complete the registration form to register a place for your child at The Link.
Help with childcare costs
We are registered as a childcare provider with Tax-Free Childcare, a Government scheme which gives eligible families an extra 20% towards childcare costs including the fees for breakfast and after-school clubs. It has replaced the employer-supported Childcare Voucher scheme.
Childcare Voucher schemes are now closed to new entrants although parents who have already signed up can continue to use them. Please contact the school before making payments using childcare vouchers and we will enroll with your provider.
You can apply for help with your childcare costs through the GOV.UK website if you are claiming universal credit. The money is given to you after you have paid for the childcare and it has been provided for you. You will need to show evidence of your costs, including a letter from the school which we will provide on request.
Childcare Grant Payment Service
You may be eligible for help with childcare costs if you are a full-time higher education student. The grant does not need to be paid back and is on top of other student finance.