Extended Day

Aside from our normal core day here at Prior Weston, we offer extended sessions and activities to help our families as much as we can.  Learning doesn’t simply take place between 9am and 3.25pm, the services we offer to extend your children’s day provide great opportunities for additional learning.

Early Birds

To start the day for children and give our busy parents peace of mind, we offer a fantastic breakfast club, which is open, from 8am, to children from Reception to Year 6. Your child can get involved with crafts, art, sports or games, in addition to eating a healthy breakfast to ready themselves for school at 8.45am.  The cut off time for breakfast is 8.35am and last drop offs are at 8.40am to give the children enough time to prepare for the busy day ahead.

If you have an emergency situation and you need your child to attend our breakfast club at short notice, we are very happy to allocate you a space.  Just speak to our reception team on campus.

Morning Movers

Morning movers (MM) run in the mornings from 8.30 to 8.55am on Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays for those children who want a little more activity after breakfast.  The groups are a mix of children from Early Birds and others who come specifically for the rounders, cricket or dance sessions which are led by our PE Specialist Katy Moore.  Children need to be on time for these energy boosting sessions because they only last for 25 minutes.

After School Clubs

Our range of after school clubs offers extra-curricular activities where children can go beyond the academic boundaries of a normal school day and discover their hidden talents. It is the perfect way to expand your child’s interests and teach them new skills.

Our clubs give students the chance to discover new opportunities while continually boosting their natural curiosity for learning.  They promote the social aspects of learning through a variety of different activities such as football, Mathletics, Chess and Dance.

The opportunities for peer to peer learning are ever present at clubs, particularly with the pupil led, The Masketeers Club, facilitated by Eva.  Open to years 1 to 3, this mask making club provides a creative space for the children to develop their own individual styles and express their unique personalities.

Please see clubs list for more information and do not hesitate to ask us at reception.

Our clubs are open to children in years 1 to 6 and start at 3.45pm ending at 4.45pm ready for pick up at 4.50pm from our sports hall via the Whitecross Street entrance.  Sports clubs require registration on ParentMail* every half term, whereas the rest of our clubs only need to be registered for every term when the rotation takes place.

Night Owls

Night Owl’s is our after school provision for children whose parents are unable to make the usual 3.25pm pick up. We have a bustling range of exciting, focused and also less structured activities for the Night Owls to take part in. The sessions run from 3.30pm till 6p.m. with pick up any time before 6pm, although snack time is at 4:45 so we would hate for them to miss out on that!

You will need a ParentMail account to pre-register for Night Owls. It is quick and easy and allows you to select all the days you need. If you need an emergency booking just contact our reception as soon as you can.

As advised in issue 15 of the school newsletter, 28th April:

If you have not collected your child by 3.45pm your child will automatically be put into Emergency Night Owls which currently incurs a £9.00 fee. Late collection from Night Owls will also result in a fee of £15 for late pick up between 6pm and 6:15pm and £30 between 6:15pm and 6:30pm. An additional £15 will be added for any 15 minute intervals beyond this.

Extended Day Type

Normal Cost

Emergency

Full day 8am - 6pm

Shorter day - 10am - 4pm

Breakfast Club

£2

£3

 

 

Night Owls

£10

£12

 

 

Holiday Play Scheme

 

 

£25

£20*

*To register, keep up to date and book all of our Extended Day activities please sign up to ParentMail. It is an easy to use app (for Android and Apple) that allows you to communicate with us from home. You can even complete and view your pending payments, which means we are all kept up to date very easily.

Holiday Play scheme

During the school holidays we offer a play scheme where children, from reception upwards are very welcome to join us.  These take place every half term (apart from the Christmas holidays and 3 weeks during the summer holidays) and can be booked by completing the application form and handing it in at the school reception.  If you do not have a printer, just pop into the school where we have plenty of copies at reception!

The action packed days run from 8am till 6pm and offer children lunch and afternoon snacks. They have the chance to engage in sport, games, art and many more activities. The children on the play scheme often go off campus on trips to the Finsbury Leisure Centre or local gardens to explore their surroundings.

May Half Term Holiday Playscheme Booking Form

Rights to request wraparound / holiday childcare

The Government wants to help parents to work, or work for longer, by making more quality childcare available during the week and school holidays. So from September 2016, parents of children at school from Reception up to the end of Key Stage 3 will have a ‘right to request’ that the school provides wraparound and holiday childcare. Childcare providers will also have a ‘right to request’ that they provide the childcare.

Rights to request wraparound / holiday childcare

"Pupils from different cultural and religious backgrounds get on very well together and appreciate the harmonious and tolerant climate created in the school."

- Ofsted (October 2013)