St Mary's Thornbury Out Of School Club - UPDATE: Breakfast and after school clubs will reopen as usual from 8th March 2021 - we remain in the school hall with collection from the side gate, through the car park.
The third addition to OOSC, this club opened on June 6th 2011 After School. Breakfast Club opened Monday to Friday mornings from October 2011. In November 2015 it was rated Outstanding by Ofsted and in January 2020 the club continued to receive the highest grade Ofsted can award out of school clubs (since September 2019): Met, with no actions.
We are delighted with the feedback we received from the inspector about the quality of care we provide. On feedback to the team, the inspector commented that the report would represent the most positive comments she was allowed to write! Below are some of the many extremely positive comments in the report:
‘Children develop excellent relationships with each other and staff. They are extremely happy and settled and learn to respect each other highly.’
‘Children learn to be very independent’.
‘Children of differing ages play very harmoniously together’
‘Children eagerly play outside where they safely challenge their physical skills and develop their balance and coordination using a wide variety of equipment ’
‘Staff help children develop an excellent understanding of the world they live in’
‘Staff support children’s keen interests’
‘The owner is ambitious to ensure that every aspect of the club is of high-quality and benefits children, (she) understands the need to regularly evaluate the provision (and) uses robust procedures to ensure the suitability of staff working with children’
‘Staff prioritise children’s safety and provide a welcoming environment to help children to feel secure’
‘Staff treat children with kindness and respect and are excellent role models’
‘Children behave very well’ and ‘learn to take responsibility’.
Such was the quality of the feedback it merited reporting in the local press! Click here to see the article in the Thornbury Voice.
After School Club
ST MARY'S THORNBURY AFTER SCHOOL CLUB Ofsted Reg: EY423118 - please note we are currently running from the school hall
The Key Stage One Technology Room, St Mary's C of E Primary School, Thornbury BS35 1HJ
Staff team: Teresa, Jen, Viv, Ali, Jackie, Freda, Freya, Megan, Lizzie
Monday - Friday 3:20pm - 6:00pm, term time.
ST MARY'S THORNBURY CLUB HOURS MOBILE: 07935 754735
Children come straight to the club in the Technology room at 3.20pm. They are registered by our club staff then can choose to play or to eat a healthy snack such as wraps, toast and fruit. Children in the Reception Class are collected by a staff member or escorted to the club by their teacher. They can choose to eat any time between 3.20pm and 4pm. There is a range of craft, play and role-play equipment available and a large selection of outdoor activities as well as a relaxation area in the Library area with TV, DVD and Wii. Cooking and craft activities are included in the session fee - pop in and visit after school any time and see many happy children!