Bishop Chavasse Primary School provides excellent pastoral care and enrichment opportunities. These range from opportunities to enhance thinking skills within a variety of contexts to additional ‘keeping up’ opportunities in mathematics and English. As the school grows with each new cohort, we will develop the range and number of clubs and activities on offer.
We are thrilled to be able to provide full wrap around care during the school term. This provision is for children from Year R upwards. Currently we have 88% of our pupils attending at least one or more provision each week. Therefore due to this popularity, we offer places on a first come, first served basis. Whilst we guarantee parents a place in one club each day if requested, we cannot guarantee that it will be their first choice if it is not requested promptly.
We want to make the most of activities, both integrated into the curriculum, and beyond it. Throughout the Early Years these are embedded through a range of opportunities, including ‘Plan, Do and Review’, creative play, ‘Messy Church’, Forest Schools, role play, visits and enrichment activities. As our children progress into Key Stages 1 and 2, these are then further enhanced through drama, public speaking, poetry recital and debating to enable them to become confident in speaking and listening.
Breakfast club runs from 7:30am to 8:30am every day. Breakfast club is provided by school staff and food is provided by Nourish and served by our chef Dan. Food is served up until 8am. The children enjoy a healthy breakfast consisting of cereal, toast, yogurt, fruit and milk or water.
Bishop Chavasse School is committed to ensuring that all children enjoy a healthy breakfast. Providing children with a good start to the day helps children focus on their learning and aids their concentration during morning lessons.
During this session the children enjoy spending a social time together, playing games, drawing and talking with their friends.
The cost of attending breakfast club from September is £3.50. Children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium may attend breakfast club for free each day.
Children may attend breakfast club every day, a range of days or just one day a week. We ask that parents notify the school office by Sunday afternoon in order to reserve your child’s place at breakfast club for the following week. We have 30 spaces at breakfast club each day, which is enough to accommodate both Year R and Year 1 requirements.
Breakfast club is available from the first day of the school year for all pupils, including reception pupils.
Enrichment Clubs 3:15pm – 4:30pm
At Bishop Chavasse, as well as providing the children with a high quality curriculum and fantastic teaching, we know it is also important for the children to have the opportunity to take part in additional activities at different times of the school day and school year to enrich their lives further. Our aim is provide a variety of experiences which they can enjoy and most importantly continue to equip them with the skills they need for their future.
Enrichment Sessions are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Parents need to sign their child up for the full terms enrichment for that club, in order that pupils gain the most from these sessions. If your child misses any of the enrichment sessions parents will still be charged for the full terms sessions.
We offer full wrap around care for all children, including Year R pupils, from their first day of school. We have doubled the number of clubs available each day form September 2018, in order that there is sufficient availability for both Year R and Year 1 pupils wishing to attend.
All children will be dismissed from after school enrichment clubs to the playground at 4:30pm.
Children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium may attend one set of enrichment each term (e.g. 6 weeks of multi-sport) for free, providing there is space within this Enrichment. This does not include Les Puces.
Individual enrichment clubs are subject to change at the end of the Autumn term if there are an insufficient number of pupils attending.
After School Club 4:30pm - 5pm or 4:30pm - 6pm
Afterschool club is run daily and is run by members of the school staff. You child may attend:
Between 4:30pm – 5pm where they will receive a high tea meal consisting of a sandwich, piece of fruit, yogurt and biscuit plus a drink of water. The cost of attending until 5pm is £5 per session which covers the cost of attending this provision and the high tea.
Between 5pm - 6pm where they will receive a high tea meal consisting of a sandwich, piece of fruit, yogurt and biscuit plus a drink of water. We encourage healthy eating during after school club and fresh water and milk is always available as part of our high tea.
The children will then have the opportunity to play with their friends in a relaxed atmosphere, taking part in a range of activities from arts & crafts, Lego, Knex, puzzles, DVD Nights, Group Games, Outdoor Play, Dolls, Cars, Role Play, Board Games, Football, scooters, and use of outside play equipment. We take part in lots of activities. We enjoy playing with our friends or spending time in a quiet area with cosy cushions if we want to chill out.
The cost of attending until 6pm is £7.50 per session which covers the cost of the high tea and the longer session. Your child may attend all, some or one session per week. Children may be collected at any time between 5pm and 6pm.
We ask that you notify the school office by Sunday at the very latest of your weekly requirement, in order that the correct numbers of high tea meals can be ordered. If we have not received your requirements by Sunday then we cannot guarantee that your child will receive high tea as we have to order this in.