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Happy Days

On this page, you can find information about the school's after-school and holiday club, Happy Days...

Manager: Mrs Liz McDonald Tel: 07971 946 760

Opening time: 3.25pm - 5.45pm (term time)

8am- 5.45pm (holiday time)

Cost: £7 per session

Happy Days strives to provide the best after school care for your children by building relationships with each child to ensure that they are happy, content and comfortable within the club. The club is an integral part of the school. The club aims to:


  • Provide a high standard of child care for children attending the school
  • To use the principles and practice of EYFS guidance to support both care and learning
  • Value play work
  • Work in partnership with parents
  • Always seek to improve the provision and quality of the 'wrap around' service 

What we do...


The club is stationed in our own classroom which is accessed from inside the new build or from the playing field through our classroom door.


Once children have been registered into the club they are able to free play, this may be outdoors or indoors. Children in the club take advantage of the great outdoor provision and playing in our outdoor cage ie football, dodgeball or whatever the children decide. They love to unwind by playing outdoors and taking part in outdoor activities.


Children may also choose to play indoors with our wide range of resources including games, computers, table football, arts and crafts, table tennis and much much more.


Children have the opportunity to take part in a adult lead activity every session.


All reception children are still planned under the EYFS framework for activities in the club. We understand that children enjoy being active but we also take into consideration that children need time after school to unwind

Food and drink...


Being part of a healthy school we take healthy eating very seriously in the after school club. Throughout the week children will enjoy a range of healthy snacks. Below is a small list of the varied snacks that we provide for the children.


  • Wraps with salad
  • Carrot/ cucumber sticks with dips
  • Fruit salads and kebabs
  • Sandwiches
  • Pasta

Staff in the club encourage children to take part in the preparation of their own snack as much as they can. Children really enjoy taking part in this and it has be found that children are more enthusiastic to try healthier foods that they are unfamiliar with.

Our staff...


It is important to us that the staff that work in the after school club are well known to both parents and children, please feel free to have a chat to any of us.  As well as our manager, Liz MacDonald- Mrs Lee, Mrs Barnes, Mrs Sumner, Miss Brindle, Miss Stanley, Mrs Brindle, Mrs Hicks, Miss Cook and Miss Gallagher are familiar and friendly faces to the children.


Making a booking...

Details on how to book a place in Happy Days can be found by clicking on the link below.

Booking a place in Happy Days couldn't be easier - just follow the link below to our on-line booking system: