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After School Club

After School Care Club

St Stephen’s School After School Care Club (ASC) aims to provide pupils of all ages with a safe and fun place to end their school day.

The club is informal and friendly. The club provides for both, quiet space (for reading, etc.) and a free play area, as well as more structured activities. Play, rather than education, is at the heart of the club.

There are two timing slots available:

ASC Early – 3:20pm-4:30pm

ASC Late – 3:20pm – 6pm

Any Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children booked into our ASC in the hall will be taken to the hall where they will be handed over to a member of the staff team. Children in Years 3 to 6 will be allowed to walk through the school to the club. The club starts with a register, so all children are quickly accounted for. 

Parents arriving to collect their child from ASC should go to the external hall door, accessible by the gate nearest the rectory.


ASC Early (3:20-4:30pm) is £5.25 per session, which includes a choice of snacks and fun activities.

ASC Late (3:20-6:00pm) is £10.50 per session, which includes a choice of snacks and fun activities. 

ASC Late Only (4:30-6pm) is £5.25 per session, which includes a choice of snack and fun activities. 

Registering with ASC

Bookings can only be accepted for children who have activated iPAL accounts. 


Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. We use a system called iPAL and families can book sessions up to one full term in advance. A waiting list is on offer should a session be fully booked. Payment is required at the time of booking.


It is vital you inform us if your child is not attending the club, including through illness.


If you wish to cancel a session please do so as soon as you can, so that the places can be given to other children. 


All members of staff are DBS-checked and hold appropriate qualifications in first aid, food hygiene, child and play work. 


We aim for each child to be happy and comfortable at ASC.  Any information relevant to a particular day can be discussed briefly at pick-off. If you have any more detailed issues that you would like to discuss with club staff, then you can arrange a mutually convenient time for a telephone call or short meeting outside of club operation times.

As you will appreciate, the ASC staff team have several children to look after and cannot pass individual messages on to class teachers. If there is something that the class teacher needs to know, then please email or phone the school office.