Queen Eleanor’s offers a wide range of extra-curricular clubs which are enjoyed by a great many of the pupils. We try to ensure that they run before, during and after school and at a reasonable cost so that all children have the opportunity to benefit from them. A full list for the term is given below.
Open to all: Clubs are open to all children, girls and boys, in all year groups, unless stated otherwise in the details.
Permission slips, commitment and notifying absence: All clubs require a permission slip to be returned before a child can attend. Once a permission slip is returned a child has made a commitment to attend the club for either half a term or a term (depending on the club). It is very important that the school knows if a child will not be attending a club for some reason and we ask that a parent (not the child) contacts the office to let them know. It is important that children remain committed to a club even if it is free of charge. These clubs are run by volunteers who are giving their time to the children and it is only right that the children respect this by attending regularly.
Permission slips are either sent out when a new club starts or they can be collected from the office. Once they have been filled in they can be given to the class teacher during morning registration.
Most clubs can be joined part way through a term if there are available spaces. To do this, first check availability with the office then return a permission slip.
Behaviour: As always, we expect the highest standard of behaviour from children attending clubs. If a child is behaving inappropriately and spoiling things for other participants, their parents will be contacted. If the behaviour continues the child will be asked to leave the club.
Lunchtime clubs: When a club runs during a lunchtime it may be necessary for a child to go into lunch early. If this is the case they simply go to the hall and tell the midday supervisor on duty that they have a lunchtime club.
Occasionally clubs run at the beginning of the lunchtime. In this case the child needs to go to the hatch and sign up for a late lunch, before they go to the club. A lunch will then be kept for them.
Cancellation of clubs: If we have to cancel a club before 3.15pm we will update our ticker on the website and send out a ParentPay communication informing you of the cancellation and asking that you telephone or email the school office to provide us with alternative end of day arrangements.
Extra curricular clubs available at Queen Eleanor’s in Autumn Term 2017:
After School Swimming
When?: After school swimming runs from Sep to Autumn half-term. It resumes towards the beginning of the Summer term and runs until the end of term. Each year group is allocated a day of the week. Children get changed as soon as school finishes, and will be out of the pool, changed and ready to go home at 4pm. Children should be picked up from the external door near Mr Day’s classroom, to the far left of the main school entrance.
Permission slips, Notifying Absence and Cost: Children can only attend if they return a signed permission slip and it is imperative that the office is notified if a child will not be attending after-school swimming for whatever reason. The cost of after school swimming is covered by the annual voluntary contribution for swimming paid by parents at the beginning of each school year. However if parents decided not to make that contribution then their child is not eligible for after school swimming.
Weather: After school swimming continues in most weather conditions although occasionally the teacher on duty will decide that the weather really isn’t suitable (for example when it is unduly cold or in a thunderstorm). Normal cancellation procedures will apply if the club is cancelled prior to 3.15pm. If the club is stopped mid session, the children will be supervised until 4pm by the teacher in charge.
Year 3 – Tuesdays
Year 4 – Thursdays
Years 5&6 – Fridays
Goggles: Following clarification from Surrey County Council I can now update our advice regarding the use of swimming goggles at school. Children can wear swimming goggles in the pool. Goggles must fit correctly and any adjustments must be made at home prior to them coming into school as Coach Anderson will not have time to do this during swimming sessions. All goggles must be named (I suggest using a permanent marker on the side of the goggles) and it is the responsibility of the children to look after their goggles at all times. Please note that Surrey County Council advice is that any child who wears contact lenses is unable to wear goggles at school.