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.
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.
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: 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.
Before School Club
This club was established in October 2011. It offers a service to parents who find it useful to be able to drop children off earlier than usual at school. The club is run by a non-teaching member of staff from the school.
When?: Children can be escorted into the club anytime after 7.45am. Children cannot be taken any earlier than 7.45am. The club finishes at 8.35am when the school gates open for all children.
Cost and Payment: The cost of BSC is a flat rate of £2.50 a day, regardless of how late a child arrives. Payment for BSC can be made in advance to the school office, via ParentPay (please note there is a £10.00 minimum for paying this way) or on the day to the adult taking the club. A child cannot attend BSC if a payment hasn’t been made in advance or on the day.
Booking: You can book your child into BSC up to 24 hours before they attend. The cut off point for booking your child in will be the beginning of school (9.00am) on the previous day. For example, if you wanted to book a slot for Wednesday morning, you would need to let us know by 9.00am on Tuesday. Due to staffing considerations, we would not be able to accept children ‘on the day’ as we could not ensure there is an appropriate adult-child ratio. The office can also give you a booking form which allows you to book particular sessions for a whole term.
Activities: Children will be able to take part in a variety of activities including board games, reading activities, work challenges and DVDs.
Is breakfast included?: Breakfast is not included but children are welcome to bring in their own snacks from home.
After School Care
There is an after school provision on the QE site which is privately run by Hoptune. The organisation operates within the grounds of Queen Eleanor’s Junior School but is a completely separate organisation and is not endorsed by the school.
All enquiries regarding this provision should be made to Fiona Barnes-Green using the contact details below.
01483 570019 or 07990581690