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Before/After School Clubs Can Improve Children's Education

Recent research undertaken by the Nuffield Foundation shows that participating in organised sports and joining after school clubs can help to improve the academic performance and social skills of primary school children.

The study of 6,400 children in England found that those who take part in organised sports and physical activities at the ages of 5, 7 and 11 are almost one and a half times more likely to reach a higher than expected level in their Key Stage 2 (KS2) maths test at the age of 11.

Disadvantaged children who attend after-school clubs also fare better than their peers who do not take part.

The researchers also discovered that children who participate in organised sports and physical activities at any time during primary school have better social, emotional and behavioural skills than those who do not take part.

This is also the case for disadvantaged children who attend an after-school club during primary school, compared with other poorer children who had never joined one.

Before/After School Clubs Can Improve Children's Education

Recent research undertaken by the Nuffield Foundation shows that participating in organised sports and joining after school clubs can help to improve the academic performance and social skills of primary school children. 

The study of 6,400 children in England found that those who take part in organised sports and physical activities at the ages of 5, 7 and 11 are almost one and a half times more likely to reach a higher than expected level in their Key Stage 2 (KS2) maths test at the age of 11. 

Disadvantaged children who attend after-school clubs also fare better than their peers who do not take part. 

The researchers also discovered that children who participate in organised sports and physical activities at any time during primary school have better social, emotional and behavioural skills than those who do not take part. 

This is also the case for disadvantaged children who attend an after-school club during primary school, compared with other poorer children who had never joined one.

Green = Club not run by Caistor Primary

All clubs are free to children in receipt of free school meals

Some clubs may be limited to space

Clubs may vary throughout the year and may be cancelled due to bad weather

School Club Timetable

Day

Before School

Location & Time

After School

Location & Time

Monday

Multi Sport and Activity Club

£3 per session

All ages

Hall

8am – 8.35am

A & M Street & Freestyle Dance

Prices vary. To be paid directly to A & M

All ages

 

Homework Club

£2 per session to be paid at the beginning of each term

Years 3-6 

Hall

Times vary - see

A & M letter

 

 

Maple Class

3.30pm-4.30pm

 

  

Tuesday

 

 

Martial Arts

to be paid directly to Samurai Hearts

All ages

 

Binca Sewing Club

£2 per session to be paid at the beginning of each term

Years 3-6

Hall

3.40pm – 4.30pm

 

 

 

Maple Class

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday

 

 

Irish Dancing

Prices vary. To be paid directly to Miss Lawrence

(waiting list)

All ages

 

 

 

Hall

Times vary – see Irish

Dancing letter

 

 

 

 

Thursday

Gym Club

Free of charge

Years 5-6

Hall

8.am-8.40pm

Indoor Games Club

£3 per session

Years 3 to 6

 

Choir

£2 per session to be paid at the beginning of each term

Year 1 to 6

 

Maths Club

Free of charge

Year 6

 

Hall

3.30pm-4.30pm

 

 

 

 

Oak Class

3.30pm-4.30pm

 

 

 

Maple Class

3.30pm-4.30pm

Friday

 

 

 

Football Club

£3 per session

Years 3 to 6

School Field/Hall

3.30pm-4.30pm