The Spinney Children's Centre

After School


Proposal to close our after school club


It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to inform you that we , with the agreement of the governors of Guildford Grove/The Spinney and the trustees of GEP academies, are proposing to close our after school provision at the end of the summer term 2018.

This has been a difficult decision and it is not one that has been taken lightly. Unfortunately the number of pupils attending our after school provision have gradually fallen since 2016 and have now reached significantly low levels. This means that the amount of money it takes to run the provision far exceeds the amount we receive in payments from parents. The provision is now running at a significant loss and the deficit is continuing to grow. The after school club is not sustainable and therefore we face no other option but to explore the possibilty of closure.

We are currently entering a period of consultation with affected staff and will be writing to you by the end of the half term to confirm the decision made following the consultation.

The Children’s Centre will be available to support and to signpost parents to alternative provision available in the local area should our after school club close.