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ACERs (After School Provision) and Breakfast Club


Our breakfast club runs daily at Southwood School, offering a choice of breakfast options (cereals, toast, juice, milk).  We provide a range of activities for the children to keep them occupied until the start of the school day.

Children are able to come into school from 8am at the earliest through the main front door and should be in school no later than 8.20am, so they have enough time to have their breakfast.  

Breakfast Club costs £1.20 per day, paid on the day, or in advance if you prefer.  Children from Downs Barn and Germander Park are taken to their respective schools before the start of the school day on the school minibus.

For those with children at Downs Barn or Germander Park, please can we ask that you book in advance through the school office and advise the day/days that your child will be attending breakfast club. This is particularly important as we need to staff accordingly for the transportation. For children at Southwood there is no need to pre-book, children can turn up as and when you require. 

Please complete a registration form for your child so we ensure we have up to date contact, medical and dietary information.

ACERS (After School Provision)

Acers provides after school care for children from nursery age through to year 6 on the premises of Southwood School. All our staff are trained to the required level and hold Paediatric or Basic First Aid qualifications. Children travel from Downs Barn/Germander Park Schools to Southwood School on the school minibus (or walking bus on Thursdays).

A variety of activities are available during sessions, catering for the variety of ages, e.g., art and craft, books and magazines, ipads, board games, outdoor games and activities, films etc. A quiet area is also available for children to do their homework.  A healthy snack and drink is provided between 4.00-4.30pm, such as toast, fruit, yoghurt, juice, milk etc. Your registration form gives us information about any food allergies. Snacks served comply with the Government’s School Food Standards, and our staff have received food hygiene training.

Payment will be invoiced weekly, to be paid within 7 days.

Snack session to 4.30pm

£4.50 per session

Collection between 4.30-5.00pm

£5.50 per session

Collection between 5.00-5.30pm

 £6.50 per session


Please note there is a late collection charge of £10.00 after 5.30pm.



If you think you might be interested in using Acers at any time, please complete the registration form, read and sign the Code of Conduct and return both documents to school as soon as possible. Please note, children will not be able to attend Acers without these first being returned to school.

Session booking

All sessions must be booked using the weekly ParentMail Booking form or at least 24 hours in advance by calling the school office. This is to ensure adequate staffing and the safety of all children in our care.  We require at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation.  Any cancellations within 24 hours will be charged at £4.50 per child.