Welcome to The Ark at Avanti Out of School Club and Holiday Club

Providing before and after school care and a holiday club at the Avanti Hall School.

Out of School Club

The Out of School Club runs term times 7.45-8:45am for breakfast club and in the afternoons 3.30pm (3.45pm for children in Class 1 up) to 6pm. The manager of our Out of School Club is Sharon Parrott. Please contact Sharonp@exwickark.co.uk or admin@exwickark.co.uk for more details

Holiday Club

Our popular Holiday club is run from Avanti Hall School 8am to 6pm during normal school holidays. We do not operate from 25th December to 1st January each year.

Holiday clubs are activity based, including lots of out door play in the beautiful school grounds, healthy eating/ cooking, arts and crafts, visits from enthusiasts such as local reptile lovers, time to rest and read, playing with friends both new and old. During the summer holidays we usually have an outing one day a week, which means children need to be booked for a full day on those days. 

Children from other schools may attend (please see our Covid risk assessment for how we are managing this and keeping people safe generally). Nearly all the staff are at least level 3 qualified in Childcare and some also hold level 3 qualifications in Playwork. All staff undergo regular training in Safeguarding children, Food safety hygiene, Health and Safety and there is always at least one member of staff on duty who is Paediatric First Aid trained. 

Currently the club is registered for the government backed HAF scheme. Children from vulnerable backgrounds are able to attend for up to 5 hours a day, four times a week for free. Extra hours can be paid for. Please contact Sharon to see if we have space and if we are able to meet your child’s needs. Invoices are sent in advance and need to be oaid for in advance.

Children can be registered with us and then book sessions each week or book regular slots each week. If you give at least a week’s notice of a cancellation there is no charge. Some days can be very full and we may have to turn down a last minute request for a place but we will always do our best to take a booking.

Avanti Hall School has an on site car park, is on a main road into Exeter and is on a regular bus route.

To enquire or make a booking please email Sharon:   sharonp@exwickark.co.uk

Fees from 14th April 2020

Contact Us

Avanti Out of School Club
c/o The Exwick Ark
Exwick Old School
Exwick Road

Tel: 01392 425551