We usually operate at full capacity & we are receiving applications for September 2020 & 2021.  Space is limited & we have a waiting list however, there is often some turnover as circumstances change for many families.  If you would like to join the list, please download  & return the admissions form below by email.

After-School Club


About The Club

We are open from 8am until school begins and from when school closes until 6pm.

The Club is a relaxed ‘home from home’ environment where we welcome children from Reception to Year 6, from all backgrounds and with all abilities.  

The children are provided with a buffet breakfast (cereals, toast,  fruit) and after school, we sit down together for a light tea (we assume children will then eat at home in the evening as our cooking facilities are limited).

We meet in St James' Infants’ school hall and offer a wide choice of crafts, toys, games, occasional themed events and we make as much use of the outdoor areas as possible.  We are committed to ensuring that each child feels included if they want to be.  All activities are optional for the children with a focus on developing social skills in a relaxed and caring setting.  The children can let off steam outside or use quieter areas to play in the hall or library before or after a long day at school. 

We have high staff-to-children ratios and the staff are on hand to lead, join in with or supervise activities, as appropriate.

We use email to contact parents - if you are on the waiting for sessions with us, please keep an eye out for messages from us.  

We were rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2015 Ofsted registered EY438340

Cost from September 2019   Breakfast - £5.00,  After School - £13.50 per session.  We are sorry that we are unable to offer shorter sessions or sibling discounts.  We are now a provider for Tax Free Childcare - we are registered under St James' Preschool & After School Club.

Staff and Contact Details

Please note that all our staff are part-time and may not always be able to respond on the same day.

Manager - Mandy Baker telephone 07779 226955 during After-School Club hours.

Administrator - Jo Atwood telephone 07895 303744 available mornings Monday - Wednesday and Friday (term time).

They can also both be contacted by email at stjamesasctw@hotmail.co.uk during term time (emails & telephone messages are checked during holidays but we may not be able respond immediately).

Please email any changes to bookings as soon as possible.  For last minute changes – please call or text to Mandy’s phone.

We are oversubscribed for almost all sessions so please book as early as possible.  Things can change quickly though and the waiting list operates on a first come first served basis. Please return the Admissions Form & Medical Form, preferably by email or paper copy into the Church Office.  We are sorry that we are not always able to immediately offer all sessions required.

For further information: 

Payment Information      About the Club

Additional Forms

ASC/Parent/Child Agreement



Tel 01892 521703 

St James Church Ferndale 

Tunbridge Wells 

Kent 

TN2 3RL