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Introduction to The Collis After Time Scheme (CATS)


CATS is a small provider of wrap-around care for Collis pupils.  It creates a safe and happy environment in which children are cared for whilst their parents are at work.  The club is run by qualified staff and is managed by the school.



Term time sessions


Due to space restrictions CATS can currently offer 24 places for the morning and 24 for after-school sessions.  There are waiting lists in operation.  More than 60 Collis families have CATS places.  Waiting list forms are available from the CATS room or school office.  Completed forms should be submitted to the CATS manager, Lee Digby.


CATS is open every day during the school term.  The morning scheme runs from 7.50am and children are seen into their classes for the start of the day.  After school, children are taken to the CATS rooms where they have a light snack.  Pick up is at 5.55pm at the latest.  CATS closes at 6pm sharp.


A wide range of indoor & outdoor activities are offered including football, tennis, table football, snooker, arts and crafts and board games.  A TV and Nintendo game are also available, as is a quiet ‘homework’ area.


Please note that CATS can only allocate places to children who are age 5 and over.  It is also very rare for a parent to get a full time place at CATS.  Normally, incremental days are offered to those who have flexible requirements that match the slots that become available.  CATS appreciates and regrets that the space restriction can result in children waiting for a place.  As an alternative Richmond Council operate a list of Ofsted registered carers who can pick and drop off at Collis school.


Contacting CATS


For more information, contact the CATS manager Lee Digby on 020 8973 0609 between 2.45pm and 5.30pm or call in.  CATS is located in the Cabins at the far end of the school site.




Download CATS Ofsted Report 14th May 2012