Dear Parents and Carers,
I am writing to inform you that from July 4th 2019 we will no longer be running Cool Club, our after school provision.
I am very sad to say that Surrey Short Breaks have cut our funding so considerably we are no longer able to afford to run this service. When Cool Club started in 2009 we were receiving funding of over £50,000 and as of today the funding is now only £16,000. As you can see this has just made it impossible to continue to provide this provision. Despite our best efforts to negotiate with Short Breaks to try and find a way forward we were unable to come to a satisfactory agreement.
I am really sorry for all the families that access this service as part of their short breaks offer, and to the students who enjoy the club so much and who love the activities and the social opportunities it provides.
I would like to express my sincerest thanks to Margaret, Jenny, Nicky and their team who have all worked so hard to make Cool Club such a fun, inclusive and social experience that our students have been enjoying for so many years.
Surrey Short Breaks are now deciding how they will spend the money that is no longer funding Cool Club, so I sincerely hope that soon there will be some news on additional services that Surrey children can access.
Once again, I am so sad to share this news with you and sorry for the impact this will have on our students, families and staff.