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Our latest survey reports are available to view here (general survey) and here (mealtimes survey). 


Welcome to Starlings, Appleton Thorn's wrap around care provision, where we aim to provide happy, secure, before and after school sessions for children that offer continuity and familiarity within the setting of the school building. Children from Pre-School to Year 6 are provided with a range of fun activities and opportunities within our link club, run by high quality and qualified staff, all of whom are familiar faces to the children.  A feeling of 'home from home' will encompass all elements of our care.

All profits from this provision will be carefully reinvested back into our school.

Our Story

During 2020 the COVID pandemic happened and nobody went to school. In 2021, there were now children coming to school but there was no link club. That’s right, sadly the link club had no money so it had to close.

After a couple of days of hard work from the teachers they made a new club. We had a school vote for the new name and it became Starlings.

After a couple of months, it became a fun-filled, happy place where people could come any morning or afternoon. This is how Starlings came to be.

Elodie (Age 7)

Meet the Team

Contact Us

Email: linkclub@appletonthornprimary.org.uk

Phone/Text/WhatsApp: 07827 048284

For our Class Dojo page click here and our policy can be downloaded here.

Our Values

Children are at the heart of everything we do at Appleton Thorn Primary. We are committed to providing a caring environment where every child can thrive and is supported to achieve their unique and amazing potential. This club promotes the same values and aims that are at the heart of all our learning and experiences through the Starlings motto, "Be Kind, Be Careful, Be Respectful".


Meal Times

We offer a continental breakfast every morning with a variety of breakfast cereals, toast, crumpets, bagels, muffins, pastries, yogurt and fresh fruit over the week.

Our afternoon menu follows a three-week cycle:

Latest menu update June 2024

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