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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.

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

Meet the Team

Contact Us

Email: linkclub@appletonthornprimary.org.uk

Phone: 07827 048484 (7.45am-8.45am and 3.15pm-6pm)

For our Class Dojo page click here

Our Values

Our mission statement: Through the commitment and dedication of everybody at Appleton Thorn Primary School, we strive to achieve our full potential and respect everybody as individuals whilst aspiring to become valued members of our unique and happy community. We are proud of our longstanding and established school motto,

'Individuals achieving, our community succeeding’

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 will promote the same values and aims that are at the heart of all our learning and experiences. These include:

  • To create an environment in which children are enabled to attain the highest standards of which they are capable, through the recognition of individual needs, regardless of their race, gender, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity.

  • To nurture a warm and mutually respectful relationship between adults and children, in a calm, purposeful atmosphere, where children feel safe and valued.

  • To provide a sense of community by working in partnership with parents and other members of the wider community of Appleton Thorn Primary in which they develop an understanding of and respect for a wide range of religious values, languages and cultural traditions and different ways of learning.

Booking Information

Click here to enter Parent Pay to pay for your child's sessions.

7.45am - 8.45am Breakfast Club - £5 per child per session.

3.15pm - 6.00pm After School Club - £12 per child per session

For payment and child care vouchers please contact the school office:


01925 266764 



Meal Times

We offer a continental breakfast every morning comprising of a choice of breakfast cereals, toast, crumpets, bagels, muffins, pastries, yogurt and fresh fruit. 

Our afternoon menu currently follows a two-week cycle:

Week One

Monday - Vegetable tagine and couscous

Tuesday - Sausage, potatoes, peas and gravy.

Wednesday - Stuffed pittas.

Thursday - Cheese pasty, potato wedges and beans.

Friday - Tomato and mascarpone pasta.

Week Two

Monday - Curry and naan bread.

Tuesday - Chilli and tortillas.

Wedneday - Chicken goujons, potato wedges and beans.

Thursday - Pizza and garlic bread.

Friday - Pasta.

Salad is available every afternoon meal time. Fresh fruit available at all times. Menus are regularly updated and special meals are planned from time to time to complement our weekly themes. 

Mrs Bryan designs and cooks all meals to ensure the very best for our children. Our children are also able to suggest meals and dietary alternatives are always available.

Useful Information

Please download the starter pack documents by clicking on the links, complete and return to linkclub@appletonthornprimary.org.uk

Draft Link Club Policy 

Link Club Parent & Carer Agreement 

Link Club Allergy & Medical Form

Link Club Emergency Contact List

All associated school policies can be found here.

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