Changes to the play service

As the squeeze on public finances continues, we are making changes to some of our services to ensure we can continue to support those most in need.

In April 2015 we announced we would be changing the council-run after-school play sessions and holiday clubs.

While many primary schools in Westminster arrange their own out-of-school provision, the council also ran a Play Service from six primary schools and two community sites. This Play Service was also available to pupils from other schools through a walking bus arrangement.

Following consultation with families and Play Service staff, the decision was taken to transfer responsibility for delivering out-of-school provision at these sites to schools from the May 2016 half term.

The schools took the opportunity to ask parents what out-of-school activities they wanted to see for their children. Based on this, and through a competitive process, schools then appointed an organisation called Fit For Sport to deliver their out-of-school provision. 

The final day of the council-run after- school play sessions was Thursday 26th May. From Monday 30 May Fit For Sport began to run activity clubs for all children that had previously attended sessions run by the council.

The council will continue to spot purchase support and access to play places for Children In Need.

View more information on the new activity clubs

View more information on Fit For Sport

Last updated: 29 November 2016
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