Play Academy is a small team of committed individuals who provide before and after care for children aged 4-11, that attend Calverley Church Of England Primary School. The club is run across a split site at The Barn, Calverley and the school itself, which are both great settings for the children and staff alike.
“Children are happy and enjoy their time in this welcoming and fun environment. The sound of their cheerful chatter and laughter can be heard throughout the session. Staff play alongside children and support them to feel safe and secure.” (Ofsted April 2022)
Hi there! I’m Karen Holmes, manager and owner of Play Academy. In the Summer of 2019, my life took a huge, exciting turn when I took on this wonderful club. Up until then, I had spent 20 years as a very happy & successful Primary School teacher. During my time as a teacher, I had the pleasure of working with many, many children across the primary age range. I also trained as a student mentor and worked alongside trainee teachers supporting & developing practice. In addition to this I was also responsible for the PSHE curriculum across the whole school, an area I am still massively passionate about.