AN AFTER-school and breakfast club which was graded as ‘inadequate’ last year has now been told it is ‘good’ by Ofsted.

P20 Breakfast and After School Club, based at Pilgrims Cross Church of England Primary School, in Andover, was found to have improved since its previous inspection in July 2018 when it was found to ‘require improvement’.

In March last year it was graded as ‘inadequate’.

The club is run by Youth Options, a charity, set up in 1937, which is “committed to developing young people’s social and emotional skills to improve their chances in life”.

When Ofsted visited the club on June 5, the inspector found improvements had been made to safeguarding, which was a concern following the inspection last year, and said: “The management has now improved relationships with school and now shares important information to enhance continuity of care and safeguarding.”

The education watchdog also found staff are “calm and patient role models” and “actively encourage children to participate and make choices in their play”.

The report said: “Children develop their skills as they participate in activities with their friends, building their physical and social abilities. They learn from each other and play well together.”

Behaviour was found to be good, and the report said: “Children are inquisitive and confidently communicate with staff and their playmates. Staff join in with games and help children to understand fair play and turn taking. Children enjoy the outdoor freedom of playing on the playing field.”

However, the inspector found that staff “do not sufficiently enable children to independently and easily access a full range of resources” and did not provide a “place where children are able to relax quietly”.

All areas of the club, including leadership and management, behaviour and teaching were graded as ‘good’.

The club, which registered in 2015, is open from 7.30am to 9am and from 2.50pm to 6pm weekdays, and has 63 children on its roll.