After School Club


The After School Club runs during term times from 3.30 to 6 pm. 


The After School Club fees are as follow:

  • £12 per session, per child
  • £10 for siblings
  • £5 for low income families, who work or study and are from Gillespie School (with a household income under £34,999 per year)

If you think you may be eligible for the concession rate, please fill in this form and contact the office to provide evidence of income (e.g. recent and consecutive payslips, latest HMRC self-assessment tax return, student enrolments form and proof of childcare funding). Until evidence is provided, the full rate will apply.

Please note that the £5 rate is reserved exclusively to Gillespie School families as we only receive a small subsidy from Islington Council as the main after school provider for the school.


If your child is booked to attend an after school activity, you can pay an extra £5 for collection at school and to stay until 6 pm.

Please note that the £5 rate does not apply to enrichment clubs and holiday playschemes.


All fees must be paid in advance.


The After School Club is very popular so make sure you book a place in advance and let us know if your child is unable to attend.


We also have an exciting programme of after school enrichment activities opened to ALL children from the local community. Contact us for more information or to book.

Contact if you have any questions and click on the link(s) below if you would like to book. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis and confirmed once payment is received (£8 to £10 per session):

  • Breakdance / Hip Hop club on Monday for all ages (11 weeks) – not on this term
  • Coding Club for 4 to 7 year olds on Monday (11 weeks)
  • Cooking Club for 4 to 8 year olds on Wednesday (12 weeks) 
  • Coding Club for 7+ on Thursday (12 weeks)
  • Cooking Club for 8+ on Friday (12 weeks)
  • Children Boxing Club on Friday for 5 to 11 year olds (12 weeks)


Also at Elizabeth House: tuition classes every Tuesday after school with Play Educate for All . Contact them to book a place.


Before booking for the After School Club, please read our current Terms and Conditions Elizabeth House ASC information to parents Sep 2021

Our team always prepares an exciting programme of activities for the children, including games, arts & craft, sport and more. Children are provided with a healthy and varied snack each day. 

We currently run an after school childcare service for Gillespie School.

We may be full at the time you book, so make sure you call/email in advance.


After School Club is for children from Reception to Year 7. Our Ofsted registration number is EY489588.


NEW users wishing to book the After School Club will need to fill in CHILDCARE REGISTRATION FORM 2023 and send it to before being able to book. 


If your child has SEND, you will also be required to fill in this Childcare Registration Form SEND_2023, so we can support your child’s needs.


Please note that we need to have at least 2 emergency contacts additional to the parents’/carers’ contacts.


Fees: £12 per session, per child. £10 for sibling, per session. £5 per child, per session for low income families who work or study, with a household income under £34,999 per year (for Gillespie School families only).

All fees must be paid in advance. Refunds will incur a 3% admin fee.



We have had an After School Club at Elizabeth House for over 15 years now. We offer a safe, friendly and fun environment for children to play, for arts and crafts activities, games and relax after school.

We collect children from Gillespie Primary School and escort them safely to the club. Children from other schools in the local area can make their own way here or if there are more families from a local school wanting to use our services, please contact our childcare manager.

On arrival, the children receive a healthy snack ASC snack menu EH April – July 2024. Drinks are available throughout the session. Activities consist of a variety of arts and crafts, sports and games. We also have a computer suite which is really popular with the children.

Our staff are experienced and qualified. They ensure each child is looked after and has fun at Elizabeth House.


Payments – our online booking and payment system is currently not available.

We accept payment by BACS and childcare vouchers or through the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme 

For BACS payment:

Account Name: Highbury Vale Blackstock Trust

Account Number: 00006985

Sort Code: 40-52-40

Payment reference: child’s name + ASC

For further information and an application form, contact our team or call us on 020 7690 1300.


After School Club is funded with the support of the London Borough of Islington and the St James’ Trust.