Dowson’s Den – Extended School Provision

Here at Dowson, we are able to offer ‘Extended School Provision’ for all children who attend Dowson.  Provision is provided from 7:30am – 8:50am and 3:15pm-6:00pm by our Dowson’s Den Club for all year groups.  In addition, we provide Wrap Around Care for Nursery children 12noon-3.15pm.  These clubs are chargeable; current prices are detailed below.  Dowson’s Den also run a Holiday Club for both Dowson and non-Dowson children every school holiday apart from Christmas, Bank Holidays and Inset Days.

To obtain a place for Dowson’s Den you will be required to book the sessions you require on our MCAS app.  The available sessions are set out below:

Breakfast Club

After School Club

Holiday Club




7:30am – 8:50am = £5.00

3:15pm – 4:15pm = £5.00

7:30am – 1:00pm = £18.00

8:15am – 8:50am = £3.00

3:15pm – 5:15pm = £9.00

12:30pm – 6:00pm = £18.00


3:15pm – 6:00pm = £11.00

8:50am – 3:15pm = £22.00



7:30am – 6:00pm = £26.00


Payment for Dowson’s Den

Dowson’s Den and Wrap around care are paid provisions.  The club is staffed based on bookings received.  As such we have a 2 week cancellation policy in place.  You can cancel bookings more than 2 weeks ahead on the app in the same way they were booked, however any bookings less than 2 weeks in the future cannot be cancelled and will be chargeable.

Payment can be made by one of the following methods:

  • MCAS app - Your log in details for the MCAS app will be issued to you as a priority upon your child starting here at Dowson. 
  • Childcare vouchers - if you are choosing to pay via this method you will need to contact Miss N Lane (Academy Business Manager) and request the relevant details for the voucher company you are using.
  • Bank transfer - you can pay via bank transfer and the details can be obtained from Miss N Lane
  • The Government’s Tax Free Childcare system

We are a cashless school and payment for childcare cannot be accepted via cash.

 If you have any further queries regarding Extended School Provision or Wrap Around Care, please do not hesitate to contact Miss N Lane (Academy Business Manager and Dowson’s Den Team Manager).