Knayton C of E Primary Academy

Proud to be part of Elevate Multi Academy Trust

Stockton Road, Knayton, Thirsk, YO7 4AN

01845 537291

Executive Headteacher: Mrs A Clay

The Den

The Den is our wrap around care within school. The Den provides a caring and safe environment for before and after school. It has a homely feel where children are at the centre. Our playleader and play workers are experienced practitioners who plan, resource and lead sessions based on individual children’s needs. Children have access to fun and exciting activities, open provision and resources, homework and reading support and the option to relax with friends.


Before School Club

  • 7.45-8.45am 
  • Children can arrive from 7.45am 
  • A light breakfast will be provided 
  • Indoor and outdoor provision can be accessed 

After School Club

  • 3.30-5.30pm 
  • Children will arrive from 3.30pm 
  • A light, snack tea will be provided 
  • A focus activity and indoor and outdoor provision can be accessed

Collection and drop off

Parents/Carers can drop off and collect children from the hall by ringing the doorbell in the school entrance labelled ‘The Den’. You will be asked to sign in and sign out on the register by a member of staff.


The Den is run by Simon Carson Sports. Their staff have experience of working with children and undertake professional development training.



The Den planning is based around individual interests. A focus activity will be available to access every evening. A wide range of indoor and outdoor provision that children can explore will be available on the morning and afternoon sessions. Please click here for the Focus Activities - The Den Focus Activities



Please keep an eye on The Den Notice Board for details of upcoming Special Events!


Booking and Payment

Our aim is to provide a quality service which is flexible to parent’s needs. Parents can book places through the school office. Payment can be made through parent pay. Additional or one-off places can also be booked if there is space by contacting the school office during school hours.


To book your space, please contact the school office.



Before School children have breakfast provided. This will include cereals, toast or crumpets. Fresh fruit and yoghurt will also be provided. After School children have a light tea. Children are involved in creating the menu and preparing meals. Any dietary requirements will be met.  Please see below for the menu:






Effective communication between The Den and home is essential. Children achieve more when school and parents work together. The school website and notice board are all used to display information.



School uniform is to be worn for The Den.

Children can bring indoor slippers if they wish.



The Den adheres to all school policies which can be found here.






MENU – 2023


Breakfast – a variety of cereals and selection of fresh fruit and yoghurt




Chicken goujons, raw vegetables, flapjack


Cheese or ham sandwiches, raw vegetables, jelly


Hot dogs, raw vegetables, mini muffins


Cheese or ham wraps, raw vegetables, strawberries & blueberries


Pizza, raw vegetables, choc ice