North-east after school club given ‘very good’ rating from Care Inspectorate

Children from a north-east after school club have the opportunity to be creative, inspectors said.

Monitors from the Care Inspectorate watchdog visited the School’s Out Club at Borrowfield Primary School in Montrose on July 16 and have now published their report.

The club looks after up to 65 children aged four to 16 and inspectors rated it “very good” for care, support and staffing – the second best of six possible ratings.

“Children had some opportunities to be creative, use their imagination and solve problems through their play,” said the report.

It added: “Some children spent an extended period building a track for a battery-powered car.”

One parent told inspectors: “The service is everything I would expect from an out-of-school club.

“My child gets the care and social interaction I am looking for after being in school all day.”