Lowther Links Introduction
Listed below you'll find some useful links associated with and/or relevant to the Lowther School Family...
Here at Lowther we offer many options and levels of childcare and extended school provision, some of those options can be found in our Clubs and Extended Provision pages.
If you would like further information on Childcare/Daycare/Holidaycare please ask at the school office, or visit where the Family Information Service section offers further details and options.
For further information on the admission process for nursery and primary schools - whether community or church schools - in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, please click here.
For further Information and support for parents/carers on how to help with your child's learning, including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare, please visit the Government's Education and Learning website section by clicking here.
The links suggested below are provided for parental information and do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. We hope you find the links useful.
  Anti-Bullying Help
Anti-Bullying Alliance Home Page external link
Events, many of them run by young people, are taking place at schools and community venues across London and the UK.
Workshops, information packs and even a ringtone will provide advice on how to stop bullying, with the main focus on tackling verbal bullying. Click here and here for further information, or click on the logos above.
The next Anti-Bullying Week is scheduled for 11th-15th November 2024
School packs, resources and a variety of tools and links are all available at:

  UK Safer Internet Centre and Safer Internet Day (SID)
UK Safer Internet Centre external Website linkSafer Internet Day Website external link
The UK Safer Internet Centre is where you can find the latest online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
The next Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations will take place on Tuesday 11th February 2025

The 2025 theme (to be annouced soon) will be a call to action for every stakeholder to play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, in particular the youngest users out there. More than that, it is an invitation for everyone to join in and engage with others in a respectful way in order to ensure a better digital experience.

To keep updated on the latest campaign news visit and/or the Facebook or Twitter profiles and follow the #SaferInternetDay and/or #SID2025 hashtag/s to discover the discussions that took place on the day, all over the world.

  Department for Education
Department for Education external website Link
The Department for Education is responsible for children's services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England. Please visit our website to find out about what we’re doing, download our publications, sign up for email newsletters, take part in our consultations and very much more.
To find out more about the Department for Education please click here.
  London Borough of Richmond upon Thames - Children's Services
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames - Children's Services external link
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames website (Children's Services section) currently provides information, advice and guidance on:
  • Adoption
  • Childcare and protection
  • Children's Centres
  • Family Information Service
  • Fostering
  • Healthy Start Vitamins Scheme
  • Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
  • Schools, Admissions and Term Dates
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
      Achieving for Children (AfC)
    Achieving for Children Website external link
    Achieving for Children (AfC) is a community interest company created by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames to provide their children's services.
    If you are a parent/carer or young person looking for information on activities, events or services in Kingston and Richmond, you will find it on the AfC website.
    The AfC website currently provides information, advice and guidance for:
  • Early Years and childcare
  • Family Information Service
  • Parenting support
  • Children's centres (please see next section below for details)
  • Leisure activities for families and children
  • Emotional Health Service
  • Education and employment advice for young people
  • Leisure activities for young people
  • Advice and support for young people on health and social issues
  • Volunteering and participation activities for young people
      Barnes Children's Centre (North Barnes Outreach)
    Achieving for Children Website external link
    Children's centres are places where all families with children under five, and expectant mothers and fathers, can go to help their children to get the best start in life. The facilities and activities are designed for young children and their families.
    All children's centres will offer informal support for parents/carers and a place for your child to play and learn.
    Children's centres work with a wide range of partners to ensure that we can help families in whatever area they need.
  • Child and family health services
  • Information for families and carers
  • Early education and information about childcare
  • Support for children with special needs
  • Outreach and support to families in need
  • Adult education classes with crèche facilities
  • Helping parents find training and employment
    Please visit this AfC/Barnes Children's Centre page to find the full current timetable available as a pdf file and to view individual events at the North Barnes Children's Centre in the 'What's On' calendar (Shown as Outreach in the 67b Barnes column).
      Junior Adventures Group (JAG) - (After School Childcare at Lowther School)
    Junior Adventures Group external link
    The Junior Adventures Group team at Lowther School offers an exciting programme of activities for your child from 3.30pm - 6.30pm every day during term time (further details here).
    Junior Adventures Group holiday camps take place in Barnes Primary School every School Inset Day, Half Term and Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays for children 3 - 11yrs of age.
    Junior Adventures Group staff will ensure that After School Clubs are delivered in a style that will engage all children and encourage curiosity in their own learning and Healthy Lifestyles. Our vast databases of session plans for all our After School Clubs have the elements of progression, assessment and evaluation at their core helping your child to develop and improve their individual skills and ability.
    To find out more about Junior Adventures Group (JAG) please click here.
    London Grid for Learning external link

    London Grid for Learning (LGfL) - This is a government run initiative to connect all schools within the London area using Internet Technology. Lowther School is a member of this initiative. Please click here to view the variety of online resources available for parents, carers and children to engage with, both inside and outside the school facilities.

      Lowther School PTA
    Lowther School PTA page Link
    Parents/Carers and Guardians of children at Lowther are automatically part of the PTA.
    Our purpose is to try and provide the extras our children need to support them in developing and enjoying their full potential and we strive to support the relationships and communication between the school, children, staff, parents/carers and the wider community.
    We love parents/carers being involved in the life of the school, do pop in any time to see how you could get involved, whether it be sharing your special skills with the children or helping at a special event, like the Summer Fair, we'd love to see you.
      Castelnau Centre Project (CCP) and Castelnau Community Centre (CCC)
    Castelnau Community Centre link
    CCP is a local partner and works very closely with Lowther School, the children and their families.
    Community Children's Club @ CCC... For children in Years Reception to year 3, offering different play opportunities, sports, art, crafts and games (Term time only).
    Maths Club @ CCC... Tailored to the needs of children in years 5 and 6 - our term time Maths Club aims to develop knoweledge and enjoyment in the subject. The session is lead by a Volunteer and Trustee with a real passion for the topic. Please contact Simon Roach for further details or phone 020-8741-0909
    Junior Youth Club @ CCC... For children in years 5 and 6. Providing a mix of team games, cooking, arts and crafts and the occasional Play Station challenges! Delivered by members of our Youth Team and supported by young volunteers. (Term time only).
    Please visit their website here.
      Castelnau Youth Club (CYC) @ Castelnau Community Centre
    Castelnau Youth Club external Link
    The Castelnau Youth Club is a vibrant local hub for young people aged 11 - 19 and can be found at the Castelnau Community Centre above.
    They aim to deliver an inclusive and multi project Youth Programme for all young people from the Castelnau Estate and beyond!
    Activities include sports, games, homework support, art and crafts, leadership skills and personal development through positive peer interaction.
    CYC has a small but committed youth work staff team that includes a full time professional youth work manager, qualified and motivated support workers and a diverse range of volunteers.
    Please visit their website here.
      PowerStation Youth Centre @ 121a Mortlake High Street, London SW14 8SN
    PowerStation Youth Centre external link
    Bored, nothing to do, nowhere to go, want to meet new friends, play football, pool, music?
    Sports, music, cooking, health and wellbeing, art and much more for young people aged 8 to 19 to engage in and enjoy.
    Share experiences, go online, solve problems, get informal advice, have fun
    Come along to the PowerStation Youth Project, a great place to just hang out and relax (please check here for opening hours, programme, etc).
    Call 020 8288 0876 or Mobile: 07864 617567.
      Richmond Music Trust
    Richmond Music Trust external link
    Richmond Music Trust deliver a range of high quality musical experiences by providing instrumental tuition to pupils in schools and music centres and run a wide range of ensembles.
    We also work closely with schools to deliver the Wider Opportunities programme and organise hugely popular events including the Singing Festival, Instrumental Festival and The Big Racket.
    Our Hands On events give children the chance to discover which instrument is right for them, and the department offers a range of services both in-house and on an outreach basis.
    To find out more about Richmond Music Trust please click here.
      Richmond Park Academy, Park Avenue, London SW14 8RG
    Richmond Park Academy external link
    As a local school serving the local community Richmond Park Academy is committed to developing links and relationships with primary schools in our area.
    We are delighted with the positive feedback and support we have received from all the local schools since becoming an Academy.
    To find out more about Richmond Park Academy please click here.
      St Paul's School
    St Paul's School external Link
    For many years St Paul's has been a pioneer in developing links with its local community.
    We are constantly striving to improve these links and to establish sustainable relationships with both individuals and groups in our surrounding area. The school's policy is to identify those areas that we are acknowledged to do well in and match these up with needs in our local community
    To find out more about St Paul's School please click here.
      Barnes Swimming Club
    Barnes Swimming Club link
    Barnes Swimming Club is a competitive swimming club mostly based at St Paul’s School in Barnes, South West London.
    We are currently recruiting for new swimmers between 7-10 years old, and competitive swimmers of any age.
    The club is affiliated to the ASA, and offers its swimmers the chance to compete in County, Regional and National events, as well as swimming leagues and open galas.
    If you are interested and you want to find out more, please do look on our website at
      London Wetland Centre
    London Wetland Centre Link
    Lowther School recently arranged with the London Wetland Centre to have free access for all Lowther classes.
    We know that all the Lowther classes will be planning to tap into this wonderful natural resource, on our doorstep, over the remainder of this school year and beyond.
    To find out more about the London Wetland Centre please click here.
    MumsNet Link
    Mumsnet was set up with a simple philosophy: To make parents' lives easier by pooling knowledge and experience.
    To find out more about Mumsnet please click here.
    NetMums Link
    Netmums is a unique local (Richmond area) network for Mums (or Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a local and national level.
    To find out more about Netmums please click here.
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