Church-based Children's Activities

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Church Schools’ Foundation Places

Many Church of England Secondary Schools and St Mary’s and All Saints’ schools in this parish, have admission criteria for the church foundation places. This criteria is looking for a meaningful relationship with a church. For our parish church schools priority is given to the three Putney Church of England Churches, St Mary’s, All Saints’ and St Margaret’s.

A description of a meaningful relationship with a church is found on school websites and is expressed both as regular worship (twice a month) and a meaningful contribution to the life of the church community such as singing in the choir, teaching in Sunday School or supporting governance and church activity. The period that this relationship is looked for is at least two years up to the date of submitting applications.

The Covid-19 lock-down meant it was unlawful to hold services in our church buildings and have activities running which people could contribute to. Whilst our parish held on-line services during this time, we have been told that:

In looking for satisfaction of admission criteria for 2021 and 2022 admissions, we can disregard the time during which church life and worship was substantially impaired by lock-down. We are viewing this as the period March to August 2020.

So please be re-assured that this period will not have an impact on your application for a foundation place.

From 1st September, the ‘involvement in church life’ criteria begins again and the following notes are designed to support you in your involvement:

1. Details of services being held , including provision for children, can be found on both parish church websites: at St Mary’s and
All Saints’

2. In terms of making a meaningful contribution, it is clear that church life will remain different from pre lock-down. For example, no singing is allowed and so no choir operates. However, new opportunities have emerged to make a meaningful contributions, such as providing technical support for the streaming of services.

These links provide a list of different ways in which people can meaningfully engage with the life of the two churches:
or email Julie for St Mary’s
or email Lottie for All Saints’.

3. If you are interested in being involved in church life and would value a conversation about what your gifts, strengths and interests are and how they might fit in with volunteering opportunities:

At St Mary’s Church, please do email:

Rev’d John Whittaker at
Nikki Cornfield at  or
Rev’d Jono Haynes

At All Saints’ Church please email:
Lottie Clarke, All Saints’ Administrator at

4. Some of you may be directed by the NHS to self isolate into the Autumn term. If that is the case, please do contact Rev’d John Whittaker to discuss how we will manage that, but please be rest assured; those directed by the NHS to self isolate will not be penalised by the admissions criteria as a result.

We are very much holding you all in our prayers at this turbulent time and are committed to working with and supporting you to ensure that the Covid-19 disruptions do not hamper your being part of our church life and application for a church school foundation place.

God Bless


We hope to return to our usualy Sunday School and Godly Play sessions in Autumn 2021. 

We are privileged to have a dedicated Godly Play classroom here at St Mary’s and before Covid-19  we welcomed children aged 3+ at least once a term to join. Godly Play is a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture. It aims to develop a deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites as a way of preparing children to join in the worship and life of their faith community. 

Click here to view details about our Harmonic Minors group.

Our tradition of serving during services is currently on hold due to social distancing regulations. 

If you, or your children, would be interesting in serving on a Sunday morning or evening in the future please speak to one of the clergy or email Antonia Wainman by clicking on this link:

Click here to view details about children and Holy Communion.

Community-based Children's Activities

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First Class Learning is a strong, flexible and dynamic learning system that focuses on the key maths and English learning outcomes for the National Curriculum for all of Great Britain. For further info contact: 


Musician-Guitar Teacher


The “Guitar Club” is a place to learn to play guitar, make new friends and get inspired by likeminded people! Lessons by rock legend Diego focus on all areas of playing from rhythm to soloing, scales, chords and improvisations on electric and acoustic guitar. 

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or visit: 

We offer children’s classes from the age of 2 ½ up to adults. These include RAD Ballet, Pointe work, ISTD Modern and Tap, Jazz, contemporary, limber-ing/strengthening classes and also adult ballet and Jazz. For further info contact: 

We aim to give our students the tools they need to enjoy learning and thrive academically. Kumon students are over a year ahead of the national average, and over six months ahead of their peers in their maths learning at the end of primary school. 

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Here at Little Voices Putney we provide fun and inspiring performing arts training through after school lessons for children aged 4 – 13 years, building confidence and nurturing talent through inspirational singing and drama lessons.

We believe in gaining life skills to follow your dreams and that every child has something amazing to share! Our fun and inspiring drama and singing lessons build children’s confidence and promote their development in a happy, positive, safe and stimulating environment.

Working towards a yearly performance and LAMDA examinations, our trained singing and drama tutors work with each child in small class sizes which means we can focus on the individual child’s development and deliver specialist Performing Arts training.

Our unique framework of lessons means that we can ensure everyone gets a part and that we provide a wonderful, caring environment where your child can make new friends and grow in confidence whilst developing as an individual. We are extremely passionate about helping all our pupils reach their full potential promoting good posture, articulation, projection, clarity and diction.
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