Our Lady of Compassion Catholic Primary School

To live as Jesus taught us

Footsteps (Breakfast and After School Club)


Our Lady of Compassion School,

Kineton Green Road,

Olton, Solihull,

B92 7EG


Tel: 0121 700 7838 


OFSTED/Registration Number: 148 089



Welcome to the Footsteps Before and After School Club Information Page


If you would like your child to attend Footsteps:


  • This academic year until July 2024 - please email Footsteps at giving your child's details and the sessions you would like to request.


  • If you would like to request a place at Footsteps for your child/children in September, you will need to submit an online Microsoft Form which you will receive by email from the school office. The link to the booking form is below:


Footsteps Microsoft Booking Request Form 2024 - 2025




iPAL - 2023 - 2024


Footsteps uses a website called iPAL to make bookings for childcare at Footsteps. Ipal also sends out monthly invoices to registered parents whose children attend Footsteps. For you to access your iPAL account and view the balance on your account please follow the link below and follow the login process. Please note that you cannot make payment directly on iPAL and if you would like to make a booking, you need to email the Footsteps Manager and request a place for your child.


iPAL Login





Tax Free Childcare


Please visit the Government Tax Free Childcare website to check your eligibility/apply for Tax Free Childcare:


*You can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. This goes up to £1,000 every 3 months if a child is disabled (up to £4,000 a year).

If you’ve already registered, you can sign in to your childcare account.

If you get Tax-Free Childcare, you’ll set up an online childcare account for your child. For every £8 you pay into this account, the government will pay in £2 to use to pay your provider.

You can get Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as 15 or 30 hours free childcare if you’re eligible for both.


*This information is taken directly from the Government Tax Free website.




Please find below the Footsteps Information Booklet and other useful information for the 2023-2024 school year.

Below you will find the link to the online Parent/Carer Footsteps Feedback Questionnaire. Please submit a form to let us know how we are doing. Thank you.