Shining Lights Centre

Covid 19:  In line with current government guidance and advice from Public Health England, the Shining Lights Centre is currently temporarily closed to lettings and user groups. However, we are continually reviewing the advice and look forward to welcoming back our users in the near future.

As restrictions are eased by the government, we are looking forward to welcoming back the following initial activities for our community, when it is safe to do so:

  • Forest Tots, bushcraft and woodland parties
  • Sutton Tornadoes cheerleading
  • Yoga classes and adult fitness
  • Taekwando
  • Over 50's and pensioners community groups
  • Table tennis

For bookings, please contact the school by email.

Please note that the Facebook page for the Shining Lights Centre is not run by the school.

Update 14th July 2020

Message from the Governing Body:

On the 20th March 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, the Shining Light Centre closed on a temporary basis. This was based on Government/Dfe advice issued at that time.

As the pandemic progressed, there was a need to consider further when the centre could be re-opened.  On the 8th July 2020 the Governing Body re-considered this however due to the continuing pandemic; health and safety/risk considerations and associated costs, it was decided that the centre should remain closed for a further period.  Some centre users had already indicated that they were not going to return to use the Centre, due to the possible risks of doing so.  As a result of the decision taken by the Governing Body contractors/staff/centre users and parents were duly notified of this decision.

We are aware that there has been a great deal of concern expressed on social media about a decision to close the Centre permanently.  We seek to clarify that no decision has been taken to close the Centre permanently.  We have however agreed to review its decision to reopen the Centre in the Autumn term. 

Any decision in relation to the centre and the timing of any re-opening will be made in consideration with all Government/Dfe advice issued at that time.

If any further clarity is required, we would recommend that you contact the School.

 The Shining Lights Centre is a community organisation supported by Sport England, within a separate building that is located on Forest Road, Sutton Manor, within the grounds of our school. The centre is under the control of St Helens Council and is managed by the Governing Body of the school and is available for lettings and hire.

We have a large multipurpose sports hall with a large upstairs area with changing rooms and shower facilities, office spaces, lift access to the upper floor, disabled access  with a secure fenced outdoor area.

We have successful hire and lettings arrangements in place with groups such as Sutton Tornadoes, Taekwando, our over 50's community groups, adult fitness groups, local football groups to name just a few.

If you are interested in hiring any spaces please contact our school office.

There are parking facilities for 30 cars.

For any further information, contact Mrs L Baker, office manager, on 01744 678700