Extended schooling provision

About extended schooling provision

Extended school services are designed to help you balance work and family commitments, support your children with their studies and give them a broader range of experiences and interests.

They also enable you and the wider community to make use of the school's facilities. For example, you could learn more about information and communications technology (ICT) or improve your writing and maths skills.

Some schools may also offer services to the local community, like information about healthy eating and nutrition or advice on managing finances. This could include debt counselling and the availability of welfare and benefits.

When schools provided extended services

Schools may offer extended services at the following times.

  • Around the main school day and during the holidays, such as breakfast clubs and after school clubs. This can help you to work or train and also gives your child an opportunity to have a fun place to go.
  • Primary schools that are fully extended are required to provide access to childcare and a range of activities from 8am-6pm, 5 days a week, 48 weeks of the year.
  • Regular activities are often provided by secondary schools before and after the school day from 8am-6pm. Check with your local school to see what's on offer.