DfES publishes Extended Schools Prospectus

The Extended Schools Prospectus, which sets out the
government’s plans for what schools could offer their
communities, was today published by the Department for Education
and Skills, writes Clare Jerrom.

High quality childcare will be available to families between 8am
and 6pm all year round and a menu of activities including sport,
music tuition and learning a foreign language will also be

Education secretary Ruth Kelly said: “By 2010 all children
under 14 who want to, could have access to breakfast and after
school clubs offering exciting activities from 8am to

The extended services menu for primary schools includes:-

• childcare

• a range of before and after school activities

• parenting support

• specialist support services such as speech and language

Secondary schools will include:-

• opening from 8am to 6pm all year round

• a range of activities for young people

• access to services for young people and parents

• providing wider community access to ICT, sports and arts

Kelly concluded: “Extended schools will not only help
children in their education, but also support hard working families
to manage their home and work life.”

Prospectus from www.teachernet.gov.uk/extendedschools


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