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Extended Schools: East Sussex

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex offer extended hours. (125446)

There are currently over 4,000 extended schools in England. This includes 27 schools in the East Sussex local authority area, of which six are in the Eastbourne area (two secondary, three primary and one special school).

All these schools are providing a core offer of extended services. This is comprised of a varied menu of study support activities and high quality childcare 8am to 6pm all year round in primary schools. These services will be provided on the school site or in partnership with local private, voluntary and independent providers. They will also offer parenting support; swift and easy referral to a wide range of specialist support services such as health and social care; and wider community access to ICT, sports and arts facilities, on the school site including adult learning.