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Schools: Coventry

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools in Coventry offer extended hours; and if he will make a statement. (118999)

[holding answer 7 February 2007]: There are currently over 3,800 extended schools in England. This includes 18 extended schools in the Coventry local authority area (15 primary and three secondary).

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 child care 8 am to 6 pm 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.