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Extra-curricular Activities

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools in Hendon are offering extended hours; what additional services they are providing in the extended hours; what funding has been made available for those extended hours; and if he will make a statement. (177701)

We want all schools to offer access to extended services by 2010, including providing access to child care and a range of activities, with at least half of all primary and a third of secondary schools doing so by September 2008; The core offer of extended services in and around schools comprises: a varied menu of activities in primary and secondary schools; high quality child care 8 am to 6 pm 48 weeks a year in primary schools; parenting support; swift and easy access to a wide range of specialist support services such as health and social care; and wider community access to ICT, sports and arts facilities.

We do not hold reliable information on individual services within schools but the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) does collect reliable data on schools delivering access to the extended schools full core offer. We encourage schools to work in clusters to help maximise delivery and to provide more joined up services for their local communities. Clusters often cross constituency boundaries, which means that information on extended services at constituency level must be treated with care. The following table shows the extended schools data for Hendon.

LEA—Hendon

Number/percentage

Total number of schools

39

Total number of schools providing access to the full core offer

18

Percentage of schools providing access to the full core offer

46,2

The following list shows the schools providing access to the full core offer of extended services in the Hendon parliamentary constituency area.

Dollis Junior School

St. Mary’s and St. John’s CE Primary School

Woodcroft Primary School

Independent Jewish Day School

St. Joseph’s RC Junior School

St. Joseph’s RC Infant School

St. Vincent’s RC School

The Orion Primary School

The Hyde School

Fairway Primary School

Edgware Infant School

Edgware Junior School

Dollis Infant School

Deansbrook Infant School

Bell Lane Primary School

Barnfield Primary School

Parkfield Primary School

Northway School

Month to month variations can occur, resulting in figures going down as well as up in individual parliamentary constituencies, for example as a result of local school reorganisations. There are many other schools which are already providing individual parts of the core offer that are not yet included in these figures.

Funding is not broken down to constituency level. Funding for the extended schools programme for 2008-11 in Barnet is detailed as follows.

Barnet

Start up and sustainability funding

2008-09

1,270,074

2009-10

1,466,160

2010-11

1,401,171

We are providing over £1.1 billion for extended schools in England for the period 2008-09 to 2010-11.