Wraparound care

From September 2016, all parents/carers of children in Reception up to Year 9 have the right to request that the school their child attends considers establishing (or extending) wraparound and / or holiday childcare.

Childcare providers may also request to use school facilities for wraparound and / or holiday provision at times when the school is not using them. Wraparound care includes, for example:

  • Early morning 'breakfast club' provision
  • After-school childcare which extends beyond the end of the school day during term time
  • Childcare available in the school holidays.

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Timetable and Process for Requests 2019-2020

Time Frame Action
17 March 2020 -
28 April 2020
Annual Request Window
1 May 2020 -
31st May 2020
Considerations of Requests
8 June 2020  Response to Requests

Parents/carers are invited to submit their requests using this online form: The request window has closed for the current year.

Childcare providers are invited to submit their requests using this online form: The request window has closed for the current year.

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The following issues will inform the consideration of requests from parents/carers and childcare providers:

  • the level of demand for wraparound and / or holiday provision for different age groups
  • whether there is existing provision at the academy
  • whether there are nearby schools/academies who would be interested in collaborating to offer wraparound and / or holiday provision to reach a critical mass
  • whether there is suitable space available within the academy to run the wraparound and / or holiday provision at the times requested
  • practical issues such as site security, cleaning etc
  • whether there is existing similar provision available locally
  • whether there is sufficient leadership capacity to manage the provision
  • whether there is evidence of value for money

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