Extended services through schools
Extended services are extra services and activities offered by schools to pupils, their families and the community. These services often take place outside of normal school hours and can include access to childcare, sports activities and support for learning. Read more about extended services through schools on the Directgov website.
What services are available?
School extended services include:
- Referrals (to targeted and specialist services
- Facilities for the community as a whole
- Parental support
Schools work with each other and local service providers to deliver extended services. These are known as 'cluster partnerships.' Read our school cluster partnerships document to find out which schools are included in each cluster partnership area.
Do all schools offer extended services?
Contact your school for full details of services that are available to you.
Read our Family Information Service page for details about local childcare, playschemes, parenting skills support and activities. Read safeguarding information for service providers. Visit the Department for Education website to read more about the aims of extended services.