Happy healthy holidays

Our holiday clubs are open to all children and young people, not just to those who received a place funded by the HAF programme. We regularly run holiday clubs, check our Facebook page for details on current holiday provision.

Since 2018, the HAF programme has provided support to children in receipt of free school meals through holiday periods. There are many benefits for children who attend the HAF programme:

  • receiving healthy and nutritious meals
  • maintaining a healthy level of physical activity
  • being happy, having fun and meeting new friends
  • developing a greater understanding of food, nutrition and other health-related issues
  • taking part in fun and engaging activities that support their development
  • feeling safe and secure
  • getting access to the right support services
  • returning to school feeling engaged and ready to learn

Families can also benefit, when HAF providers include their needs in planning and delivering their programme.

The HAF programme funding is primarily for school aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals (FSM).

Benefits-related FSMs are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits and have a claim verified by their school or local authority.