An extended school is one that provides a range of activities and services, often beyond the school day, to help meet the needs of its pupils, their families and the wider community. Some of these services may be provided by teaching and support staff working in the school; others may be provided by outside providers at a small charge. To provide a richer range of activities and support for children, young people and their families, many schools in Hampshire have chosen to work as a community partnership with other schools and voluntary & statutory organisations.
There is strong evidence that extended services can help to:
improve pupil attainment, self-confidence, motivation and attendance;
reduce exclusion rates;
better enable techers to focus on teaching and learning;
enhance children's and families access to services.
Therefore, the extended day at Uplands Primary school is being developed to give children the opportunity to enhance their learning by offering them new experiences not always available in the normal curriculum.
Starting in October 2009, Kidz club will be operating a breakfast club and an after school club for children from Uplands primary school. Please see the link on the left for further details.