Free Summer 2020 Holiday Activities and Food Programme

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There is a range of extra curricular activities on offer at different times of the year. These have included football, cooking, skipping, dance, musical instruments, arts and craft and ICT. Extra curricular provision is under constant review and we try to organise clubs that capture the interest of the children.


Children and parents are notified in advance about times and dates of activities.

School visits that support and extend the curriculum are a feature of our educational provision.  In accordance with Gateshead LA policy and the Education Act (1988) we request voluntary contributions towards the costs of educational visits.  The contribution helps towards entry, transport and insurance costs.


In addition to day visits that take place in every year group throughout the year we also organise residential visits for our year 4, 5 and 6 children. Through these visits children’s personal and social skills are developed and visits have an outward bound or cultural dimension to them.  A savings club is run to help spread the costs of such visits.


Risk assessments are carried out for all visits and approved by relevant authorities in line with Gateshead Council policy.


The New Mulberry Bush Nursery Provision

We have an excellent relationship with The New Mulberry Bush Nursery who are able to offer our families additional childcare.  New Mulberry Bush Nursery Childcare are based on Wrekenton High Street and already work with several local schools.  Their staff collect children who require childcare from our school at 3.15pm and can also offer to collection from after-school clubs that finish at 4.15pm (for a small additional fee) and taken into the Mulberry Bush until 6pm for an additional £5.  Parents can then collect children from the New Mulberry Bush Childcare before 6pm.  Further information about this service can be obtained from staff in our school office on  01014334079