From September 2016 funding for Family of Schools has been withdrawn and it is unfortunate that the school can no longer run these activities.
What are extended services and extracurricular activities?
Extracurricular activities used to be referred to as extended services – don’t let the name change confuse you! Extracurricular activities are exactly that – extra activities provided by schools for children and young people. These activities are not only for the students of the school, but also for their families and the wider community.
Services may include childcare, support for parents, adult learning classes, access to specialist services such as health, and a range of activities for children and their families. We work closely with libraries, Adult Education, Children’s Centres, School Sport, the Youth Service and other organisations to develop these services.
Why are extracurricular activities important?
There is evidence that by providing additional activities it can help to:
Improve student attendance, behaviour, self-confidence and motivation,
and therefore potential for impact on achievement
• Better enable teachers to focus on teaching and learning
• Enhance access to services for children, young people and families
• Support vulnerable children and their families
• Provide wider community access to ICT, sports and arts facilities
What’s happening at Sherburn High?
At Sherburn High School we are already providing a range of extra activities and facilities for the students and the wider community throughout the school day, before and after school hours, and during some weekends and school holidays.
We currently offer
• A wide range of extra-curricular activities – such as sports clubs, science, drama, and music
• Family and adult education classes
• Support services for parents – this includes Positive Parenting courses
• Community access to sports facilities and room hire after school, weekends and during holidays. We currently hire out sports facilities to people in the local community and the Youth Service runs a club twice a week.
If you are interested in joining a club at Sherburn High, please speak to your form tutor. If you are interested in using the school facilities, please contact Sherburn High School who will be able to direct your call. For any other enquiries, please contact the Family of Schools Co-ordinator Keith Aspden who will be able to help.
What is the Tadcaster and Sherburn Family of Schools?
Sherburn High School works as part of the local Family of Schools. This allows us to develop and expand the services offered to students and the community in partnership with local primary schools. The Family of Schools includes:
• Athelstan Primary School
Family of Schools Fund – Funding for activities out of school
Is your child eligible for Free School Meals or “looked after” (otherwise known as ‘in care’)? If so, then they could access money to attend out of school activities. If your child would like to take part in an activity that takes place out of school time all you need to do is contact the Family of Schools Co-ordinator who will help you to complete an application.
Examples of activities that we might fund could be:
- After-school clubs/Breakfast clubs
As part of extra curricular activities, we host activities across the local area during the school holidays. Check here for the latest information!
For further information about Family of School activities please contact Keith Aspden, Family of Schools Co-ordinator, on 01937 837614 or better still email firstname.lastname@example.org