The Department of Education’s extended schools programme aims to improve levels of educational achievement for disadvantaged children and young people by providing the additional support that they might need to help them reach their full potential.

At Wyvern Academy, we value all opportunities available to our pupils and their families. Darlington Local Authority plans and delivers a great extended schools service which we hope you can take advantage of. Please follow the links bellow to find out further information.

Background to the extended schools programme;

Launched in May 2006, over £100 million of funding has been provided through the extended schools programme over the last ten years. The funding allows those schools and local authorities serving the most disadvantaged areas to offer a wide range of services or activities outside of the normal school day to help meet the learning and development needs of pupils, their families and local communities.

Extended schools activities;

Extended schools activities are designed to support learning, raise school standards and promote healthy lifestyles, enabling schools to work closely with members of the wider community and connect local people with local services. Some examples include

  • breakfast or homework clubs
  • sport
  • art
  • drama
  • ICT
  • programmes for parents and families
  • community use of school premises

Family Workshop

Intensive Support Service