Following a period of consultation with parents, the school engaged with a wraparound care provider (Woodleys) and secured, in principle, a suitable premises adjoining school from which to run the provision.
Unfortunately, interest in the proposed wraparound care offer was extremely low. Of the 5 families who responded to Woodleys, 4 required occasional use and only 1 family required regular use. At this level of uptake, the provision is not financially viable for Woodleys to proceed.
Some parents, who expressed an interest in wraparound care as part of the school's early consultation, have provided feedback to me, citing cost, lack of current childcare need and finding suitable alternatives as reasons for not taking up the Woodleys offer.
Wraparound care remains an item on our Full Governing Body agenda and we will continue to explore this at tonight's FGB meeting.
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