HAF Holiday Club Booking Form

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HAF (Holiday, Activity and Food Programme)

To book a place please scroll down to the bottom of the page to complete the booking form.

What is the Holiday, Activity and Food Programme? 

The HAF programme is a government funded scheme, run during the Easter, Summer and Xmas/ Jan school holidays. Its aim is to provide support to children and families who are in receipt of free school meals that are benefit related. The scheme funds 4 hour sessions over four days for the Easter and Xmas/Jan school holidays and funds 4 hour sessions over 16 days of the summer holidays. These holidays and dates are advertised on our holiday club newsletter and can be booked on the booking form below.  

Who is the HAF programme for? 

The HAF holiday provision is for school aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals. This FUNDING IS NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER 5 yrs old.

How will I know if my child is entitled to the sessions? 

Your child must attend either a Derby City School or a Derbyshire school. The funding is NOT availble for children in nuresery aged children. They must recieve benefit-related free school meals (FSM). These are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, and have a claim verified by their school or local authority.

These may include:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance 

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance 

  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 

  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit 

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190) 

  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit 

  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get) 

What is involved in the HAF session? 

The HAF sessions are on certain days of the school holiday. Please see the booking form below for dates. Each session is 4 hours long. Within the session time children will receive a hot lunch, 60 minutes sport or physical exercise, enrichment activities such as arts and crafts, science projects, growing & nature or music and drama. Within the sessions children will also get the chance to take part in baking and cookery activities, that teach them key skills, learn about healthy lifestyles and the correct nutritional balance to be healthy. We do encourage children to bring their own water bottle however drinks are always available. 

Where are the HAF sessions held?

The HAF sessions are available at the following venues; 

  • Allestree –St Edmund’s Church Hall, Kingscroft, Allestree, DE22 2FN (Derby City Children 5-8 years)
  • Kilburn- Kilburn Baptist Church, Highfield Rd, Kilburn, Belper DE56 0LT (Derbyshire Children 5-14 years)

Sessions will run from 10am-2pm.

How do I sign my children up?

  1. If you have not used any of our services before you will first need to complete a registration form. 
  2. Once you have registered, we will email to confirm we have received the registration form and ask you for your code and child’s school.
  3. Once you’ve registered you can then book sessions in using the HAF booking form below. 

We can no longer accept last minute bookings at holiday club. Bookings received with less than 48 hours notice to the date required will not be booked in.

We have a limited number of places each day for higher needed SEND children. Once our allocated spaces have been filled, we unfortunately will not be able to provide a place as staffing have been allocated according to the set number of places. Please make sure any new targets and EHCP's are shared with us to keep children's profiles up to date.

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