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Elm Wood Primary School

Holiday Activities and Food


Booking and session information will go live from Friday 18 March 2022.


More activities will be added over the next few weeks in the lead up to the Easter Holidays. You need to book with each individual activity provider. The details for booking will be on the webpage when you click on the town and then on each activity.  Check with the provider that the programme is suitable for your child’s age range and any additional needs your child has.

Also, only book what you will attend. We want as many eligible children and young people as possible to enjoy the activities. 



Who can access the programme?

The holiday activities and food programme is intended to support all school age children who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

Children who are not in receipt of benefits-related free school meals, but who are considered as in need of this provision by professionals working in Early Help and Schools services can also access the provision.

This may include children assessed as being in need, looked-after children, previously look after children, children with an education, health and care plan (EHC), children assessed as otherwise vulnerable, or children living in areas of high deprivation

What's included?

Each eligible child or young person will be able to access up to 4 days provision during the holidays. Each provider will offer:

· At least one meal that meets school meal standards during the session.

· Enjoyable activities. These vary from provider to provider but may include creative, enriching or physical activities.

· Socialising and friendly spaces to build relationships.





How do I register?

View the activities that are in each of the townships; Heywood, Rochdale, Middleton and Pennines. These will be displayed from the 18th March 2022 and updated in the lead up to Easter.

Each provider will take their own bookings.  The booking information will be under the activities on offer.

Check with the provider that the programme is suitable for your child's age range and any additional needs your child has.

Programme places are offered on a first come first served basis. Where a programme is full, you can register with alternative providers.

What if my child attends a school outside Rochdale Borough, or lives outside of Rochdale Borough?

If a child is eligible for Free School Meals, and attends a Rochdale Borough school, or lives within Rochdale Borough, then they are eligible to sign up to the Rochdale Borough Holiday Activities and Food programme.

If they don't live in, or go to school in Rochdale Borough, then you need to go to the relevant local authority (council) site. The Holiday Activity and Food Programme is a nationwide initiative.