School Holiday Provision

School holiday provision for young people with SEND.

Activities for All are commissioned to challenge and develop universal activity groups (football, gymnastics, drama, arts classes, and others) to be welcoming and inclusive to disabled children aged 4 to 18 years old in Leeds.

Scope does this in two ways.

  • Scope employs a team of sessional workers to support children in universal activities on a short-term basis. These are not a one-to-one workers, they provide a bridging service where both the disabled child and the universal activity group receive support and establish a relationship. This is a short-term basis approach where the sessional worker withdraws, the child can continue to attend and is supported by the activity. Click here to self-refer.
  • Secondly, Scope works directly in supporting universal activity providers in completing Scope's Inclusive Activity Award. These services are signposted to families as inclusive activities and great places to attend for short breaks and activities.

Contact Details: leeds@scope.org.uk

 

This service has been commissioned to provide Targeted Short Breaks provision until March 2024

School Holiday Provision

Fun Activities and Short Breaks Catalogue 2024-25

This catalogue lists in detail fun activities and short breaks currently available to children and young people aged 0-18 in Leeds.

click here to download the short breaks and fun activities catalogue 2024/25

If you would like your child to access a targeted short breaks / fun activity please complete the expression of interest form.

Healthy Holidays in Leeds

The aim of the Programme is to tackle the food insecurity and hunger, isolation and inactivity experienced by many children and young people during the school holidays.

The Healthy Holidays programme is principally for primary and secondary aged children and young people who are in receipt of benefits related free school meals, including those identifying as having a SEND. 85% of participants should be in receipt of benefits related school meals but there is flexibility to provide places for children and young people who are deemed otherwise vulnerable. The Programme runs during the end of term holidays but not during half term breaks.

The HAF Programme aims to enable eligible children and young people to take part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment.

Key elements of the programme include: 60 mins of physical activity; a nutritious, hot meal each session; nutritional education for children and families and signposting and referral opportunities for households involved.

Leeds Healthy Holidays aims to provide a wide range of enriching activities for children and young people, including, but not restricted to, arts & crafts, sports & games, gardening & harvesting, outdoor crafts, cooking activities and digital creativity.

We work with Leeds Community Foundation to administer third sector provision and centrally to commission schools and Leeds City Council provision. We are lucky to have multiple providers and varied provision in Leeds through schools, third sector organisations, Community Hubs and Breeze.

click here to visit the Leeds Healthy Holidays website

For questions or further information, please email healthyholidays@leeds.gov.uk

School holiday provision

Short breaks are activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) that enable them to have fun, spend time with friends and build their confidence and skills in a safe environment. Activities can last from one hour up to full weekend (residential) opportunities.

24th to 28th July 

  • ASAS summer scheme (Mon 29th July – Fri 9th Aug)
  • Endorphins multi-activity sessions in south Leeds (Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm)
  • BID Leeds (TBC)

29th July to 4th August 

  • ASAS summer scheme
  • West Leeds Activity Centre holiday club (TBC)
  • Endorphins multi-activity sessions in south Leeds (Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm)

5th to 11th August

  • ASAS summer scheme
  • ASAS Activity days @ Lineham Farm (Mon 12 – Tues 13 August)
  • West Leeds Activity Centre Holiday Club (TBC)
  • Leeds Mencap Playscheme (Age 4 to 8)
  • Endorphins multi-activity sessions in south Leeds (Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm)
  • BID Leeds (TBC)

12th to 18th August 

  • Leeds Mencap Playscheme (Age 13 to 18)
  • Endorphins multi-activity sessions in south Leeds (Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm)
  • BID Leeds (TBC)

19th to 25th August

  • Leeds Mencap playscheme (age 9 to 12)
  • Endorphins multi-activity sessions in south Leeds (Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm)
  • BID Leeds (TBC)

26th August to 3rd September

  • West Leeds Activity Centre Holiday Club (TBC)
  • Endorphins multi-activity sessions in south Leeds (Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm)
  • BID Leeds (TBC)

You can find out more about short breaks and fun activities in the Short Breaks and Fun Activities Guide