§ Margaret Hodge
The Department does not keep figures on the number of after school and breakfast clubs on offer, by area or school. It is for local authorities and schools to determine what provision will best meet the needs of the young people in the area.
However, more such clubs have been established in a number of schools through Government funding for study support or child care provision. Lancashire local education authority has informed my Department that it has allocated £44,447 from the Department's Standards Fund this year to provide study support opportunities for young people in schools in Chorley. Study support includes activities such as sport, the creative arts and cultural activities, as well as after school and breakfast clubs. Chorley has also received £501,324 this year from the New Opportunities Fund "Out of School Childcare Programme" to fund 627 places.