Management Information Sheet

Schools' Support for the Summer Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme

MI Sheet TypeInformation
MI Number:139/21
Publication Date:10/09/2021 12:00:00
LA Contact:Chris Snudden
Audience:All schools

Schools' Support for the Summer Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme

We want to say a huge thank you for all your support in hosting, delivering and promoting the Summer Big Norfolk Holiday Fun programme.

This Summer, over 83 providers created nearly 50,000 places across school and non-school settings, with thousands of children accessing the programme across the county. Feedback that we have been receiving is that children are getting experiences they otherwise wouldn't have had the chance to, they've met new friends, they're more physically active and they are learning about and eating healthy food.

The next programme will run during the festive holidays, we will be running the face to face programme across four days 20-23 December.

Hosting activities at school sites has proved a very successful model, whether activities are delivered by an external provider or the school delivering activities themselves. The site is familiar to families and your knowledge of your pupils helps ensure that the families who can benefit most attend the sessions.

Activities will be funded for those eligible for means tested free school meals but we would encourage a blended model where paid-for places (or free places funded outside of Big Norfolk Holiday Fun) are available on the same scheme for non-eligible families.

We would like to grow this model of delivery and would like to understand whether you might be able to support by delivering or hosting on your site(s), we would be grateful if you could complete our expression of interest.

For more information, please get in touch at

Best wishes

Chris Snudden, Director of Learning and Inclusion