Extended Services

We believe that Extended Services plays a vital role in student achievement, sense of belonging and general wellbeing as well as providing a crucial resource across the generations of the local community. We believe that a community college should be embedded into the community and welcome all ages and abilities. Learning is at the heart of everything that we do.

Including the whole community

Pre-school

Rated Ofsted 'Outstanding', with sessions every day for preschool children from 2+.

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Before and after-school club

Childcare setting, for primary aged children mainly from Old Mill Primary School. 

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Stay and play

Wednesday morning session for pre-school aged children accompanied by their parent / carer.

Breakfast club

Targeted breakfast clubs for our secondary aged learners.

Children's Centre

We have close links with the Broughton Astley Children's Centre, based on-site.

Affiliated groups

We host a range of affiliated groups in the college premises, both daytime and evening.

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Luncheon clubs

Bi-weekly Luncheon Clubs and a monthly Tea Dance for older members of the community.

Sea Cadets

We have a strong working partnership with the Sea Cadets, for young people and youth aged 10-16, based at our college. 

Teacher training

Primary and Secondary teacher training as well as a range of training courses for teaching and support staff across Leicestershire schools.

Sharing, caring and giving time as needed

5 core areas of Extended Services

  1. Quality Childcare including Ofsted registered Nursery, Mother and Toddler group, Breakfast and After School Club, summer play scheme.
  2. A Varied Menu of Activities provides a safe place for young people to be.  Activities include Study Support, Art and Craft, Sports Coaching, ICT, Arts Award, Literacy Breakfast Club, Science Crest Award, Street Games, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Lets Get Cooking and Arts Productions.
  3. Parenting Support is provided through courses such as Living with Teenagers, Grounded, The Working Together Project and Fun and Families.  In addition, parents are given help with transition, supporting their child’s learning as well as being signposted to external agencies.  In addition, the Broughton Astley Children’s Centre opened Autumn 2010.
  4. Swift and Easy Referral to a wide range of specialist support services such as Speech Therapy, School Nurse, New Directions, Educational Psychologist and Educational Welfare.
  5. Community Access to College facilities include amongst others Adult Learning, Family Learning, Youth Groups, Affiliated Groups, NHS Walking Group, Stephenson College Courses and the Senior Citizen Luncheon Club.

Making a positive difference

Extended Services supports our commitment to the Every Child Matters Agenda which enables young people to be Safe, Healthy, to Enjoy and Achieve, to be Economically Active and to make a Positive Contribution.


We understand that working with others will enhance our provisions and aim to work in partnership with other agencies for the best interests of children, young people, parents and the local community.

Useful contact numbers

School Nurse – Sue O’Connor

01455 553034


Attendance Improvement officer

01455 283263


0-5yrs Family Outreach Worker (Broughton Astley Children’s Centre) – Jill Allen

0116 3057142


Leicestershire Family Information Service

0116 3056545