Childs Hill & Claremont Federation

BACE Holiday Club

BACE across our federation has been running since the Summer of 2021. It started out with a program for 30 children that is fully funded for the FSM families of the local community. The days ran from 9am - 1pm and the children could take part in a wide variety of activities from Art to sports. The purpose of the program was to provide FSM children with an Active and Healthy day which incorporated healthy eating along with a hot meal. 

The program has been a huge success and we have seen over 5000 children over the last 2 and a half years. Quite possibly the biggest BACE program in Barnet.

What is BACE Holidays?

BACE Holidays is organised and run by Barnet Council and Young Barnet Foundation and fully funded by the Department for Education.

BACE holidays supports children and young people in Reception - Year 11 who receive benefit-related Free School Meals* in the borough of Barnet.

School holidays can be pressure points for some families due to increased costs and reduced incomes. BACE Holidays provide engaging and healthy activities with an emphasis on physical, emotional, and nutritional wellbeing during the school holidays. Activities may include football, cricket, arts and crafts, performing arts and lots more.

If your child is eligble, or is in receipt of benefit-related Free School Meals* and would like to apply to attend BACE Holiday camps click below to register for BACE Holidays.

BACE Holiday Form *Benefit-related free school meals (FSM) are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, and have a claim verified by their school or local authority.

Universal Infant Free School Meals - All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 in England’s state-funded schools receive a free meal under the Department for Education (DfE) Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM) policy. However, infant pupils who receive a free meal under UIFSM must also be eligible for benefits-related FSM to be able to access a place on the HAF programme.