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Community Focused Schools: Circular 34/03

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This circular provides guidance to schools and their key partners on how they can develop such services.

It covers:

  • what is meant by a community focused school and the benefits involved (Section 1);
  • the legal background to the provision of community services and activities (Section 2);
  • the key types of activities and services a school may wish to provide (Section 3);
  • the key partners that need to be involved and consulted (Section 4);
  • the practicalities involved in providing community services and activities (Section 5);
  • the financial issues involved in providing community services and activities (Section 6);
  • and the key steps schools may find helpful in taking this forward (Section 7).