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Last reviewed on 9 August 2021
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Read our guidance on setting up an after-school club, including finance and business planning, use of premises, Ofsted registration, and staffing. You'll also find guidance on clubs that are off-site or run by third parties.

This article is based on guidance from the Out of School Alliance (OOSA).

Check the existing local provision

You can search for providers on your council website. 

If there are already plenty of nearby options for parents, there might not be a gap in the market for your own wraparound provision.

However, if yours will be mostly for pupils at your school and based on site, it could be an easier option for parents. As such, it could still be worth going ahead, provided there's a need for it in your school community.

Find out if there's demand

Send an online questionnaire through your parent communication channel – you can use Google Forms or Survey Monkey*, for example (* please note that the mention of these products is not an endorsement from The Key) Hand out a paper questionnaire

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