Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF)
Winter HAF 2023
The Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) has been expanded to cover all of England, and this is the third year that the programme is run at Apple Tree Farm.
This holiday provision is for school-aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals.
Benefits-related free school meals (FSM) are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits. To check if your child is eligible to apply for the programme, please visit this page Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme – Education and Families (devon.gov.uk) for more information.
At Apple Tree Farm, the HAF provision involves groups of 10 children, with differing abilities, working together in the day-to-day activities with our animals and environment.
Alongside this, we may commission external providers of activities or plan trips and outings with the children.
The farm’s term time activities and general expertise lie with supporting children with SEND. Our HAF offering is to prioritise children who are in receipt of benefits-related free school meals, PLUS meet the extended criteria (ie child with SEND, EHCP, Carer etc)
There will always be a heavily staffed programme for everyone’s enjoyment and for those who required additional support in a group setting.