Redbridge Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme

HAF Winter 2022 bookings now open! See below for more info and how to book 

Also known as HAF, this programme is being provided to enable eligible children to access the following during the school holidays:

  • Daily physical activity
  • Enriching activities
  • Nutritional education

Children and young people who took part in last year’s programme had a great time and made new friends too.

When is HAF available?

Our HAF sessions are available as follows:

  • 1 week in the Winter holidays
  • 1 week in the Easter holidays
  • 4 weeks in the Summer holidays

We usually offer 4 days per week but this can change depending on the holiday dates available. 

Is my child eligible? 

Children must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a HAF place:

  • In Reception up to Year 11
  • In receipt of benefits-related Free School Meals (FSM)

We are able to offer a limited number of additional places to children and young people who do not meet this criteria but are vulnerable. Referrals are considered from education, health and social care professionals. 

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When bookings are opened for the next HAF scheme, booking details will be shown below. If there are no details below, or you want us to keep in touch, you can join our HAF mailing list by providing your name and email and we will send you an email with the details when the next HAF is open for bookings. Join our HAF mailing list here


Book now for HAF Winter 2022

When is HAF Winter 2022?

You can choose from the following days:

  • Wednesday 21 December 2022
  • Thursday 22 December 2022
  • Friday 23 December 2022

Please note that Hainault Youth Centre will not be open on Friday 23 December 2022.  

What locations are available?

Children who are currently in Reception to Year 7 will be able to apply for one of the following sites:

  • Coppice Primary School, Manford Way, Chigwell, IG7 4AL
  • Cranbrook Primary School, The Drive, Ilford, IG1 3PS
  • Farnham Green Primary School, Royal Close, Seven Kings, IG3 8UY
  • Fullwood Primary School, Burford Close, Barkingside, IG6 1ER
  • Highlands Primary School, Highlands Gardens, Ilford, IG1 3LE
  • Mayespark Primary School, Goodmayes Lane, Goodmayes, IG3 9PX
  • Roding Primary School, Roding Lane North, Woodford, IG8 8NP
  • Uphall Primary School, Uphall Road, Ilford, IG1 2JD
  • Wanstead Youth Centre, Elmcroft Avenue, Wanstead, E11 2DB
  • Woodlands Primary School, Loxford Lane, Ilford, IG1 2PY

Young people who are currently in Years 7 to 11 will be able to apply for one of the following sites:

  • Hainault Youth Centre, Huntsman Road, Hainault, IG6 3SY
  • Oaks Park High School, Oaks Lane, Newbury Park, IG2 7PQ
  • Seven Kings School (secondary site), Ley Street, Ilford, IG2 7BT

We are currently confirming availability for pupils with complex Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and who have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP). If your child currently attends a special school and you would like to be considered for a Winter 2022 place, please email us at 

What times are available?

You can choose from the following drop off and collection times. All children and young people will receive a free hot meal on each day booked, regardless of whether they are attending a full day, morning session or afternoon session:

HAF location Full day opening hours Morning session opening hours Afternoon session opening hours
Children in Reception to Year 7
Coppice Primary  9.30am-3.30pm 9.30am-1.30pm 11.30am-3.30pm
Cranbrook Primary  9.30am-3.30pm 9.30am-1.30pm 11.30am-3.30pm
Farnham Green Primary  9.00am-3.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm 11.00am-3.00pm
Fullwood Primary  9.30am-3.30pm 9.30am-1.30pm 11.30am-3.30pm
Highlands Primary  9.30am-3.30pm 9.30am-1.30pm 11.30am-3.30pm
Mayespark Primary  9.30am-3.30pm 9.30am-1.30pm 11.30am-3.30pm
Roding Primary  9.30am-3.30pm 9.30am-1.30pm 11.30am-3.30pm
Uphall Primary  9.30am-3.30pm 9.30am-1.30pm 11.30am-3.30pm
Wanstead Youth  9.00am-3.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm 11.00am-3.00pm
Woodlands Primary  8.30am-2.30pm 8.30am-1.00pm 10.30am-2.30pm
Children in Year 7 to Year 11
Hainault Youth (closed 23 Dec 2022) 10.30am-4.30pm 10.30am-2.30pm 12.00pm-4.30pm
Oaks Park School 10.30am-4.30pm 10.30am-2.30pm 12.00pm-4.30pm
Seven Kings School 9.00am-3.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm 11.00am-3.00pm

Can I apply for a place?

Your child will need to meet both of the following criteria:

  • In receipt of benefits-related Free School Meals (not including those accessing universal entitlement unless they also meet the benefits-related criteria for FSM)
  • Currently in Reception to Year 11

Please only apply for one place per child. If your requested location is full we will offer alternative available places. 

Extended hours available for working parents and carers

We are now offering limited places where working families can access paid extended hours before and after the HAF programme. This would be a private arrangement between you and the provider. These places are available at the following location:

  • Wanstead Youth Centre, Elmcroft Avenue, Wanstead, E11 2DB

How do I book?

Complete the relevant booking form (links below) by 11.59pm on Monday 12 December 2022. You will need to complete one form per child. 

Completing a booking form is your request for a place. Your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from us by email. Emails will be sent to you via

Completing a booking form provides your consent for us to use your information in the ways stated on the form. If you have any queries or concerns about how we will use your data please contact us at before submitting your request. 

Booking forms for Reception to Year 7:

Booking forms for Year 7 to Year 11:

Referrals for vulnerable children

We have limited places for vulnerable children who are not in receipt of benefits-related Free School Meals and we welcome referrals from colleagues in education, health and social care. Please make a referral here. This form is not open to families and can only be completed by a professional. 

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