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Seaview Primary School and Nursery Unit, Belfast

Extended Schools


The Department of Education's extended schools programme aims to improve levels of educational achievement for children and young people by providing the additional support that they might need to help them reach their full potential.

Background to the extended schools programme

Launched in May 2006, over £100 million of funding has been provided through the extended schools programme over the last ten years. The funding allows our school to offer a wide range of services or activities outside of the normal school day to help meet the learning and development needs of pupils, their families and local communities.

Extended schools activities

Extended schools activities are designed to support learning, raise school standards and promote healthy lifestyles, enabling our school to work closely with members of the wider community and connect local people with local services. Some of the activities we provide in school are;

  • breakfast and homework clubs
  • sport
  • art
  • drama
  • ICT
  • programmes for parents and families such as yoga
  • community use of school premises



Extra Curricular Activities

At Seaview Primary School there is a wide range of activities for children to participate in outside the classroom to enrich and enhance their educational experiences. As well as after-school clubs, all children also have opportunities to take part in educational visits and trips.  Pupils in P7 are offered residential visit to Morecambe. 

The children are always enthusiastic about our extra-curricular activities which include: rugby, football, netball, cricket, cross country running, badminton, choir, cycling proficiency etc.  There is clear value in the experiences undertaken.

In Music, the children have the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments (encouraged by performing solos, duets and ensemble pieces in concerts), sing in the choir and produce musical and dramatic performances. We have access to specialist peripatetic tutors in violin, drums and guitar. 

A wealth of sporting activities is offered within Seaview Primary School where we seek to support the development of skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.  We encourage involvement with the local community and other schools both in friendly and competitive tournaments. 

Year 3 pupils have Spanish lessons as part of their curriculum assisted by Belfast Royal Academy Students. An additional after school club is available to Key Stage Two children who wish to develop Spanish.

Clearly, we rely on the strengths and interests of the staff in school and the extra-curricular activities provided may differ throughout the year.