Burnley Campus delivers community services, catering and management support services to support the educational and wider aims of the co-located partners and is open to the members of the community from 7.30am until 10.00pm, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.
The range of services available include parental support including family learning programmes with activities delivered such as Stay and Play, Mums and Chums, Dads and Lads, positive parenting classes, ESOL, healthy eating, breakfast and after school clubs.
Specialist Support Services such as counselling services, multi faith activities, weekend study group, diet and fitness clubs and bereavement group are also offered to the community.
Our community access including Adult Learning delivers a wide and varied programme of activities such as community access to the fitness suite, climbing wall, dance studio, sports hall and outdoor pitches. We also offer activities such as swimming lessons, water babies, adult learning classes and conference facility.
Our childcare activities again are varied and we offer holiday clubs, childcare for 3-4 year olds, Twinkle Tots playgroup for 2-3 year olds and an after school club for disabled young people which runs 5 times a week.
Within Burnley Campus, we have indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, conference and meeting rooms, lecture theatre, dance studio, fitness suite, climbing wall, professional reprographic facilities, hydro-therapy pool, a community cafe, and state of the art ICT equipment. These high-quality facilities and services are offered to the local community and businesses at competitive rates. Income from the leisure and conferencing facilities rental forms the bulk of the social enterprise’s income. Surplus generated is used to subsidise the costs of running extended services activities, as well as to subsidise children from low-income families who would like to take part in activities but could not afford to pay. The social enterprise subsidises study support groups across the Campus along with the after school club. Students and pupils benefit from the extended opening hours of the Public Library.
Students in the Sixth Form are offered work experience opportunities with the primary school as teaching assistants and paid employment as welfare assistants. There is also a wider programme of student mentoring which takes place across the Campus and across the age scales. Students have the opportunity to undertake paid employment as sports assistants or café assistants while working in the evening and at weekends for the Social Enterprise.=
The Social Enterprise facilitates all room bookings on Campus ensuring that there are opportunities for partners to access a wide variety of spaces within the entire Campus. This has enhanced the curriculum offer in not only the Sixth Form but the Primary, Primary Special School and Nursery. For example, the nursery children come into the Sixth Form to take dance lessons, primary pupils come into the Sixth Form to take cookery classes, PE classes and use the performing arts areas. All partners take advantage of the fantastic lecture theatre and auditorium spaces within the Sixth Form. The Sixth Form uses the Primary partners Sports Hall and cooking areas.
The social enterprise, schools, library, and faith centre all work seamlessly together with the universal aim of providing an excellent learning environment for students and top quality services for the local community.