Easter Courses

Easter Courses 2020 – CANCELLED
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

With COVID-19 being declared a pandemic and based on the advice provided by Public health England (PHE), the School has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Easter Courses. We hope all will understand why the School has had to take these necessary measures to safeguard our pupils and staff. 


Our Easter courses are available for 7 to 11 year olds and are packed with fun and engaging projects to keep children active and entertained during the Easter break. Our stunning location, knowledgeable staff and excellent facilities provide the perfect base and opportunity to get creative in art and craft, cookery, drama and dance or to explore the outdoors with bush craft skills, geocaching, team games and adventure sports.

We also offer two Sports Academies (Hockey and Cricket) aimed at 11 to 16 year olds which are run by professional England coaches and International players. 


The courses are designed to suit all levels of ability and are open to all children, including boys and girls who are not pupils at the school. Day and residential options are available, and children are cared for in a safe and secure environment under the watchful eye of our experienced coaches and pastoral staff.


Courses are four days per week from 9am – 5pm. Discretionary part week places may be available on some courses (please email to enquire).

Week One 6-9 April 2020 Week Two 14-17 April 2020
Explore, Create & Build (age 7-11) Action & Adventure (age 7-11)
Hockey Academy (age 11-16) Cricket Academy (age 11-16)
Accordion Explore, Create & Build (age 7-11)
Do you dream of being an architect? Or of creating the next generation's comic superhero characters? Is Junior Bake-Off your favourite show? Or is a woodland nature sculpture more your style? Whatever your creative desires, our talented teachers will inspire your ideas and take you on a journey of exploration through a wealth of engaging and fun-filled projects. You will work with a wide range of materials and learn new skills to unleash your creativity; be it in the kitchen, the woodland, the art studio or the technology suite. You will experiment, design, innovate and construct while learning a host of techniques to continue your creative journey beyond this varied and fun-packed course.
Course content will be delivered both indoors and outdoors (dependent on weather) and will include a selection of the following:
  • Printmaking
  • Paper craft
  • Lantern making
  • Badge making
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Comic storyboarding
  • Sphero coding
  • Stop motion animation
  • Sewing and needlework
  • Cooking and baking
  • Dance and drama
  • Construction
  • Den building
  • Bow and arrow making
  • Miniature boat building
  • Bushcraft
Accordion Hockey Academy (age 11-16)
One of our most popular courses promises to deliver again this year with a skills-packed teaching programme to cover defending, attacking, passing and receiving techniques, along with the tactics and strategies for set pieces, penalty corners and conditioned games.
Accordion Action & Adventure (age 7-11)
As the title suggests, this course is adventurous and action-packed. Many activities will be weather dependent, so we roll with the Northern climes and choose daily activities to fit the conditions. Come dressed for adventure and eat an extra Weetabix for breakfast – you’re going to need stamina, dexterity, sharp wit and a good cagoule! Adventures may require your quick-thinking, problem-solving brain while geocaching or treasure hunting, or your physical strength and skill on the mountain bike track or tree climbing mission. If we cannot be outside, we come in to play team games, plan a route to navigate on the next adventure, or test your appetite for heights on our indoor climbing wall.
Course content will be delivered mainly outdoors, with indoor activities when the weather is poor, and will include a selection of the following: 
  • Bushcraft
  • Scavenger hunting
  • Campfire activities
  • Multi-sport
  • Games
  • Nature walk
  • Foraging
  • Tree climbing
  • Slackline walking
  • Bow and arrow making
  • Den building
  • Climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Geocaching
  • Orienteering
  • Abseiling
Accordion Cricket Academy (age 11-16)
The perfect pre-season preparation to get all budding cricketers ready for the new season. Our experienced coaches focus on improving individual skills and performance through games, match play, drills and technique analysis. Catching machines, video analysis and some of the best cricket facilities in the region guarantee a first-class course and excellent progress in all aspects of the game.

Course Fees

Courses are four days per week from 9am - 5pm. Discretionary part week places may be available on some courses (please email to enquire). 

Easter Activity Courses & Sports Academies Full price Early bird rate (available until 31.01.2020)
Sports or Activity course (DAY) £220 £185
Sports or Activity course (RESIDENTIAL) £370 £335
Residential per single night £60 n/a
Residential per night (two night stay) £50 n/a