Welcome to Outside Education

Who are we?

Outside Education is an education provider with a difference. We deliver fun outside-the-box learning experiences, with many sessions taking place outdoors in Heaton Park through our partnership with Incredible Edible Heaton Park.

We provide resources and support for children outside the UK school system, whether home educated by choice or because other schools have been unable to meet their needs.

We run inclusive educational clubs and classes throughout the week. This is child-centred learning delivered by qualified staff with SEND experience.

We are Ofsted registered and work with schools, local authorities and other educators to enrich their curricula and support for children with neuro-diversities and disabilities.

Summer Term Timetable

Day Time Session Location Age/Level
Monday 11:00 – 12:30 IGCSE Spanish OE Hub GCSE
13:00 – 15:00 Co-ordinated Sciences Double Award (2-GCSEs) OE Hub GCSE
Tuesday 10:30 – 11:30 Exploring Spanish OE Hub 8-12 years
11:45 – 12:45 Computing & ICT OE Hub 8-12 years
13:15 – 15:00 Science Investigations OE Hub 8-12 years
Wednesday 11:00 – 12:45 IGCSE Maths OE Hub GCSE
Thursday 10:00 – 11:30 Craft Club IEHP Garden 6+ years
11:45 – 12:45 Mindful Maths IEHP Garden 6-10 years
13:15 – 15:00 Exploring Science IEHP Garden 6-10 years
Friday 10:00 – 14:00 Fridays in the Garden IEHP Garden 8+ years
10:30 – 11:15 Music Time with Nicky Kay OE Hub Families
with 0-5s

Please view the booking pages for further details.

Individual and small group sessions are also available, including GCSE and A-level tuition.

1-to-1 tuition = £30 per hour
Small study groups (2-5 children) = £20 per child

Every child will keep a portfolio of their work providing them with both a resource of knowledge and a record of their learning adventure.

Term Dates

Autumn 2021

Starts: Monday 6th September 2021
Half term: Monday 25 October 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021
Ends: Friday 17 December 2021 for Primary and KS3 classes | Wednesday 22nd December 2021 for IGCSE classes

Spring 2022

Starts: Tuesday 4 January 2022
Half term: Monday 14 February 2022 to Friday 18 February 2022
Ends: Friday 8 April 2022
Good Friday: 15 April 2022 and Easter Monday: 18 April 2022

Summer 2022

Starts: Tuesday 19 April 2022
Bank Holiday: 2 May 2022
Half term: Monday 30 May 2022 to Friday 3 June 2022
Ends: Friday 22 July 2022

Community Hub

The Outside Education Community Hub and Training Centre on Windsor Road in Prestwich opened its doors in September 2020.

The large training room (7m x 3m) and smaller meeting room (3m x 2.5m) can be hired by community groups and businesses. Both rooms have sensory, colour-changing lighting and provide a comfortable environment for therapy as well as training and clubs.

Horticulture Programme for Schools and Alternative Provision

Outside Education’s AP team are based at the Incredible Edible Heaton Park community garden and orchard, with some sessions taking place at the Hub. The small group size allows each child to progress at their own level and to explore their potential.

A connection with nature is incredibly important. Working with plants and the soil is a very sensory experience and is great for mental health and wellbeing. The students learn about horticulture, conservation and the environment, have fun with eco-crafts and explore science is an entirely new way.

The AP team’s horticulture programme for schools is tailored for each school and includes assisting the students and their support staff with designing and creating a nature space in their own school or community. Contact us for details.

Key Terms and Conditions

  1. If a class is cancelled your payment will be carried forward to your next booking or a refund will be made.
  2. If you are unable to attend a booked session, please contact us to see if we can accommodate you with a different group.
  3. The sessions will take place both undercover and in the open air. Appropriate clothing and footwear is required according to the weather conditions. This being Manchester, wellies and raincoats are recommended for sessions in The Garden.
  4. For classes in The Garden the usual Heaton Park parking charges apply.

Please view our full Terms and Conditions here.


Please go to the following page for the latest official information on the coronavirus situation in the UK and locally – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public.

Please also view this guidance for schools and educational settings – Coronavirus advice for educational settings poster (PDF).

Please ask if you would like a copy of our risk assessments for sessions at the hub and the community garden.