Welcome to Outside Education

Who are we?

Outside Education is an alternative education provider, out-of-school club and tuition company with a difference. We deliver fun, outside-the-box learning experiences, with many sessions taking place in Heaton Park through our partnership with Incredible Edible Heaton Park.

Our focus is on the community.

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

We run inclusive educational clubs and classes throughout the week. This is hands-on, fun learning delivered by qualified staff with SEND experience.

We work with schools, councils and other alternative provisions to enrich their curricula and support for children with neuro-diversities and disabilities.

Autumn Term Timetable

Day Time Session Location Age/Level
Monday 09:30 – 15:30 IGCSE Classes OE Hub 13-16 years
10:00 – 11:30 – Computing & ICT (2-GCSEs) OE Hub GCSE
11:45 – 12:45 – Spanish OE Hub GCSE
13:15 – 15:00 – Combined Science Dual Award (2-GCSEs) OE Hub GCSE
Tuesday 09:00 – 10:15 Lingotot Early Years Spanish OE Hub 3-7 years
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 09:30 – 13:00 IGCSE Classes OE Hub 13-16 years
10:00 – 11:30 – Maths OE Hub GCSE
11:45 – 12:45 – Business Studies OE Hub GCSE
13:15 – 15:00 Exploring Science OE Hub 6-10 years
Thursday 10:30 – 11:30 Fun with Phonics OE Hub 4-7 years
11:45 – 12:45 Mindful Maths OE Hub 6-10 years
13:15 – 15:00 Exploring Science OE Hub 6-10 years
16:00 – 17:30 Science Club at the Hub OE Hub 8-13 years
Friday 10:30 – 11:15
11:30 – 12:15
Music Time with Nicky Kay OE Hub Families
with 0-5s
14:00 – 15:15 Cook Stars Classes OE Hub 2-11 years
16:00 – 17:15 Cook Stars After School Club OE Hub 4-11 years

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 = £25 per hour
Small study groups (2-5 children) = £15 per hour 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.

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.
  5. We invite parents to stay and join in if you feel this will be beneficial to your child.

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.