Welcome to Outside Education

Who are we?

Outside Education Group is a non-profit 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.


Our timetable for Autumn 2023 will be available shortly. Please contact us with any questions.

Day Time Session Location Age/Level

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

We follow the Bury schools holiday pattern.

Autumn 2023

Starts: Monday 4 September 2023
Half term: Monday 23 October 2023 to Friday 27 October 2023
Ends: Friday 22 December 2023

Spring 2024

Starts: Thursday 4 January 2024
Half term: Monday 19 February 2024 to Friday 23 February 2024
Ends: Thursday 28 March 2024
Good Friday: 29 March 2024 and Easter Monday: 1 April 2024

Summer 2024

Starts: Monday 15 April 2024
Bank Holiday: 6 May 2024
Half term: Monday 27 May 2024 to Friday 31 May 2024
Ends: Friday 19 July 2024

Summer Specials: TBC

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.