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Children's University

What exactly is the Children's University?

It's an organisation which signposts you to exciting learning activities which take place outside the normal school day - it could be before school, during lunchtime, after school, during weekends or holidays etc. The activities are all voluntary, it is up to you to choose what you do and when, and the learning always has a link to something you could go on to do at a 'grown up' university.  Children's University is run by the Children's University (CU) Trust.

At our school

Our school is proud to be part of Warrington Children’s University, a national scheme that encourages voluntary learning beyond the school day.  Warrington Children’s University runs alongside The Wolves Foundation.

Children are rewarded for their participation in voluntary learning by receiving credits for every hour they attend.  If they receive enough credits they are invited to the annual Graduation Ceremony to get their certificate.

All our children, (from Reception to Y6), are part of Children's University. They receive credits for attending most school clubs and residential visits. Credits from school activities are recorded on a database and sent to C.U. termly.

Children can also attend Learning Destinations and take part in holiday activities. Credits from these should be recorded in a passport. These credits are also checked each term and added to any from school.


Passports can be purchased from school at a cost of £2.00.

How Children's University works:

  • Join in extra curricular activities at school to earn credits.
  • Buy a passport and earn more credits attending local and national validated Learning Destinations.
  • Check Warrington Children's University Facebook page for CU activities taking place locally or the Children's University website for activities nationally.

Out of School Activities

I would like to reiterate, if your child currently does external activities after school and their activity provider is not validated by Children’s University unfortunately they will be unable to gain credits within their passports.

If you would like to suggest an activity to be a Learning Destination, please email the Children’s University team on rachelp@seftonebp.co.uk.

Learning Destinations will display the Learning Destination logo, for an up to date list of Learning Destinations please visit - www.childrensuniversity.co.uk/maps and search your area.

Children’s University can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Our school coordinator is Mrs Wood, if you have any further questions she can usually be found on the school playground every morning.

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