After School Clubs

Our after school clubs give your children the time and space to regularly write their own stories and plays. Parents say that these clubs have radically improved their children’s literacy results in school and teachers say that we are really helping by showing their pupils that writing can be fun! Please read the reviews from some of the schools we work with.

If you want us to come into your school and run a club or a one-off event then please call Louise on 07943 514408 or email her at info@inkhead.co.uk

School clubs time table

MONDAY

  • Manor House Library: Monday 10th September up to and including 10th Half term 22nd October. 4 pm to 5 pm.
  • Blackheath Prep: Monday 10th September up to and including 26th Half term 22nd October. 3:30 to 4:15 pm

 

TUESDAY
  • Alexandra Primary School: Tuesday 11th September up to and including Tuesday 4th 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Half term 22nd October.
  • Churchfields Primary School: Tuesday 11th September up to and including Tuesday 11th 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Half term 22nd October.
  • Harris Shortlands Primary School: Tuesday 11th September up to and including Tuesday 4th  3:20pm to 4:30pm. Half term 22nd October.
  • Oakfield Prep: Tuesday 11th September up to and including Tuesday 11th Half term 22nd October.

 

WEDNESDAY
  • Sydenham Junior High School: Wednesday 12th September up to and including 5th Half term 22nd October. 3:30 to 4:45pm.

 

THURSDAY

  • Merton Court Prep School: Thursday 13th September up to and including Thursday 6th December. 3:35 to 4:35 pm. Half term 22nd October.

 

FRIDAY
  • Blackheath Prep: Friday 14th September up to and including Friday 30th 3:30 to 4:15 pm. Half term 22nd October.

 

SATURDAY
  • West Norwood Library: Saturday 8th September up to and including Saturday 8th 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Half term 22nd October.
  • Sydenham Community Library club: Saturday 8th September up to and including Saturday 8th 3 to 4 pm. Half term 22nd October.

 


 

After School Club at The Manor House library, 34 Old Rd, London SE13 5SY

Monday Time: 4.00 to 5.00 p.m.

We have written books, made films and entered writing competitions in this club which is open to Years 3 to 6. The club runs throughout term time.

These sessions will be run by Louise Pearce

Free Trial Session available

How to Book?

You can Book here or call us on 07943 514408 for details.

Shown him that writing can be exciting

Marietta: My son went to the trial session full of doubts and came out full of enthusiasm and praise for his teacher. In a gentle and supportive manner, Inkhead has given him confidence and shown him that writing can be exciting. Tintin: I  have really enjoyed trying out different writing styles, exploring  plots and writing stories with the other children.

Marietta

After School Clubs at Blackheath High School

Monday Time: 3:30 to 4:15 pm - For years 5 and 6

Friday Time: 3:30 to 4:15 pm - For years 3 and 4

These clubs will be run by Rae Stoltenkamp who is a writer and former English teacher. Rae's experience in both teaching and writing is invaluable for the children in her clubs. Book a place through the school.

These sessions will be run by Rae Stoltenkamp.

How to Book?

Places can be booked through the school or call us on 07948 514408 for details.

Built my confidence in writing and has helped me to approach my work in a more creative way

Rae has helped me to develop my writing skills greatly. She has built my confidence in writing and has helped me to approach my work in a more creative way. Even though she helps me a lot academically, she still makes an effort to help me enjoy myself. We often have silly challenges in sessions as well as rebus puzzles, which the whole family enjoy. I definitely enjoy my time with Rae and she has helped so much to progress in my English. Well done Rae!

Tobi

Tobi was also able to get into his preferred school

Rae has helped Tobi to develop his writing skills greatly. Within a few months of teaching, Tobi moved several levels higher in school. Rae makes her lessons with Tobi very engaging. For instance, last week, the three of us had 10 minutes to write a funny story. Tobi was also able to get into his preferred school, with Rae's support. Rae spent extra time helping to ensure he was well prepared for his exams.

Bimpe

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB AT CHURCHFIELDS PRIMARY SCHOOL BECKENHAM

Tuesday Time: 3:30 to 4:35 pm - For year4 to 6

The group work on their own stories and we use a writing prompt at the beginning of each session to generate ideas and increase vocabulary.

These sessions will be run by Louise Pearce

How to Book?

Places can be booked through the school or call us on 07943 514408 for details.

she has begun her first ‘novel’.

Initially Louise’s class was to help my daughter commit her riotous thoughts to paper in an imaginative, creative way. This achieved, she has begun her first ‘novel’ – a work of art and major achievement for a previously reluctant writer; the inspiration for which can only be attributed to Louise’s determined ability to understand what drives each child she works with.

Eartha, Mother

She wouldn’t swap it for any other club in the world!

Louise’s class is the place where my daughter comes to dream and let her imagination run riot. She wouldn’t swap it for any other club in the world!

Jana, Mother

They have written some wonderful stories!

My two children have loved coming to Inkhead. Louise has helped them explore their imaginations and gives them great tips. They have written some wonderful stories!

Neil Amos

Ben has really loved these sessions.

The creative writing classes run by Louise Pearce are inspirational. Why? Because my 13-year-old son Ben gets up on a Saturday morning, with enthusiasm, in order to attend a two-hour writing session! Always a voracious reader and keen creative writer, Ben has really loved these sessions. Through exercises involving such things as characterisation, plot and description, they have given him the tools to focus and refine his writing. For him, a lesson in itself was having to write something in only 100 words! The hour on a Saturday are not only creative but also fun and I would encourage parents of both keen and reluctant writers to let their kids have a try and put pen to paper.

Helen, Mother

After School Club at Sydenham High School

Wednesday Time: 3:30 to 4:45 pm - For year4 to 6

A very popular club, which Louise Pearce has been running at the school for 12 years. The girls who join the club in Year 4 are generally still there in Year 6 – coming each week to work on their own stories, produce film scripts and develop their writing skills. One of the first girls to join this club has now worked as a teaching assistant for inkhead during our holiday workshops and is still a keen writer.

These sessions will be run by Louise Pearce

How to Book?

Places can be booked through the school or call us on 07943 514408 for details.

Each week we look forward to seeing what Inkheads Club will produce!

Inkhead Club has enriched our clubs programme. The engaging programme give the children to work together on innovative, creative and exciting projects together. The sense of satisfaction the girls get from seeing their idea develop and come to life over a number of weeks is very rewarding. The Inkheads project gives a great boost to confidence and helps the children develop teamwork and leadership strategies. Each week we look forward to seeing what Inkheads Club will produce!

Claire Boyd, Head of Junior School

After School Club at Merton Court Prep School

Thursday Time: 3:35 to 4:35 pm -  for Years 4 to 6

This club is hugely popular and has expanded into two clubs since it started two years ago in order to accommodate the children who want to join up.

These sessions will be run by Louise Pearce

How to Book?

Places can be booked through the school or call us on 07943 514408 for details.

staff INSET sessions and we also use the inkhead story prompt books in our own classes.

We're delighted to offer 'inkhead' creative writing sessions after school. They have grown in popularity each term. The children enjoy the sessions and their English work has improved! We have also had whole school writing days with inkhead which have been successful, staff INSET sessions and we also use the inkhead story prompt books in our own classes.

David Brady, Head of English

Saturday Sessions at The West Norwood Library, 14 – 16 Knights Hill London SE27 0HY

Saturday Time: 12:30 to 1:30pm during term times

This is an invaluable experience for the creative writing part of the 11+ English Exams. Come and write a story every Saturday within a time limit. We will spend 20 minutes on planning and be plotting a story then set the group the task of completing the story in 30 minutes. The children will receive weekly feedback on ways to improve their stories.

These sessions will be run by Louise Pearce

 

How to Book?

You can Book here or call us on 07943 514408 for details.

she has begun her first ‘novel’.

Initially Louise’s class was to help my daughter commit her riotous thoughts to paper in an imaginative, creative way. This achieved, she has begun her first ‘novel’ – a work of art and major achievement for a previously reluctant writer; the inspiration for which can only be attributed to Louise’s determined ability to understand what drives each child she works with.

Eartha, Mother

She wouldn’t swap it for any other club in the world!

Louise’s class is the place where my daughter comes to dream and let her imagination run riot. She wouldn’t swap it for any other club in the world!

Jana, Mother

They have written some wonderful stories!

My two children have loved coming to Inkhead. Louise has helped them explore their imaginations and gives them great tips. They have written some wonderful stories!

Neil Amos

Ben has really loved these sessions.

The creative writing classes run by Louise Pearce are inspirational. Why? Because my 13-year-old son Ben gets up on a Saturday morning, with enthusiasm, in order to attend a two-hour writing session! Always a voracious reader and keen creative writer, Ben has really loved these sessions. Through exercises involving such things as characterisation, plot and description, they have given him the tools to focus and refine his writing. For him, a lesson in itself was having to write something in only 100 words! The hour on a Saturday are not only creative but also fun and I would encourage parents of both keen and reluctant writers to let their kids have a try and put pen to paper.

Helen, Mother

Saturday Sessions at Sydenham Community Library club

Saturday Time: 3 to 4 pm during term times

This is an invaluable experience for the creative writing part of the 11+ English Exams. Come and write a story every Saturday within a time limit. We will spend 20 minutes on planning and be plotting a story then set the group the task of completing the story in 30 minutes. The children will receive weekly feedback on ways to improve their stories.

These sessions will be run by Louise Pearce

 

How to Book?

You can Book here or call us on 07943 514408 for details.

she has begun her first ‘novel’.

Initially Louise’s class was to help my daughter commit her riotous thoughts to paper in an imaginative, creative way. This achieved, she has begun her first ‘novel’ – a work of art and major achievement for a previously reluctant writer; the inspiration for which can only be attributed to Louise’s determined ability to understand what drives each child she works with.

Eartha, Mother

She wouldn’t swap it for any other club in the world!

Louise’s class is the place where my daughter comes to dream and let her imagination run riot. She wouldn’t swap it for any other club in the world!

Jana, Mother

They have written some wonderful stories!

My two children have loved coming to Inkhead. Louise has helped them explore their imaginations and gives them great tips. They have written some wonderful stories!

Neil Amos

Ben has really loved these sessions.

The creative writing classes run by Louise Pearce are inspirational. Why? Because my 13-year-old son Ben gets up on a Saturday morning, with enthusiasm, in order to attend a two-hour writing session! Always a voracious reader and keen creative writer, Ben has really loved these sessions. Through exercises involving such things as characterisation, plot and description, they have given him the tools to focus and refine his writing. For him, a lesson in itself was having to write something in only 100 words! The hour on a Saturday are not only creative but also fun and I would encourage parents of both keen and reluctant writers to let their kids have a try and put pen to paper.

Helen, Mother