Open Day 4 November in Manchester

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Open Day 4 November in Manchester

We are running an open day on 4th November.

Our one-day-a-week school in Manchester for 10-13 year olds opens on the 11th November 2016 at The Quaker Meeting House in Eccles. The school will run on Fridays  in the same way as the one-day school in Hebden Bridge. For fees information click here.

We are running an open day on 4th November. You can register below.

Interviews for enrolment  are currently taking place for home-educators for Hebden Bridge and Manchester. For further details please contact:
or call: 07397967104, 01422 648122

Address: The Quaker Meeting House, 13 The Polygon, Wellington Rd, ECCLES, M30 0DS.

To register your interest for the Manchester school, please fill in the form below and there is further information following on.


Wonder School offers a one-day-a-week school on Fridays for home-educated children. With each child and parent we agree a personalised learning plan to determine how the student prefers to study inside and outside of the classroom.  The students self-direct their way through our unique educational programme that integrates the mind and body into an interconnected, creative world of study.  We aim to build up to opening a full-time school in September 2017  which will run parallel with the part-time option.

All topics studied prepare students for GCSEs.

  • Children are taught in one group of Key stage 3, aged between 10 and 13.
  • The school day follows the timetable below, every Thursday.
  • Individually tailored tutoring hours are available on other days.
  • Students can be set homework. This is agreed between teachers, students and parents as part of a personalised learning plan.
  • Students set up and manage community volunteer projects.
  • Parents can take holidays with their children whenever they want.
  • Students can join the group at any time and will be charged pro-rata for the term (from when they join until the end of that term).
  • A school camp will be scheduled in July 2017 for those who wish to come along.
  • Fees for 2016-17

The School Day

9:00     Register. PE inc Yoga* +Meditation
9:50     Cross-curricular topic** (CCT)
10:40   CCT
11:30   Break
11:50   School Democratic Meeting
12:45   Lunch
1:45    CCT
2:30     CCT
3:15    CCT
4:00   Reflection + preparation for the following day.
4:15     Finish

* Yoga is a shorthand for any physical activity that is done mindfully so it could be martial arts, tai chi, capoeira, sports etc…

** Cross curricular topics last one half term so there will be 6 in total over the first year. They will blend English Literature, Science, History, Geography, Art, RE, Philosophy + Ethics, Citizenship, Music, Dance, Languages, ICT, Photography, Film-making, Presentation skills.

An example of a Cross Curricular Topic

 Sugar and Slavery

Science: carbohydrates, proteins, fats. Molecules. The digestive system.
PSHE: addictions, health effects.
History: slave trade. Link to cotton industry and The Calder Valley.
Music: the music of the slaves and its connection to rock and roll, soul, gospel, jazz and R&B
Human geography: economics of sugar.  Processed food industry
Visit: The Tate Gallery Liverpool and Liverpool International Slavery Museum.
Art: represent what you have learnt and what it means to you.