Welcome to Outside Education

Who are we?

Outside Education is a tuition company with a difference. Launched in February 2020, we provide a fun, outside-the-box learning experience with many sessions taking place in Heaton Park through our partnership with Incredible Edible Heaton Park.

Our focus is on the community. We work with schools and alternative provisions to enrich their curricula and support for children with SEND. 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.

Courses and Workshops

We offer a variety of short courses for home educated children in groups of up to 12. This is hands-on, fun learning delivered by qualified staff with SEND experience.

The price of each course is dependent on the subject, session duration and length of the course. 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 (up to 5 children) = £15 per hour

Every child will keep a portfolio of their work providing them with both a resource of knowledge and a record of their learning.

Community Hub

The Outside Education Community Hub and Training Centre on Windsor Road in Prestwich will be opening its doors in September 2020. This new facility will allow the team to offer many additional subjects and resources to the families that we support. Please go to our Bookings page to see what we have available.

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. Evening and weekend events already being planned include a regular stroke support group, positivity classes and a table-top games club.

Horticulture Programme for Schools

Outside Education’s horticulture team are based at the Incredible Edible Heaton Park community garden and orchard. The sessions allow 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 horticulture programme is tailored for each school and includes assisting the children and their support staff with designing and creating a nature space in their own school or community.

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. Alternatively we will email you a worksheet for you to complete at home so your child does not miss out.
  3. All payments must be made in advance of the session. We accept cards via the website and in person. We cannot currently accept Cash payments because of covid-19 restrictions.
  4. 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.
  5. For classes in The Garden the usual Heaton Park parking charges apply.
  6. Parents of children under 8 are required to remain on the premises. We invite other 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.