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Czech Children in the UK – Free Time Activities

The following information aims to provide an overview of Czech Saturday schools in the UK, plus societies and other UK organisations focused on connecting Czech families living in the country, which organise family-friendly activities, Saturday Czech schools  and develop children’s cultural heritage. If you happen to know of any other institution that we might have missed, please contact us on info@czechcentre.org.uk.

Together with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, we have assembled an article covering the compulsory schooling of Czech children abroad. Read the full text HERE.



The Czech School Without Borders is a non-profit organization which provides Czech language classes for Czech children living in the UK, complementing the compulsory schooling that they obtain in the UK. Children from 2 to 5 years can attend Kid’s Arts Club, a pre-school facility, while children aged 5 to 15 attend regular classes. The lectures are structured in accordance with the Czech Ministry of Education´s Framework Education Programme, equipping children with general knowledge as well as knowledge of the Czech language and literature. The Czech School has the status of Foreign Education Provider, i.e. a foreign institution with the right to educate children subject to compulsory schooling, and award them a certificate recognized by the Czech Ministry of Education as equivalent to the one they would obtain at home.
The activities of the Saturday school are coordinated by the Czech School without Borders, the primary aim of which is to educate young Czech-speaking generations growing up abroad, ensuring they will be able to read and write in English as well as developing awareness of their heritage and a sense of belonging to the Czech nation and the Czech Republic.
e-mail: info@czechschool.org.uk
web: www.czechschool.org.uk
FB: https://www.facebook.com/CeskaskolabezhranicLondyn

The aim of the Czech and Slovak community-based organisation Okénko is to promote Czech and Slovak traditions, culture and schooling in London. The regular Saturday school covers children's education from preschool to the age of 14, providing writing, reading, biology, history and geography classes in accordance with the Czech and Slovak educational framework. Okénko also offers preparatory courses for children taking Czech language exams, as well as events for parents and the whole of the Czechoslovak community such as Czech language classes, book clubs Christmas parties, Easter celebrations, museum and camping trips.
More information:www.okenko.uk
email: info@okenko.uk

The Czech Language Club is a London-based language school focusing on both adult and children‘s education. The Club offers several Czech language courses to choose from, including courses tailor-made for parents of bilingual children at Okénko premises (www.okenko.co.uk). There are also Sunday free time activities organised on a regular basis at Velehrad (www.velehrad.co.uk). Cooperating with a range of other associations in London, the Club also organises cultural events aimed at Czech language students and Czech expatriates living in London.
Email: info@czechlanguageclub.co.uk
Web: www.czechlanguageclub.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/czechlanguageclub/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/czechlanguageclub/
Phone: +44 (0) 7456 593962

A private school offering an internationally acclaimed mother tongue language programme, the International School of London organises Czech language courses for children aged 3-19. The courses are part of the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) at the primary, secondary, and high school levels.
Web: www.isllondon.org
E-mail: dpeerless@isllondon.org
Phone: +44 (0)208 992 5823


The Czech School Berkshire is a charity-based organisation offering Czech language Sunday school for children.  Children under the age of 4 can be enrolled in a Czechoslovak preschool playgroup, children aged 4-15 can attend Czech Language, Czech Literature and Natural History classes, adding the Geography and History of the Czech Republic as they get older. The school also organises a range of cultural activities and Czech Language classes aimed at adult learning.
Web: www.czechschoolberkshire.org.uk   
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/czechschoolberkshire/
E-mail: czechschoolberkshire@gmail.com
Phone: +44 (0) 7891 258977


The Czech Club Birmingham CIC is a community interest company which brings the culture of the Czechs living in Birmingham and the West Midlands to the wider public. Organising cultural, social and educational events open to everybody, the CCB runs Czech language courses for both children and adults. The preschool facility Klubíčko is intended for children younger than 4 years; children from the 4th grade attend the Klubko Saturday School, and the Český klubík (Czech Clubik) offers Czech language courses for English speaking children, treating Czech as a foreign language. The CCB also offers courses for adults and organises family friendly events such as dances, theatre performances, Easter celebrations and the Masopust Carnival. By actively cooperating with various organisations from Birmingham and the surrounding area, The CCB fosters Czech culture in the UK.
Web: http://www.czech-club.co.uk/
E-mail: info@czech-club.co.uk   
Facebook: @Czech.Slovak.Club.Birmingham
Twitter: @CzechBirmingham



Stonožka Bristol organises family free-time activities and a Saturday school called the Czech and Slovak School Bristol offering preschool and primary school education in Czech and Slovak. The knowledge gained in Czech classes is equivalent to the Czech language and culture education acquired at the majority of elementary schools in the Czech Republic.
Website: https://www.stonozka.co.uk
FB: https://www.facebook.com/stonozka.bristol
E-mail: stonozka@yahoo.co.uk


The Scottish Czech & Slovak Fund is a charitable organisation based in Edinburgh aiming to develop cultural and educational relations between Scotland and the Czech and Slovak Republics. The Fund comprises of Kid’s Club for families with children aged 1-3 and the Czech and Slovak School led by Czech and Slovak teachers. The school provides Czech Language, History and Geography courses for children aged 6-9 structured in accordance with the Czech Educational Framework.
Web: www.scsfund.uk
E-mail: info@scsfund.uk
Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/scsfund/


The Comenius School UK is an expat organisation runnning the Czech Cultural Centre, Leeds, and Czech schools in Leeds and the local area  which are registered with Leeds City Council. Along with Czech Language, History, Geography, and Art courses, the Commenius School also organises cultural and get-together activities.
Web: http://www.comenius.one/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comenius.one/
E-mail: Info@comenius.one
Phone: +44 (0) 7446 19 11 52


The Czech School Manchester aims to be part of the Czech School Without Borders network, structuring the classes in accordance with their Educational Programme. Along with that, Czech as a Second Language classes are also being prepared, providing children with the support they need to pass Czech language exams at schools in the Czech Republic.
Web: http://czech-school-mcr.webstarts.com
E-mail: cz.school.manchester@gmail.com, enquiries@czechschoolmanchester.org


A charitable organisation founded in November 2010 in Peterborough, COMPAS offers Saturday Czech and Slovak language school for both adults and children, and organises Czech culture activities such as  Children’s Day, Easter celebrations and St. Nicholas’ Day.
Web: www.compas.org.uk
Director: Petr Torák MBE - petr.torak@compas.org.uk


The Sheffield Czech and Slovak Society is an NGO welcoming everybody interested in the Czech and Slovak language (is it one language or two?) and culture as well as all Czechs and Slovaks living in Sheffield and the vicinity.
Web: www.csssheffield.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/czechslovaksocietysheffield
E-mail: csssheffield@gmail.com


An association of young Czech-British families, the major focus of the Czech and Slovak Society in Surrey  is on maintaining children’s awareness of their Czech heritage as well as their Czech language skills.
Chairwoman: Irena Alsopová, phone: +44(0) 7896314226.
E-mail: irena_alsop@hotmail.com
Phone: +44 (0) 7990077567





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