Surrey Explorers


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STEM Club sessions for November 2020 are now in the diary!

Who are we?

We are a branch of Potential Plus UK (previously the National Association for Gifted Children - NAGC) and run activities for children and parents.

Surrey Explorers is based in Epsom and is the only branch in the London area. We provide activities for children who would like to learn more than school can provide, but we are open to all! The aim is to have a group discussion for a couple of hours, usually led by a guest speaker, to stretch and inspire children up to the age of about 13 who would like more than school can provide. Rather than moving too far ahead in school subjects, the intention is to spark new interests, meet people who have achieved some eminence or expertise and stimulate young minds.

We encourage you to join Potential Plus UK, but you do not have to book or commit. Design workshops (and some other larger events) do need to be booked, and prices vary. For speaker meetings, just turn up and pay £10 per child on the door.

We cover all sorts of extra-curricular topics and activities. There is always a lot of interest in science for kids as well as in maths, but we have covered everything from building cities out of cardboard, through drama and music, to art, photography and literature.

Visit the scrapbook and list of previous events to see what we do!

Tell me more...

See the Parents section for more information. EMail us at


We now have a gallery of contributions from the children.

Highfield School Bursary

Highfield is a co-educational preparatory boarding school in Liphook, Hampshire. They are seeking candidates for their Bursary scheme which are offered to children who would benefit from the academic excellence and pastoral care of Highfield and would otherwise not have the opportunity due to family finances. At least one pupil came through Surrey Explorers and they are always keen to have more. This summer two of their bursary children went on to Marlborough College, also on bursaries.

They are looking for children who for one reason or another are not currently reaching their potential. This could be because they are struggling with a difficult home situation, a learning difficulty, or are particularly bright and it’s difficult to give them the challenge or attention they require due to a lack of support at home or the other demands on the teacher in the classroom. The entry is for children starting Year 4, or Year 5 in September 2020. Further information on the school's website.

If you would like to apply for the September 2020 bursary intake, please contact Lydia at Highfield by Friday 13th December, by email:


13 January 2020: Diary updated with events for the Spring half term.

1 November 2019: Diary updated with events for the Winter.

5 February 2019: Diary updated with events for the Spring.


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