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Spring 2016

Welcome to the Spring term!

Surrey Explorers meet on occasional Sundays 10.30 - 12.30 . Primarily directed at 8+, younger children are welcome too. Activities are interactive, intended to inspire new interests and introduce advanced concepts for the curious child who wants to learn more. Where possible we will be running a parallel discussion session for parents to share ideas and experiences.

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All events will be held at Kingston University, Education Faculty, Kingston Hill campus, off Kingston Vale (A308). Sat Nav postcode is KT2 7LB. Please visit our website at During the sessions we have play facilities for younger siblings so you can bring the whole family.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have ideas for future sessions:

If you have anything you would like to see on the web site or any material we could use, please send it to the web-master:

Highfield Centenary Bursaries

The Highfield Centenary Bursaries Fund is looking for three candidates for entry this September into Years 4 , 6 and 7 at Highfield School and have approached me as it may suit a Surrey Explorer. Highfield is an independent day and boarding school for children aged from 8 to 13 years in Liphook, Hampshire. The Fund is now sponsoring four children currently at the school, including Lanre Alli who come through Surrey Explorers and started last September. The first Centenary scholar went on to Charterhouse last year on a full bursary.

More information about the school may be found at

The school writes: "We are hoping to find a child who is showing real academic potential and spark, who is really keen to learn but due to their background or financial circumstances are not reaching their full potential. Our close relationships with local independent secondary schools have meant we have a commitment from them to fund the children’s education once they leave Highfield."

The main criteria for candidates are:

  1. Children who are experiencing social difficulties, such as being bullied at school but who have the potential to thrive in the Highfield environment with its strong sense of community and high level of pastoral support.
  2. Those who have challenging home lives due to social or financial problems.
  3. Children with special needs, who have the ability to succeed academically if given the right support.
  4. Gifted children, who are showing real potential.

Jenny Norris, Chair