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  16 October 2012

Our programme of residential able, gifted & talented education courses is one of the longest established and largest in the UK.  We have an excellent reputation throughout the south west and links with many schools and Local Authorities.  The courses are mostly based at Kilve Court and Charterhouse.

There are two types of able, gifted and talented courses that we offer: Weekend Enrichment and Weeklong Gifted & Talented.  Details of each type of course are given below, as well as the lists of courses coming up.

Courses for Able, Gifted & Talented


Each year we offer over 1200 enrichment courses during the Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms. The courses are designed for able children and young people who have an aptitude for and interest in the particular course toplic.  Participants need to have enquiring minds, thrive on learning, enjoy creativity, welcome academic challenge and wish to widen their horizons beyond the National Curriculum.

The enrichment courses are stimulating, thought provoking and extend knowledge and, can also assist increasing personal and social development.  The courses are usually great fun but they can be demanding and intensive!

There is an extensive range of study topics available, for students in years 3 – 11. Once a child or parent/guardian has identified a course they are interested in, a teacher from their school must endorse the application form to say they believe the child/young person is suitable for the course.  Parents are advised to phone Kilve Court to check course availability.

Most weekend enrichment courses start at 5.30 pm on Friday evening and run through til Sunday afternoon, where there is usually a presentation of work to parents. A programme is sent to students approximately 2 weeks before the commencement of a course; this outlines the events of the weekend, timings and suggested things to bring

Click here to view a gallery of students work.

Click here to view the wide range of Enrichment courses we offer, for further information and to download an application form.

Weeklong Gifted & Talented
Our Weeklong Gifted & Talented courses are promoted directly to the Gifted & Talented Coordinators and the Heads of Departments at schools in Somerset and many surrounding Counties. Courses are open to students from any LEA or school but are only available to children who are thought to be Gifted and Talented (students in the top 5%), and nominations must be made by the school.

Please follow the link below to find out more about the Gifted and Talented courses we have on offer and for further information.

Click here to find out more about the Gifted and Talented courses we have on offer and for further information.

Click here if your school is not receiving information about our Gifted and Talented Courses, please complete the form, we will add you to our mailing list.

Financial Support
The Marjorie Hickling Fund is available to help meet part of the cost of a weekend or weeklong gifted and talented course at Kilve Court when parents cannot afford for a child to attend.  Parents in receipt of Income Support or Family Tax Credit, together with others in similar financial difficulty, are welcome to apply for a grant.

All applications and enquiries are treated with the utmost confidentiality.

For an application form, please contact the Kilve Court office (01278 741270).
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