Chestnut Grove Academy
Fees (3-6 years)
£152 per term (£38 a month on direct debit spread over the year)
£116 for second child, £76 for third child
New students are invited to do an initial two-week trial for £30. This is deducted from the fees when you book for the rest of the term.
Fees (7-18 years)
£284 per term (£71 a month on direct debit spread over the year)
£213 for second child, £142 for third child
New students are invited to do an initial two-week trial for £60. This is deducted from the fees when you book for the rest of the term.
26th September to 5th December 2020
3 - 4 year olds:
9.30am – 11.00am
11.30am – 1.00pm
5 - 6 year olds:
9.30am – 11.00am
11.30am – 1.00pm
7 - 18 year olds:
10.00am – 1.00pm
Summer School 2020
Monday 10th to Friday 14th August 2020
At Chestnut Grove Academy, Boundaries Road, Balham, SW12 8JZ
3 to 5 years
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 11.30am
£75 for the week
£65 for siblings
5 to 16 years
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 3.30pm
£150 for the week
£130 for siblings
Why not try a Jigsaw Holiday Workshop as an affordable solution to keeping your children busy and active? Jigsaw provide fun and exciting performing arts activities that will build your child’s confidence.
The health and safety of our students is our first priority and we have extensive measures in place to ensure the children attending are safe, while maintaining a fun and engaging environment for all. All teachers are DBS checked.
Holiday workshops for children
Students are divided into appropriate age groups and take part in dance, drama and singing activities. There will be a balance between practical and fun activities and games that will ensure your child has a memorable holiday with an opportunity to make new friends.
Holiday Workshops for 3-5 years
The two-hour sessions are full of fun packed, exciting performing arts activities and games. They offer a taster of the full day programme, perfect for building confidence, making new friends and keeping your child busy during the school holidays.
Holiday Workshops for 5 - 16 years
These students will be divided into smaller age appropriate groups. Each day will begin with ice breaker games and a physical and vocal warm up followed by exciting dance, drama and singing workshops and fun activities. Our focus will be improving the children’s performance skills whilst building their confidence and self esteem.
What do children need to bring?
A packed lunch that doesn’t need refrigeration. Lunches will be stored in a cool dry place but refrigerators are not available. We recommend you use an ice pack.
Plenty of water to keep hydrated.
Students should wear clothes and shoes appropriate for movement.
Jigsaw summer schools are hugely popular. Taking place during various weeks throughout the summer holidays, it is always a major highlight of the Jigsaw calendar and there have been some unforgettable summer school shows over the years.
The holiday workshops are led by inspiring and experienced teachers who also teach regularly at our weekend schools. The teachers have attended Jigsaw Arts training and have a DBS check. Many of our teachers also work professionally in the performing arts industry.
Find out more about Our Teachers.
As well as our weekend Performing Arts Schools, Jigsaw offers entertaining and fun Birthday Parties for children at a location of your choosing throughout London, the Home Counties and South Wales. Our parties are perfect for children who love the performing arts and want a creative and imaginative, fun filled party.
What does Jigsaw provide?
One of our specialist performing arts teachers will take the children on an hour’s fun filled adventure through dance, singing and drama activities based on your child’s favourite theme! Past themes have included ‘Princesses and Pirates’, ‘Frozen’, ‘Superheroes’, ‘Under the Sea’ and many more. You pick the theme and our performing arts teacher will ensure that your child and their friends have a wonderful and memorable day. The sessions will run much like our Performing Arts Schools but with the added excitement of the entire party being designed for the birthday child and their guests.
We are more than happy to discuss any ideas that you may have for the content or theme in the build-up to the big day and are happy to suggest activities/games which can be incorporated into the themed party.
All out tutors are DBS checked and have had in-house training.
Activities will be appropriate for the age of the birthday child so please bear this in mind when inviting friends and family. These activities are suitable for a maximum of 20 children. We are unable to accommodate a larger group as we want to ensure that every child has a memorable experience.
What do I need to provide?
A clear space in your home or a small hall. We will also need a power point. If you would like to include any props (pass the parcel etc) then please provide these also. Leave the rest to us!
Costs and booking
£90 for an hour to a maximum of 20 children. There is a £10 surcharge for parties outside the M25.
A £40 deposit is payable in advance to secure your booking.
Deposits are non refundable. Should you wish to cancel your booking, 72 hours notice is required. If the appropriate notice has not been given you will be charged 50% of the balance
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Owing to our continued success and growth, we are always on the look-out for the very best teachers to enhance the Jigsaw team.
If you are interested in becoming part of the team, please send a cover letter and CV to:
Dance, Drama and Singing Teachers
- From £20 Wages (depending on experience)
We are currently looking for energetic and enthusiastic teachers for our weekend schools.
You will be teaching drama, singing or dance to children 7 – 18 years OR performing arts to 3 – 6 years. You must be available on Saturday mornings. All teachers should have a clear DBS check.
Please email a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can apply using the form below.
If you have any questions please complete the form below or call 020 108 9757.