Norfolk Children’s University



We are proud to have become a learning destination for the Norfolk Children’s University. We aim to help enhance motivation, encourage curiosity and raise self-esteem and confidence in a new environment outside the classroom.

About the Children’s University

Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children. We do this by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. The impact of these activities is proven to be positive which is why we’re committed to creating a level playing field of opportunity and opening up access to children of all backgrounds.

By the time a child turns 18, they will have spent just 9% of their waking life in a classroom. Children’s University is about making the most of the remaining 91%. 

Extra-curricular activities

Research shows that participation in extra-curricular activities can positively impact on attainment, increase a pupil’s positive identification with school, and build self-confidence and resilience. Research also shows that children that do not have access to these opportunities fall behind, lack confidence, and fail to develop career aspirations. The resulting gap is so significant that 25% of children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds achieve below expected attainment levels.

Their fundamental principles are that learning should be voluntary, fun and owned by the child. Attributes we actively encourage at Hautbois through our “Challenge by Choice” policy.

For more detail of how your child can take part, please visit the Norfolk Children’s University website.