Educational Groups


The aim of this class is to encourage our members to use computers. These are the things they will learn within the class. Research, writing, presentations, input data. Lee will be running this class every Monday from 6pm to 7pm. He will be supported by a Deutsche bank volunteer.


(New Class)  Poetry and Creative Writing

The aim of this class is to engage our members with different creative writing styles, process of how to write a poem and develop reading skills. Brenda will be running this class every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm.


Reading Group

The aim of this group is to encourage our members to read – whether it is books, comics, football reports or newspapers.   We have used them all as a means of encouraging our members to read. Antony Horowitz’s book “Stormbreaker” was a great success and other similar books are in the pipeline.  The group has been running for over three years and the progress made is phenomenal. The group meets on Wednesdays between 5.30 and 8 p.m. and is run by members of staff. Depending on the ability of our members, reading can be held in small groups, or on a one to one basis if the need arises.  This is often helpful to our members who have English as their second language. 

Conversational  Spanish

The teaching of a foreign language is part of the school curriculum but because of demands of other subjects, is often put at the bottom of the pile.  The Crown and Manor hopes to redress this by providing qualified teachers for these subjects.

Our members are delighted that members of staff also attend as pupils and take great delight if the member of staff has forgotten a word or has not done his homework.

 The group meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 5.15 and 6.15 and is run by our instructor, Jose.  Such is the popularity of this group that there is a waiting list and this goes to show that this lesson is fun and interesting for our members.


Homework Club

Club members can access a wide range of academic skills from amongst our
staff and volunteers  whose skills cover a wide range of university degrees in
academic, vocational and sport related subjects. Homework Club is held on every night of the week, except Friday, between 6.00 and 8.00 p.m.


Every member starts by taking an assessment test which the tutor uses in conjunction with the student to provide a tailored course. This takes place on a Monday between 6.00 and 7.00 and is run by two senior members of the Club. This makes for a very relaxed atmosphere as our younger members know their tutors very well.