Due to Covid 19 and the potential restrictions there will still be in place in autumn, the sign up for the next school year will not open before we are sure we can start as normal. If you would like to know as soon as we open the sign up, then please contact the head of the Saturdays school Helle Bond or follow us on Facebook.
The Saturday School is a language school for children from 4 years and upwards. Every other Saturday from September till May from 2-4pm children come for classes at the Church. We assemble in church, sing a few songs together and after the children join one of the classes. Parents are welcome to stay in church hall or even take up Danish classes themselves read more. Children are divided into groups according to age and Danish language ability.
The teachers are for the most part experienced volunteers. The emphasis is on teaching the children to speak, read and write Danish in order to get by in an everyday situation in Denmark. We prepare the students socially and culturally to integrate with their family and friends in Denmark and form Danish friendships in London, in order to experience the benefits of having a Danish and an English or other background.
As the classes are held every other Saturday, it is essential that the family speak Danish at home to support the education by watching Danish films, books, apps and papers to develop the language. The school offers materials to parents to support Danish language skills at home.
In order to attend the Saturday School your child must be covered by a family membership of the Danish Church to be insured while attending, but the classes are non-devotional. You can sign up for a membership here. The tuition fee for a full season is £70 per child.
For further information, please contact head of school Helle Bond or call 07871651570.
Dates for the school year 2020-2021, lessons are from 2.00-4.00pm (subject to change due to Covid-19):
Dates for the autumn term 2020:
September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21 and December 5.
Dates for the spring term 2021:
January 9, January 23, February 6, February 20, March 6 and March 20.
Kindergarden- Reception, age 4-5
Danish 1 - Year 1-2, age 5-7
Danish 2a - Year 3-5, age 7-9 - teaching will be in Danish
Danish 2b - Year 3-5, age 7-9 - teaching will be partly in English
Danish 3a - Year 5+, age 9-13 - teaching will be in Danish
Danish 3b - Year 5+, age 9-13 - teaching will be partly in English
In the Saturday school we welcome everyone, and if you don’t have the funds to pay for the lessons, you can apply for funds through the The Danish Church Benevolent Fund (see more here: https://www.danskekirke.org/page/62/fonde) or contact Principal Flemming Kloster Poulsen.