“My son went to flex his mental muscles away from the rigidity of the National Curriculum, to meet and make new friends with other gifted children and adults, to be able to relax and not feel he stands out so much, and to get some practice with organising himself in the practical aspects of a residential course. It met all our expectations – he always comes back happy, excited by what he has done, relaxed, and noticeably more confident.”
“I wanted to meet other people who understood what I was saying. I wanted the opportunity to be myself. I can’t thank GIFT enough for everything.”
GIFT is an internationally respected provider of courses for the exceptionally able, with a history of more than 30 years. Our mission is to help gifted to children to find their tribe. We provide places where they can meet and learn with other youngsters who share their enthusiasm for taking on new ideas, without the curriculum constraints that even the best schools with the best teachers have to work to.
We run residentials in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex (and other areas on demand), day masterclasses at the Tate galleries in London and at partner schools, and provide workshops in schools that want to offer something different to their G&T pupils.
GIFTers are able to choose from a wide range of projects that allow you to go deep into a subject that may be a personal passion of yours, or something entirely new to you.
We run a range of courses from November through to August each year. These are the courses currently available for booking. The summer school is almost full – should it switch to “sold out”, please email to go on the waiting list or register your interest if we were to run a second summer school the following week. You can book online or using the familiar paper system. Other information about GIFT is available via the menu links.
You can book online or download a flyer with a form which you can print off and post.
PLEASE NOTE, “YEARS” REFERS TO NATIONAL CURRICULUM YEAR GROUPS (e.g. Year 7 = 11-12 years old).
If you’d like to hear about future courses and other developments as soon as they are announced, please enter your name and email below to register.
|October 28 - October 30||Residential Weekend & Writer's Retreat||Grendon Hall||Years 9 - 11||View Details|
|November 4||Bespoke GIFT Course at Your Primary School||Your School||Years 3 - 6||View Details|
|November 4||Bespoke GIFT Course at Your Secondary School||Your School||Years 7 - 11||View Details|
|November 12||Tate Britain - Bespoke Primary Art Course||Tate Britain||Years 5 - 6||View Details|
|November 12||Tate Britain - Bespoke Secondary Art Course||Tate Britain||Years 7 - 11||View Details|
|November 13||Tate Modern - Bespoke Primary Art Course||Tate Modern||Years 5 - 6||View Details|
|November 13||Tate Modern - Bespoke Secondary Art Course||Tate Modern||Years 7 - 11||View Details|
|November 18 - November 20||Grendon Residential Weekend||Grendon Hall||Years 8 - 8||View Details|
|December 2 - December 4||First Timers' Residential Weekend||Grendon Hall||Years 7 - 7||View Details|
|January 27 - January 29||Residential Weekend||Burwell House||Years 11 - 13||View Details|
|October 28, 2016 8:00 pm||Residential Weekend & Writer's Retreat||View|
|November 4, 2016 10:15 am||Bespoke GIFT Course at Your Primary School||View|
|November 4, 2016 10:15 am||Bespoke GIFT Course at Your Secondary School||View|
|November 12, 2016 10:15 am||Tate Britain - Bespoke Primary Art Course||View|
|November 12, 2016 10:15 am||Tate Britain - Bespoke Secondary Art Course||View|
|November 13, 2016 10:15 am||Tate Modern - Bespoke Primary Art Course||View|
|November 13, 2016 10:15 am||Tate Modern - Bespoke Secondary Art Course||View|
|November 18, 2016 8:00 pm||Grendon Residential Weekend||View|
|December 2, 2016 8:00 pm||First Timers' Residential Weekend||View|
|January 27, 2017 8:00 pm||Residential Weekend||View|
Further Tate courses for autumn will be announced after the summer holidays. It is also possible to commission courses at the Tate Galleries, at a school, or even a bespoke residential for a school or cluster.