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African Community School is a community organisation operating from Princess May Primary School, Princess May Rd, N16 Hackney. We provide a safe environment for children, young and adult through a range of services to relieve poverty and promote social and economic well- being of young children living in Hackney and surrounding areas.

The organisation is a registered Charity and was set up in January 2000.

  • The school runs on Saturday's between the times of 10am to 1pm. Cost @ £25 per month, £20 per month for concessionary rate or £10 weekly
  •  The summer school programme runs Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5pm.
  • Weekly Accredited ICT classes for adults on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm), free
  • Family learning every Friday(4 - 6pm ) and Saturdays from 10.00am - 1.00pm, free
  • Zumba (Family Exercise) every Friday from 4.00pm - 6.00pm.

‘To advance the academic education of children from the age of 3-16 yrs plus through the provision of various out of school education support/activities/projects’.

Mission: To create an environment in which Hackney African and Caribbean and the wider community inclusive any other ethnic background from the community to perform and achieve their higher educational attainment.


  1.  To work in partnership with local schools and wider community
  2. To improve quality of life and elevate poverty
  3. To be more inclusive and embrace community cohesion and every child matters agenda in the community.                 

Who we work with

  • 5-16 years old
  • Adults and Families
  • Young people
  • Children who come from deprived backgrounds
  • Children at risk from underachievement, disaffection or social exclusion, anti-social behaviour   and lack of social and emotional needs
  • Black and ethnic minority community inclusive any other ethnic group

Services we offer

  • Revision class for GCSE and SATs test, Homework support, ICT class, African dance and drumming class.
  • Extra tuition  to improve performance for both primary and secondary school subjects: KS1 to KS4
  • ICT Class for young people
  • Youth programmes: drug awareness education, Self development, Confidence building to encouraging confident participation through peer education schemes and peer mentoring.
  • Educational/Cultural trips to places of interest.
  • Sports (football), games and adventurous outdoor activities.
  • Educational seminar/workshops and African cultural events for family.
  • Summer school scheme, which incorporates cultural, social and educational aspect.
  • Family learning Programme
  • Adult Learning Programme focusing on ICT (accredited through OCR)
  • Access to arts and creative activities that engage and motivate young children
  • Media skills and video production/making
  • We promote education and support of vocational and training skills geared to skills required in the labour market.
  • We also promote community cohension by making our service to be inclusive to different ethnic groups in the community.



















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