Please see below a letter from the NCS giving some information about the great opportunities open to Year 11 pupils this summer.  

Dear Parent/Guardian,

NCS Application Deadline - Friday 22nd March

In January. your son/daughter had a talk about the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme, as part of their Year 11 assembly, regarding an amazing opportunity for them this summer. NCS is a 3 or 4 week experience, no weekends included, for them to get involved in this summer once all exams are over. The programme involves a 5 day residential in Dorset taking part in adrenaline fuelled activities such as Coastering, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Inflatable Water Park and much more. After a weekend at home, the young people then take part in a second 5 day residential at Fort Purbrook, where they take part in different themed workshops to give them future skills. Workshops can include Cooking, first aid, money management and much more. The team will also be given a budget of money with which they have to buy all their food for the week and cook for themselves each evening, giving them a real taste of independent living. The last week or two weeks of the experience (depending on which date they chose) is where the teams design and deliver their own Social Action Project that will make a difference in their local community. They will plan, fundraise and deliver the project themselves with support from the staff. Once finished, young people graduate from the programme and receive a certificate from the prime minister, which they can add to their CV, job applications and any university applications in the future. There are also opportunities after NCS for them to get involved in, including further development workshops and international trips. NCS will help them meet new friends, develop their confidence, teach them new skills and fast track their future! Delivering, the programme costs £1,400 per head, but at Pompey in the Community, they are pleased to offer places on the NCS programme at a minimal cost of £35. If your child is entitled to free school meals, pupil premium, on school bursaries or a young carer they are entitled to the programme for £20. The application fee covers all accommodation, food, transport and any specialist kit for the residential. If you have any queries, please get in touch. Portsmouth NCS are hosting an open evening for you to attend to find out more information and book your child's place. It will take place on Tuesday 19th March 2019 at 6.30pm at the Pompey Study Centre, Anson Road, PO4 8TB.

To register your attendance, please follow the link and fill in the details:

The closing deadline for applications is on Friday 22nd March, so if you would like to book your child a place, please do so ASAP.

If you cannot attend the open evening or have any further questions, you can book their place at or get in touch with the Portsmouth NCS team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02392 728 899 (Option 2).