Chess Rising Stars coaches have taught breakfast, lunchtime and after-school chess clubs at primary and secondary schools across London since 2017. We believe chess is easy to play, fun to learn, and full of secrets to discover.

Our students and schools have achieved individual and collective successes, including reaching the National Primary Schools’ Chess Championships 2023 finals.

The Chess Rising Stars team of experienced coaches would be delighted to discuss arranging chess lessons at your school.

Sample Learning Outcomes
  • Introduction: Welcome to the world of chess. The history and the goal of chess
  • Chess pieces and how they move
  • Getting off to a good start:  Control the centre, development and King safety
  • Special moves: Pawn promotion, en passant, castling
  • Chess language and notation: Learn to write the moves
  • Tactics to attack and defend
  • Middlegame and endgame strategies
  • Opening traps and how to prevent them
  • Chess etiquette and tournament rules
Competitive Experience

For the last 20-25 minutes, the children will play against each other, practicing the skills they have learned during our lessons under the observation of an expert coach.

Chess Workshops

Chess Rising Stars coaches also have experience planning and teaching longer workshop sessions for children. A chess workshop is an excellent addition to an ‘Activities Week’ or end of term programme. Our coaches have received positive feedback both from their pupils and senior teaching staff. 

  • We comply with the Department for Education’s September 2023 publication ‘After-school clubs, community activities, and tuition: Safeguarding guidance for providers’.
  • Our experienced coaches hold up-to-date enhanced DBS check certifications.
  • Our Safeguarding Policy and staff Code of Conduct are reviewed annually.
  • Further policy and insurance documentation for school chess clubs are available on request.

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