Learning Outreach by the Chartwell Team

Reinforce your classroom work with our creative learning sessions. Explore the life of Winston Churchill, and the importance of Chartwell, in an engaging and hands-on workshop. Our learning sessions are offered free of charge to schools within a 10 mile radius of Chartwell, but in some circumstances we can travel up to an hour.

We come to you - for free

All our learning sessions are free of charge and we'll even come to your school. All you have to do is choose what learning session you want and it couldn't be easier to organise.

We travel to schools within a 10 mile radius of Chartwell (TN16 1PS) but in some cases we can travel up to an hour.

Due to restricted indoor space at Chartwell, we are unable to offer these sessions at the property.

How to book

Contact our Learning Team on learning.chartwell@nationaltrust.org.uk or 01732 861140 to apply today.

When to book

Our school sessions are availble on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during term time.

Primary learning

We offer both KS1 and KS2 sessions which explore Churchill as an Artist, a Leader and a Local figure.

These sessions are planned to match outcomes for the KS1 Important People and KS2 Local History units as well as Art, PHSE, Citizenship and English links.

Primary learning sessions (2 hours)

The statue of Winston and Clementine Churchill at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Churchill the leader (PHSE, English and History)

Using drama and role play we will explore the qualities that make a successful leader. For KS2 pupils we will look at creating our own persuasive speeches.

The studio at Chartwell

Churchill the artist (Art and PSHE)

Learn how art helped Churchill through difficult times in his life. Pupils will explore the places that are special to them and have a go at their own landscape paintings.

New for September 2018

Katherine, the Chartwell collections manager, examining some of the items in the Keep Churchill at Chartwell appeal

Object handling: history skills (History and D&T)

Explore replica objects from the Chartwell collection through a series of activities designed to sharpen observation and questioning skills.

A child flicking through the pages of a book

Object handling: storytelling (Literacy)

Use historical objects as a springboard for exploring pupils' creativity. Create characters, discover new vocabulary and build stories.

Need a quick fix? We also offer 20 minute assemblies

Secondary & further education

We are currently working with local schools to develop sessions and resources.

We'd love to hear your ideas and thoughts. If you’d like to be involved please get in touch with our learning team.


Our learning sessions aren't restricted to the classroom. If you’d like to book a session for your home-educator network please get in touch with our learning team.

Want to know more?

For more details please contact our Learning Officer on: learning.chartwell@nationaltrust.org.uk or 01732 861140.


Children standing on a bridge at Chartwell Kent

School Visits to Chartwell

Bring your school along to Chartwell to discover the family home of Sir Winston Churchill. Find out what we have to offer and how to book your school visit.