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We are currently based in Swinton, Greater Manchester (see map below) and are willing to travel up to 30 miles without surcharge, although we will travel further for a further fee of £1.50 per mile above this range for our  outward journey only (in compliance with our mileage policy).  The following list comprises some of the areas we regularly work in:

In any given academic year we work in many, many schools, teaching several thousand pupils across the variety of our different school workshops.  The partial list below from a single year is a sample.  The list also includes schools where we have held our other workshops such as our Blitz school or Sword Fencing days.


St Augustines, Monsall, Tyntesfield, Sale, The Curzon Derbyshire, The Armitage, Ardwick, Hilton lane, Salford, St Mary’s, Bury, Peel Hall, Salford, St. Basil’s, Liverpool, Melling, Liverpool, Greenhill, Bury, Mill Hill, Stoke on Trent, Park lane special school, Macclesfield, Blackmoor Park, Liverpool, Ashton West End primary school, Ashton Under Lyne, Woodlands community primary school, Heywood, Irk Valley Community primary, Tameside, Longsands, Preston, Broadbent Fold, Dukinfield, Claypool, Bolton, Grange CP school, Winsford, St John’s CE, Manchester, Crossacres, Wythenshawe, Wharton, Little Hulton, Westgate, Morecambe, Ethel Wainwright Primary, Mansfield, Outwoods, Burton on trent, St Peter’s, Stalybridge, Crowcroft Park, Longsight, Westmoreland EBSD school, Chorley, William Amory primary school, Stoke, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, Astley Park Special school, Chorley, St.Mary’s, Newton le willows, St Mary’s, Eccles, Ladybridge, Cheshire, St Matthews, Bradford, Kimberworth, Rotherham, Delius special school, Yorkshire, Whitegate end, Oldham, Bywell Junior school, Dewsbury + many more!

Schools we have worked in

Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Sheffield, Barnsley, Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford, Chester, Macclesfield, Vale Royal, Congleton, Knowsley, Sefton, Liverpool, St. Helens, Halton, Warrington, Blackburn with Darwen, Ellesmere Port & Neston, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Preston, Rossendale, South Ribble, Ribble Valley, West Lancashire, Chorley, Wigan, Oldham, mansfield, rotherham + many more


CLICK HERE for more details (including the reasons for) our mileage policy.