National Citizen Service

Please use this link to find out more about the National Citizen Service. Many Swavesey students in Year 11 have enjoyed fantastic experiences through joining this programme.


National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once in a lifetime opportunity for your son/daughter. This adventurous and life-enhancing programme is currently available to young people in Year 11 and Year 12 and places are funded by the government. . Some of our students last year took this amazing opportunity and we’re keen for more students to get involved this year too.


What does NCS involve?

NCS participants embark on an outdoor adventure residential taking part in activities like climbing, archery and zip-wire. Young people then continue their adventure with a residential week, based locally. They complete activities that will enhance their personal skills, including practical workshops, and visiting local organisations. Participants then spend the following two weeks designing and delivering a project that will have a positive impact on their community.

What does NCS cost?

The Government invests over £1,500 in each NCS place so parents are asked to pay just £50. However, if your son/daughter receives free school meals they are asked to contribute just £10 and bursaries are available for those who may face financial barriers. The cost includes transport for the first residential week, activities, accommodation, food and trained and DBS checked staff.


This is how you can guarantee a place on NCS for your son/daughter…

This programme runs on a ‘first come first served’ basis so to secure a space you can ….

1.  Visit to find out more and sign up

2.  Sign up over the phone by speaking to a member of the NCS Team on 01827 337237

3.  Sign up online by visiting:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact NCS on 01827 337237 or as they’d be happy to help.