National Citizen Service (NCS)
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students in Yr 11 that builds skills and confidence whilst helping them get ahead in work and life.
It’s a fun, productive and inexpensive way to spend part of their summer holiday. NCS is recognised by UCAS and the experience is great to demonstrate skills to universities, colleges and employers.
"NCS aims to bring together young people from all different backgrounds in a common purpose. Offering new experiences it gives them the chance to take on new challenges, learn new skills and meet new people. This helps discover their own talents and realise their potential whilst having fun." NCS practitioner.
The part-residential programme runs for approximately 3 weeks during the summer holidays. Each NCS place is valued at over £1,300 but due to government support it actually costs no more than £50, with financial support available if needed.
72 Bingley Grammar students signed up for NCS in Summer last year and this year all Yr 11 students have the opportunity to apply. NCS recently sent us a silver award for our support of the scheme and we highly recommend the programme as a great way to spend summer, meeting new people and experiencing amazing things. It is also recognised by UCAS and the experience is great to demonstrate skills to universities, colleges and employers.