We are thrilled to announce that we will be back running our Holiday Clubs at Sydenham High School this Summer!

We will be putting into place a series of protective measures to reduce the risk of transmission and to ensure we are doing everything to keep our students and staff safe. All parents, children and staff will be expected to follow these guidelines and procedures which will be explained beforehand.

Those who have already booked into an Online Club and would rather swap to an In-Person club, please re-book into the club you wish and we will cancel your previous order. We appreciate some parents are still keen for Online Clubs so we will aim to keep these as an option but these will only run, numbers permitting.




Monday - Friday between 8.30 - 3.30

Children will be grouped into 'bubbles' of 15 children max. Groups will be predetermined before the start of the week. These ‘bubbles’ will be grouped together by age, but if a parent would rather group their siblings together of mixed ages, please book them into their group of choice. Each group will be allocated a large room and an outdoor area and will not mix with the other groups.

Monday 10th - Friday 14th August 



Monday 17th - Friday 21st August 



ONLINE FILM CLUB 10th - 13th August  (6 spaces available)
Write, direct and film a short film over Zoom!
Ages 7-14 


** NEW ADDED WEEK!  Monday 24th - Friday 28th August

St Bartholomew's Church, Westwood Hill, Sydenham

Ages 5-7 'Frozen 2' / ages 8-12  'Back to the Future' 


*Availability/ Waiting List : Most clubs are now full. Please email Emma to be added to the waiting list as we do get some last minute cancellations. 


- Please note we will not be able to offer wrap around care as this would result in mixing the bubbles

- There will be staggered drop off and collection times between 8.30 and 9.00 and 3.00 and 3.30

- Parents will not be allowed onto the school premises all week. We will film the performance and rehearsals and share it so all children finish the week with their own film!  We will require parents to consent to their child being filmed.

- All children and staff will follow strict hygeine procedures. 

- We understand Singing may be an added risk of infection so this activity will be minimised and performed with extra social distancing. Our scripts will be adapted to include one song maximum and we have other ideas such as pre-recording songs and offering solos instead of group singing. We have also chosen some Plays which involve no singing. 

- Please read the COVID-19 Policy for more information.

We do encourage booking early. Unfortunately we do not take Childcare Vouchers currently. 

One week dancing, acting & singing in your favourite musical taught by West End performers!

- Spend the week rehearsing your favourite musical, whilst mixing it up with lots of fun games, arts and crafts, costume & set making!
- Finish the week with a showcase to family & friends on a stage with costumes, props and lighting.
- ​Every child receives a certificate and can appear in the local newspaper
- 15 children max per group with 2 teachers
- Making new friends, building confidence & learning new, invaluable skills
- Workshops are taught by West End performers who have a passion for teaching.
-All staff hold a current DBS, First Aid and Safeguarding training
Fun & friendly courses, no experience necessary, just bring a smile :)
TIMES: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm 
VENUE: Sydenham High School, Senior, 19 Westwood Hill SE26 6BL

PRICE: £150 per 5 day week / £120 per 4 day week

10% sibling discount

"The boys had a fantastic week! They bounced in every morning and out every afternoon! He sings all the time but not normally with everyone watching him but he loved the whole experience! I would send them every week if I could! "

- Summer 2018

“My daughter has been to several different clubs over the last two years but I have to say I have never seen her this animated and engaged in a club. Every morning she was ready to go to the club and every evening she was practicing her songs and looking forward to Friday’s performance so thank you so much for an excellent holiday club which truly engage the children.” 

- Summer 2017

"My daughter was the kid at the back who was shy to put herself forward. Gems has given her so much confidence, she feels like she is being seen and recognised. Not only is she more confident, she now actively seeks those bigger roles. Its absolutely fantastic"    - Summer 2017

"My sons enjoyed each day and quickly made friends with the other children. It was really lovely to see their happy faces when they were collected. Seeing all the kids perform was just brilliant.  Thanks again, and thanks to the ladies who helped them each day" 

- Easter 2017

© Gems Performing Arts 2019

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