Spark Young Writers group booking form

The groups are now closed to new starters for the current academic year. Booking for the new academic year will open in May 2019.
To receive a notification when booking opens, please complete this short form.

The information you provide will be used to contact you regarding the place now and in the future. Please type carefully. If your email address or mobile phone number change during the course of the sessions, please let us know.

Groups are defined by school year rather than calendar age.

Below is a list of all the groups with the relevant school years alongside. To find the nearest group to you, please click here for an interactive map. Information about which school year relates to which age can be found at the foot of the page, below the booking form.

Once you have submitted the form, we will be in touch by email to give you information about how to pay. Your place is not confirmed until we have either received payment or a commitment to pay.

Groups for 2018-19


Birmingham City 1 (BMAG) School Years 3-6
Birmingham City 2 (Birmingham and Midland Institute) School Years 8-11
Birmingham City 3 (BMAG) School Years 5-8
Bartley Green (Newman University) School Years 3-6
Edgbaston (Lapworth Museum, University of Birmingham) School Years 7-12

Black Country

Walsall (New Art Gallery Walsall) School Years 5-9
Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton Art Gallery) School Years 7-11


Worcester (The Hive) School Years 5-9
Kidderminster (Kidderminster Library) School Years 7-11
Evesham (Evesham Library) School Years 4-7


Ledbury (Ledbury Library) School Years 5-9


Coventry (The Belgrade Theatre) School Years 3-6
Leamington (Leamington Library) Years 8-12
Tamworth (Tamworth Library) School Years 5-9
Rugby (Rugby Library) School Years 5 – 9
Stratford (The Other Place) School Years 7-11

Stoke & Staffordshire

Stoke on Trent (Emma Bridgewater Factory) School Years 5-9
Burton (Burton Library) School Years 4-8


Telford (Oakengates Theatre) School Years 4-8
Shrewsbury (Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery) School Years 3 – 6


School years with ages.

Year 3 (age 7-8), Year 4 (age 8-9), Year 5 (age 9-10), Year 6 (age 10-11) – Key Stage 2
Year 7 (age 11-12), Year 8 (age 12-13), Year 9 (age 13-14) – Key Stage 3
Year 10 (age 14-15), Year 11 (age 15-16) – Key Stage 4

E.g. A 7 year old with a birthday in January will start school in September in Year 3, rising 8 upon their birthday.