After-School Provision

At MEaP Academy Twilight School, we take a collaborative and partnership-based approach to learning, drawing on our broad base of educational and community relationships that support our school and our teaching.

What we can do for you

Our After-School provision brings together a range of expertise from across the community to provide nurturing, engaging and educational activities at the end of the school day.

We draw on our existing partnerships and build new links that enable pupils (and their families) to embed and enhance their interest in and understanding of a range of local issues. These include:

Community action
Youth work (#IWILLSocialAction campaign)
Business and commerce
Arts and culture
Social and community enterprise

Our social action and extracurricular activities are accredited with a L3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the Arts Awards.

We aim to be a Centre of Excellence in our community. For the benefit of our children and young people, we draw together the rich variety of skills, assets, people and energy already present in our midst.

We teach Foundation subjects at KS1 and KS2 and we also deliver Maths, English and Sciences at KS3 and KS4. Each session lasts for 2 hours (with breaks) and pupils work through interactive self-study materials. We also run shorter (1 hour with breaks) online playgroups and KS1 classes.

You can read what our students say about us on our Student Portal.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our online Early Years Foundation Stage provision, led by Mrs Jumoke Quadri, follows the Reggio Emilia approach to child-centred learning, promoting the natural curiosity of the child as the main driver for learning. We carefully integrate the following areas of learning in an organic and child-centred way:

Understanding the world
Communication and language
Physical development
Personal, social and emotional development
Expressive arts and design

The first of these – understanding the world – is the foundation for our primary curriculum, as we believe that embedding the principles of ‘global citizenship’ is fundamental to a balanced, nurturing and responsible education.

School readiness for up to 5-year olds

As part of our online after-school serivces, we have developed (virtual) playgroup provision for 2-3 year olds and up to 5 year olds during the day. 

We believe our school readiness provision aligns with Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham’s comments when speaking at the Manchester School Readiness Summit on Thursday 28 February, 2019:

“At the inaugural school readiness summit in November 2017, I called on organisations to go further and faster to improve the number of children starting school ready to learn, building on our successes so far. Today, I can confidently say that thanks to commitment, collaboration and innovation we are moving in the right direction. More children started school this year with the skills to learn and reach their potential – a result of the pioneering work we are doing across the city-region. But we need to do much more if we are to ensure that no child is left behind.”

As members of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority VCSE Task and Finish Group for School Readiness, we are committed to working with our Greater Manchester partners to achieve better outcomes for our children.

Welcome to Highway Hope, one of our physical locations, where, in addition to Brooks Building at ManMetUniversity, we also run the Twilight After School project. We are very excited to host this excellent programme for our young people and their families from local communities in the Levenshulme and Hulme/Moss Side areas of Greater Manchester. However, due to the current pandemic we have relocated many of our activities to our online school that has expanded our reach across the region.

Ms Hambeleleni Abisai & Dr Esther Oludipe – Leads of After-School

Extracurricular activities

Working with our extensive network of community partners, we also deliver workshops that focus on:

Youth mentoring
Employability and life skills
Creativity and arts for life (including a music academy where young people learn to play drums, guitar and keyboard, and can take graded exams)
Sports for life

Our Curriculum


Our curriculum delivers all the key requirements that any parent or the commissioner would expect to see:

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Using the Reggio Emilia approach to child-centered learning that promotes the natural curiosity of the child as the main driver for learning, we carefully integrate the following areas of learning in as organic and child-centered manner as possible:

• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Personal, Social and Emotional development
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design

We use ‘understanding the world’ as the foundational base for our primary curriculum, as we embed the principles of ‘global citizenship’ in our pedagogy.

Primary Curriculum
Our children also cover the wider curriculum subjects known as Foundation Subjects:

• Computing
• History
• Geography
• Art
• Music
• Design Technology including cookery/food nutrition
• Physical Education (PE)
• Religious (RE) and Cultural Education
• Personal Social Health Emotional (PSHE)
• Additional

Our children take part in many different activities; sports, essay and international spelling bee competitions, residential trips (Y5/Y6), outside speaker visits, themed days, food nutrition sessions, our strong links with local high schools, universities, charity events, school enterprise, visits to the theatre, educational based visits, enrichment activities and many, many more.

Key Stage 2-4
• English-to GCSE
• Mathematics-to GCSE
• Sciences – Combined and Separate-to GCSE

I loved spending every second with the students in the classroom, they made me feel very welcomed and appreciated. The environment of the classroom and being around the students and the staff was very calming and comforting. Working as a team with the other staff, made everything so much easier, as everyone was helpful and we all looked out for one another. It was an experience, that I would not forget. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

Saida Hadriz – Man Met Student Ambassador working in the school

I don’t feel the standard of mainstream is not what it should be and as a way of providing extra boost/support it was decided to enhance her education she should come here. She’s been here about 6 months. I heard about the Twilight School because my younger child attends Highway Hope. I think coming here is a real benefit to my daughter.


This is something that will benefit me and I’ve noticed a real improvement in my school subjects. The atmosphere here (in the university building) has raised my aspirations. I really think this is benefiting me.

Young Person

My daughter heard about this school through a friend at school. She has improved in all her subjects. I have noticed a real improvement in her attitude and I’ve been told by the teachers (at parents evening) she is doing really well.


I can see the benefit of attending the Easter booster classes. Attending the University is more aspirational. I want to do a degree in Engineering.

Young Person

I was worried when I got my 1st mock results: Science – fail, Maths – 4, English – 2
2nd mock results (after attending Twilight School): Science – 4, Maths – 5, English – 4
I’ve recommended the school to friends and they came. It’s time well spent and attending the university has raised my aspirations.

Young Person

Friends told me about the Twilight School. I’m in Yr 11 and my sister’s in Yr 9. We both wanted to improve and I feel like I’m working harder in my mainstream school. Attending this school increases aspirations and I want to go on and study accounting, economics and business studies.
I want to study medicine and I’d recommend to all my friends if they are struggling.

Yr 9 pupil – Young People

Group of Black Men and Black Women in Office Setting


Our prices for our all year round online group sessions (i.e. 2-5 children) are £6.25 per child per hour. The minimum booking per child that can be made is for 4 hours at £25. We deliver classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two hours on each day.

For our Easter Intensives, we run a 5-day face-to-face campus programme and 5-day online tuition with a flat rate of £250 per student.

Our one to one tuition rates are £35 per hour.