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Living life to the full!

There’s loads going on at The King's Arms right now.

Below is a list of the weekly clubs, projects and sessions that we have available.

What happens at Kings Arms?

After School Club
Yrs. 7 - 13
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

@ 3:15 - 5:15pm
Wednesday and Friday

@ 2:15 - 4:15pm

Contact Jon for more details

Chilling out after the challenges of school is what the After School Club is all about - we have lots of sofas for that reason! Young people aged 11 – 18 are welcome to the club which is free and is on every week day during term time for a couple of hours after school.

Many young people come and make use of the great facilities such as pool, table tennis, wii, x-box and free wifi. Others just come for a chat to the staff or to do some cooking, craft or play games. There is a tuck shop too with a range of drinks and snacks.

Year 7s

@ 6:30 - 8pm

Contact Ben for more details

If you are year 7 this club is for you! It is a great space to meet up with friends or come on your own and make some new ones. There are group games and gaming, planned activities and craft with smiley staff to get you involved. Entry is only 50p and your first night is free!

Year 8s

@ 6:30 - 8pm

Contact Ben for more details

Friday nights is for year 8s. It’s a brilliant time for young people to get together and chill out with friends! There’s loads to do and the staff always has a craft or group activity up their sleeve to keep you entertained! Entry is only 50p and your first night is free!

Contact Jon for more details

Are you a year 9 or above? Would you like your own club at KA? We are looking to create one such club, so why not come in and tell us about your ideas or drop us an email! We need your inspiration :)

Mentoring and Befriending

Contact Annemarie for more details

This is one of our most persistent services; wise and caring mentors from The King’s Arms have supported hundreds of local young people for over 17 years. A mentor commits themself to listen to the young person, without casting judgement or criticism. We passionately believe that every young person has the potential for successful, healthy development and that they possess the capacity for positive development. Mentoring therefore provides a space for the young person to make better sense of their situation and explore ways to overcome challenges to become the very best they can be. For many, mentoring is a short term relationship but can continue if there is a need. Some young people meet with their mentor in school, while others meet in other safe spaces, including at The King’s Arms youth centre.

Any young person between the age of 11 and 18 and living in our area is eligible to be referred. Referrals can be made by a parent, a professional or by the young person themselves. Referrals are then considered for mentoring.

Skills Workshops

Contact Annemarie for more details

We run occasional group programmes, workshops that focus on specific issues such as anger management, anxiety, self-harm, friendship and conflict resolution. These are generally run on request, either in school or at The King’s Arms. The aim is to work through a specific issue with a group of young people, providing a support network at the end, and sometimes including individual mentoring as well.

S-Teem Programme

Contact Ralph for more details

Designed especially for students who are struggling at school, the innovative S~TEEM course is designed to boost the young people’s confidence and self-esteem. This fun and interactive programme for groups of between 6 and 8 young people can be delivered over between five and ten weekly half-day sessions. Young people develop a better understanding and experience of healthy self-esteem through learning to recognise false, negative thoughts and identifying their unique positive qualities. While developing their team-work skills, many young people find new best friends on the S~TEEM programme.


Contact Ralph for more details

Designed especially for students who are struggling with feelings of anxiety and worry, this new course helps equip young people to better manage their worries and escape the clutches of unmanaged anxiety.

Special Needs (autism)

SUPERSONIC (11-15 yrs)
Monday @ 5:30-7pm

SUPERKINGS (16-18 yrs)
Monday @ 7:30-9pm

Contact Beth for more details

We currently have two weekly youth clubs held on Monday evenings, for young people mainly with Autism, from across the East Hampshire area. Both groups are term time only, with occasional outings in half terms and holidays.
The groups are encouraged to engage and use the facilities available and sometimes they are challenged to be involved in activities that they would not normally do. There are also termly outings such as trips to bowling and the cinema in Portsmouth as well as activities within the local area. We have recently been lucky enough to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Festival Hall.

Some of the most popular activities have been a walk around Petersfield with a stop for for ice cream and a walk around the Heath in Summer with a visit to the Plump Duck. Our aim in the future is to continue to support young people after they reach the age of 18.

Young Carers

Contact Mandy for more details

We support young carers across East Hampshire between the ages of 8-18, we run 4 clubs each month on a Thursday, just for young carers, they can access support and information as well as mixing with other young people in the same situation. Each school holiday we try to run a trip, we have been to LEGOLAND, Marwell, PGL, Staunton Farm, and many more. We also took the Young Carers on a residential this year to an activity centre in Somerset and we are planning for this to be an annual adventure. We also provide support in the schools, through lunch clubs and 1-1 mentoring and take a whole family approach to our support.

Open Access

Mentoring and Inclusion