Sheffield Children's University

Sheffield Children’s University (CU) encourages children to develop essential life skills by taking part in activities.

These are:

  • Listening - being able to listen and understand information
  • Speaking - being able to share information or ideas with others
  • Problem Solving - being able to find a solution to a challenge or situation
  • Creativity - using your imagination to create new ideas or objects
  • Staying Positive - using tactics to overcome setbacks and to achieve goals
  • Aiming High - setting clear, high targets and having a way to achieve them
  • Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a goal
  • Team work - work cooperatively with others to achieve a goal

Sheffield CU recognises, tracks and rewards the children for taking part. Children who attend schools in Sheffield can:

  • earn CU credits at subscribed schools or at Learning Destinations across the city
  • achieve awards, certificates and badges 
  • attend special award ceremonies in schools and prestigious Sheffield venues


Join Sheffield Children's University


Membership for home-educated children

Parents of home educated children who live within the Sheffield boundary must:

How the Children's University can benefit your child

Sheffield Research shows that children who take part in CU activities:

  • do better at school
  • achieve higher results in SATs and GCSEs
  • exceed expected results
  • make more progress than other children

They also tend to have more:

  • confidence
  • motivation, and
  • higher self esteem