Lighthouse Bourne End

What is Lighthouse?

Lighthouse is a Christian holiday club for primary-school aged children which gets the summer holidays off to a great start. Lighthouse started in Great Missenden in 1987 and has continued to grow. There are now 13 Lighthouses - Beaconsfield, Bletchley South, Burnham, Cressex, Great Missenden, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Langley, Mansfield, Marlow, Princes Risborough, Shelswell and of course Bourne End.

What goes on at Lighthouse?

At the start and finish of the day everyone is together for worship, teaching, games, etc. In between, children have a programme of sports, activities and craft, plus sessions to explore the day's theme.

Where and when?

Lighthouse Bourne End takes place on the first full week of the summer holidays:

The dates for 2021  will be announced soon

It is held at St Paul's C of E Combined School, Stratford Drive, Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire, HP10 0QH

What’s different about Lighthouse Bourne End?

Lighthouse Bourne End is designed specifically, but not exclusively, for children with Special Educational Needs (such as Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing needs and Attachment needs), who also present with behaviour that challenges.

Whilst many children with Special Educational Needs are able to be supported at other Lighthouse sites, the Bourne End site aims to support children whose needs cannot be met within the typical Lighthouse format.

In light of this we also have a different admissions policy to other Lighthouses as we do not run on a first-come-first-served basis. Please refer to the Admissions Policy below.

Who is in charge of the children?

Lighthouse Bourne End is run by volunteers, the majority of whom will be 16+. Children are placed into smaller groups of 7-8 children, and we aim for a 1:2 ratio of helpers : children.

We are currently working through whether children will be placed in groups according to age or need. The specifics of this may depend on the children’s applications that we receive.

We also have specialist teams to help with craft, sports and other activities. We take up references for all helpers and police check adults.

How much does it cost?

Lighthouse typically costs about £50 per child. We do not charge to attend, but rely on your donations. Details of how to give are sent with tickets.

What happens next?

Please complete the on line application form in full .

Lighthouse Bourne End Policies

Beause of the specialist nature of Lighthouse Bourne End it has a number of  specific policies which contain  useful information for both volunteers and parents.

Admissions Policy V1 February 2019

Behaviour Management V1 February 2019

Child Protection Policy V1 February 2019

Lighthouse Bourne End is a registered charity No. 1180779