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Toot Hill School, The Banks, Bingham, NG13 8BL

We deliver NCS in the following areas:
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire


By the end of the summer, you’ll have done it! GCSEs will be over and you’ll have a well-deserved holiday to look forward to. NCS, with friends old and new, will be an unforgettable part of your summer! During your programme you’ll stay away from home with your mates, learn impressive skills that employers and unis admire and make a real difference to your community through your social action project.

NCS with NOVA is a unique, valuable and unmissable experience that helps you stand out from the crowd. We’re so convinced about the power of NCS that we have reserved a place for every Toot Hill, NUAST, NUSA and Djanogly pupil.

Our programmes are extremely varied and each one offers a range of different activities – here are just some of the sessions you might get to experience:

  • Outdoor adventure residential: Experience team challenges like climbing, high ropes & water sports. Dare you take the ‘leap of faith!’
  • University of Nottingham residential: Experience Uni life whilst staying on campus in your own private, en-suite room.
  • Enhance your skills: with workshops on project management, marketing and PR, social action, budgeting, public speaking & more!
  • Dragon’s Den: Conquer the dragons in this team challenge!
  • Twilight spa: Relax with healthy food, multi-sports at the £40 million David Ross Sports Village & a Body ShopTM pamper party!
  • Festival night: Party the night away featuring delicious BBQ, silent disco & fancy dress.
  • Nottz challenge day: tram it to town and conquer a range of challenging team activities.
  • Social action project: Make your difference and change lives in your community.

Our venues

Phase 1 – High Adventure, Tawd Vale Scout Camp

Departures from: Toot Hill School, Nottingham University Samworth Academy, Djanogly City Academy

Phase 2 – University of Nottingham

Phase 3 – venues depending on where you live:

Toot Hill School
Nottingham University Samworth Academy
Djanogly City Academy

Download your welcome pack

Once you’re signed up we’ll send you a copy of your welcome pack, giving you all the information you need to get ready for NCS this summer. Can’t wait? Download a copy now:

Wave 1 welcome pack 

Wave 2 welcome pack

See what some of our grads had to say

Elliott, Bilborough

"NCS has brought out my inner self and given me a more confident outlook on life. I encourage you to try it – it will change your life for the better"

Abbie, Bilborough

"NCS has allowed me to meet new people. I did things I never thought I would do, such as zip wiring and caving. NCS pushed me out of my comfort zone"

Amina, Nottingham

"My team’s social action project, helping out in a local care home, has opened up my eyes to the elderly community and how we should all be more respectful of them. Following the programme I will be looking for further opportunities to care for the elderly"

Shannon, Bilborough

"Being on NCS with new people and being adventurous has made the most amazing memories. I now have more friends and I’m closer to ones I already had"

Liona, Nottingham

"NCS has been one of the most defining moments of my life. It challenged us by pushing our fears forward and encouraging us to embrace them"

Conner, Nuthall & Aleksandra, Nottingham

"NCS challenged our personalities and characters, and has strengthened our mentality. We are now better, more developed people"

Julia, Forest Fields

"Your completed project is the best feeling in the world. I cried knowing we raised enough money to buy teddy bears for children in hospitals"


25th June – 20th July
9th July – 3rd August
Mrs. Twiner, Nottinghamshire (parent)

"I would like to say a huge thank you to all those involved in NCS. All the students that took part did not only themselves and their families proud, but the schools and communities they are a part of."

NCS build a sensory garden

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NCS run relay for charity

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Mr Carrington, Bingham (parent)

"I can honestly say that the NCS experience was fantastic from start to finish. [My son] was exposed to a series of interesting, relevant and fun activities that I know will stay with him and stand him in good stead as he finds his own way in the world."

Contact us


NCS Project Manager / Associate School Leader

01949 875 550 (EXT 313)


Debs Mason

NCS Project Officer

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