Sir John Sedley Educational Centre
Wymondham, Leicestershire

The Sir John Sedley Educational Centre was built in 1970. It is supported by the Sir John Sedley Educational Foundation.

It is provided with financial support by the Education Department of Leicestershire County Council, who also employ a premises officer to look after their interests and provide a link with the users of the building.

The Centre is run by a Management Committee consisting of two Trustees, the Premises Officer, the caretaker and one representative from each user group. Any parishioner can be co-opted onto the Committee if they wish to serve.

Various local groups are affiliated to the Centre and meet there regularly.

Contact Details

Pat Peters, Premises Officer
Sir John Sedley Educational Centre
3 Glebe Road
Melton Mowbray
LE14 2AF

Tel: 01572 787358
Fax: 01572 787334


Map showing the location of the Sedley Centre

Affiliated Groups

These groups are all affiliated to the Sir John Sedley Educational Centre:

The following classes, groups and clubs will run throughout 2001/2002:

For further information contact Pat Peters on 01572 787358.

Aerobics - Power Yoga

Hi/Lo Aerobics for all levels
Start time: 7-8pm
Bring a towel or mat, and a drink. Every Monday during term-time.
Location: Sir John Sedley Educational Centre, Wymondham
Admission cost: £3


Sedley IT Centre

Courses at the Centre include 'Computing for the terrified', CLAIT (assessed) and Intermediate Computing courses (including word processing, spreadsheets and databases). These courses continue throughout the year as well as short courses on the Internet and Desktop Publishing. Examination-based word processing courses are also available for candidates to collect evidence for NVQs. There is an annual joining fee of £5 for adults and £2.50 for juniors. Use of the Internet is charged at £1 per half hour for adults and 50p for juniors.

Junior Computer Club: Tuesday 6.30 - 7.30pm
Adult Computer Club: Thursday 7 - 9pm

The purpose of the Adult Computer Club is to get people together, with or without IT skills, to share knowledge and ideas and use as a social meeting place.

The room has eight computers, a scanner, colour printer, laser printer and is networked. There are also two stand-alone computers. There is a wide selection of software and books:

We also consider hiring the IT room for related activities. If this facility could be of benefit to you, or you have existing IT skills which you would be prepared to share with others, or if you would like to support the Centre in any other way, please contact:

The IT Centre was officially opened on November 19th, 1999 by Kate Adie, the well-known BBC journalist.

Support was provided by the Trustees of the Sir John Sedley Educational Foundation. Financial support was provided by the Rural Community Council, Leicestershire County Council, Melton Borough Council and a successful bid to Awards for All. Support has also been received from the Melton Capacity Build Project, East Midlands Training Partnership, Melton Council for Voluntary Service and Melton & the Vale of Belvoir Learning Opportunities.

Computers for New Users

Informal computer classes for the absolute beginner - delivered in small groups in a relaxed setting.

Tutor: Paul Fleming

In 2002 courses will be run on Building a Website, and Intermediate Computing.


Flower Arranging

Flower arranging is a five week course on Thursdays 7.30 - 9.30pm.


Wymondham Junior Sports Club

A sports and games club is held on a Saturday morning at the Sedley Centre, from 10am to 11.30am. The cost is £1 per morning, and juice and biscuits are supplied.

The club is open to boys and girls aged 7 years and upwards. The sports include football, hockey, rounders, cricket, athletics and any others put forward.

The aim is to learn about different sports whilst having fun. We envisage having occasional parent/child mixed matches and any parents or interested adults are asked to assist in the sessions where possible, or as a coach if there is an interest in a particular sport.



Parents+ is an informal group of parents and pre-school children which meets on Wednesday afternoons during term-time.

A good selection of toys catering for the entire age group from baby to play-shool is on hand to keep the children amused while Mums and Dads sit and have a chin-wag.

A Christmas Party with Father Christmas (presents provided by parents) is a popular event with catering being organised by the parents.

We have found that the opportunity to talk to each other about the difficulties and frustrations of raising small children, as well as the joys, comparing notes and being reassured that we are not alone, is of great help.

Do come along for a cup of tea or coffee and see for yourself.

Wednesdays 1.30 - 3.15pm


Play School

Wymondham pre-school and playgroup meet on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings, 9.45am - 12.15pm in the Education Centre. Tuesday and Wednesday morning may also be available subject to support from parents.

Playgroup Nativity at Sedley Centre
Playgroup Nativity at Sedley Centre, December 2000

Wymondham pre-school offers learning opportunities for children aged between 2½ and 5 years through play by providing a caring, happy and stimulating environment.

The hall has a carpet area at one end, and there is also an outside play area at the side of the building. There are excellent cloakroom and kitchen facilities. The pre-school has good links with the local school, and is Ofsted inspected.

If you would like to visit and meet the staff please contact the Centre on 01572 787378 during opening times.


Wymondham Youth Club

Wymondham Youth Club meets in the Centre every Tuesday during term-time, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Regular activities include:

In the summer months when the nights are light, other activities take place:

The Club is run by a Loughborough Colleges qualified sports teacher. Visiting Youth Workers and Sports Leaders occasionally provide other activities. Trips are organised to various venues and in recent times have included canoeing lessons and Laser Wars.

Subs at present are 40p per week and have not been increased for some years due to the policy of the Foundation in providing Young People's Educational Facilities.


Wymondham PTA

Wymondham PTA welcomes all parents and teachers of St Peters C of E (Aided) Primary School, and also anyone living locally with an interest in helping to raise funds for extra school equipment.

The PTA meets at least once a term to discuss fundraising ideas and projects. Joining the PTA is a good way to meet new people and to get involved in the local community.


Hire Charges

Affiliated Groups are charged an annual affiliation fee of £50

Sedley Centre
A late-summer birthday party held at the Sedley Centre
Casual Bookings Social Bookings
Daytime Evening Weddings & Private Parties: £50
Children's Parties (under 16s): £25
Whole day
7am-11pm: £100
Half day
8.30am-1pm or
1pm-5.30pm: £50
Minimum booking
up to 3 hours: £40
Each additional
hour: £5 per hour
For purposes of a
non- commercial
nature of up to
4 hours: £10
bookings are
at daytime rates

Note:  Casual bookings from persons living within the parish of Wymondham can only be accepted subject to Wymondham Village Hall being unavailable.


Educational Foundation


All young people living in the parish of Wymondham and peripheral parishes up to the age of 25 and attending educational courses, for example:

may apply to the Trustees of the Sir John Sedley Education Foundation for financial help in the purchase of specialist materials and personal equipment, to assist them in their educational studies. Young people in work are also eligible for support.

Please contact the Clerk to The Sir John Sedley Educational Foundation for more details or to make an application.

It would be helpful if a supplier's quotation for items requested is prepared. All applications will be considered, but any grant awards are entirely at the Trustees' discretion.

The Sir John Sedley Educational Foundation is a registered charity - Number 527884.


This page is based on information taken in December 2001 from the Sir John Sedley Educational Centre webpages at "the beehive" provided by the Leicester Mercury's ThisIsLeicestershire website. You should check there for latest news and amendments. Please email or provide by other means any fresh information that should be included here.

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