Brunswick Primary School

Enjoy, Exceed, Excel


Chess Mates is an after-school club for pupils from Years 3-6, who want to play chess in a relaxed and informal environment. Each session we focus on a new skill, play mini games, solve worksheets and enjoy lots of matches.


Chess Mates for the Spring 2019 term is now fully booked.

  • Years 3 and 4 meet in the Year 5 shared area on Wednesdays, 3.15-4.30
    January 9th to April 3rd, excluding half-term week

  • Years 5 and 6 meet in the Year 5 shared area on Mondays, 3.15-4.30
    January 7th to April 8th, excluding half-term and the inset day on Feb 25th

As well as playing each other, we take turns to play against the computer. We use which provides a safe environment for playing online and has lots of articles and videos to help improve our game.

If you have any questions about the club, please email

"My child came home on a wave of enthusiasm after chess club last night. He even went to play chess with our next door neighbours before school this morning. I'm amazed and impressed."

This TEDx talk highlights the benefits of teaching chess in schools: