Thames education takes many forms and can be everything from river explorations for Early Years right through to education for adults. We provide courses in the following National Curriculum subjects; Geography, History, Archaeology, Science, Environmental Science, Art and English.

We have a wealth of experience having provided river based courses for over 28 years. We have become known for the quality of our courses. We can tailor the programme to suit the needs of your group and weather conditions on the day. We take health and safety extremely seriously and have developed and written the Health and Safety guidelines for visits to the foreshore. These are freely available for all as a download from the front page of our website.

Over 18,000 people investigated the Thames with us last year. Our programmes and resources provide schools and groups with lesson material for both preparation and follow-up work back in the classroom.


• Full support for studying the river

• Activities that support the National Curriculum programmes of study in science, geography, citizenship, history and creative arts

• A range of programmes from EYFS to KS5

• Programmes that can be tailored for pupils not in mainstream education

• Outreach programmes

GCSE and A level geography, history and science programmes

• Fieldwork throughout the year led by experienced staff

• Educational resources

• Advice on planning a river visit including pre-site visits

• Inset training

• All of our programmes address National Curriculum objectives in English, Maths and ICT

Download our 2014/15 Schools brochure

Costs and other practical information can be found by clicking here

Learn more about our Thames Education sites by using the map below.

Details of our education programmes can be found by clicking in the headings on the green column, on the right hand side column of this page.

We also work with other river based groups, We were the founders of the Thames Learning Group the umbrella group that coordinates Thames education, a forum now under the wing of the Thames Estuary Partnership.