PE teacher Roddy Mackay has been a childcare provider for children during the school holidays since 1993.

The aim of Sports School is to provide childcare for children between the ages of Reception (5 years) and 14 years during the Easter and Summer School holidays.

Sport Schools courses are designed to provide fun and enjoyment regardless of age and ability within a wide range of sporting activities in a safe, friendly and controlled environment throughout the school holidays.

Sports School holiday clubs offer an outstanding level of childcare which is always highlighted by our annual visit from Ofsted


Sports School: Jesmond Park Academy registration setting reference Number: EY483982

Sports School: Newcastle High School for Girls setting reference number: 2644460

Extract from Ofsted Report

Jesmond Park Academy

“Sports School provision is well organised to meet the children’s needs and provide a good range of interesting and stimulating activities. Staff are regularly briefed about important issues to ensure children are well cared for. There is induction training for staff, at the beginning of the holiday programme, which informs them about safety, managing behaviour and organising activities.”

Newcastle High School for Girls

“The provision you provide is of a high quality, and both the staff and children are safe and happy. The structured programme provides something for everyone. Well done.”


Roddy Mackay

BSc Hons. ILAM Cert.

(Roddy & his two sons)

They grow up so quickly

Royal Grammar School Sports Staff & Director of Gymnastics.

  • Ex International Gymnast
  • Ex GB Freestyle Skydive Champion
  • National & International Gladiators Contestant
  • Television Health & Safety Consultant


Other staff

All of the Sports School team are highly motivated childcare professionals which include, Teachers, Nursery Nurses and Sports Coaches who have undergone DBS checks. We also offer work experience roles to students who are currently studying childcare and sport at GCSE, A level & University. They act as assistants to the teaching staff.

NOTE:  Prior to the course start date our courses are always full, so please book earlier in order to secure your preferred weeks and assist our team with the planning of courses.


Session timings: 10.00am-4.00pm. For an early drop off and late pick up, wrap around care is available between 8.30am-10.00am and 4.00pm-5.25pm


“Hi Roddy and team, Thank you so for much for looking after my two last week. They had a wonderful time, made new friends and you guys were so caring with them. See you in the Summer.”