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LEAPS Suffolk

Our relationship with AU

As an AU provider we are grant funded and adhere to the guidelines set out by AU.

Overview of our organisation and the services we offer

We support children and young people with mild to moderate additional needs.

We offer two fortnightly Saturday Clubs.The morning session is for children age 5 – 11 years, and the afternoon session is for young people age 12 – 25 years. We also offer Holiday clubs that run 9am – 3.30pm on select days in the school holidays. These are for children and young people who are age 5 – 25 years. Both the Saturday and Holiday Clubs are based in the Ipswich IP2 area, and provide opportunities for children and young people to try various activities both indoor and outside, in a safe and secure environment.

We also offer ‘Out, Not In!’ which offers different community-based activities such as trips to bowling, the theatre, the zoo, cinema, or even a meal out. Each session is targeted at a different age range, but we aim to provide groups from childhood right through to adulthood.

We also provide residentials/short holidays for young people + adults with additional needs. Keep an eye out for further information or contact Karen to register your interest.

The sort of activities we offer

Our Saturday and Holiday clubs provide opportunities for children to try various activities, both indoor and outside.  These include cooking, construction, small world, music, drama, craft and much more.  We encourage life skills, helping each other and preparing snack etc. Our aim is for the children and young people to leave happy.

Out, Not In! frequently visits different community-based activities. We have been to the Panto, cinema, Bounce, Pizza Hut, zoo, theatre, picnic and games in the park. We have a variety of activities planned for the rest of the year, so do keep an eye on what we offer.

Staff are trained in:

  • First Aid,
  • Administering medication
  • Basic Makaton
  • Safeguarding
  • Food hygiene
  • Positive behaviour strategies and de-escalation

All the team have vast experience working with children, young people and adults with ASD, ADHD and additional needs in various settings.  We have various qualifications ranging from level 2 to level 6 in teaching, psychology, child care, health and social care 

If a child or young person requires personal care, it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure personal items are brought into the club

We provide snack and drinks

All places must be booked in advance by contacting  A completed registration form is needed before a person can be considered for a place.


Why you should choose us!

We want everyone to have a good time, to go home smiling.  We want you as parents/carers to know that your child is being cared for to a very high standard, in a safe secure environment.  

New or upcoming projects

Easter Holiday Club - 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th April - FULLY BOOKED

May half term Holiday Club - 31st May and 1st June

Saturday Club is fortnightly

Out, Not In! 11th April - panto, 22nd April - Jump in and Burger King, 23rd April - bowling and creams FULLY BOOKED

Summer Holiday Club dates are not yet realeased - watch this space as we have lots of entertainment planned!


Residentials - 26th-29th Aug Meresea Festival and 24th - 28th October YHA Edale - FULLY BOOKED

Telephone: 07761 397535




LEAPS Suffolk
Name Next Date Address Price
LEAPS May Holiday Club , Stone Lodge Academy, Stone Lodge Lane West, IP2 9HW £0.00
LEAPS Saturday Club for 12 - 20 years! , Stone Lodge Academy, Stone Lodge Lane West, IP2 9HW £0.00
LEAPS Saturday Club for 5 - 11 years! , Stone Lodge Academy, Stone Lodge Lane West, IP2 9HW £0.00

Stone Lodge Academy, Stone Lodge Lane West, Ipswich, IP2 9HW

How the activity is supported:

The dedicated team at LEAPS Suffolk have a wealth of knowledge and are experienced in their practice related to the varying needs people using our service may have. We offer different levels of support, recognising that some people may need more support than others at different times.  This includes support on a 1:1 basis.  The level of care and support needed will be agreed before you or your child starts attending.

Ratio of staff to children:

Dependant on child's needs so please speak to us

Staff are trained to assist in the following:

  • Personal care
  • Makaton
  • BSL
  • Managing a seizure
  • Administering medication
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Disability awareness
  • Sensory training
  • First aid, Food hygiene, safeguarding.

Support statement:

1-1 support may be available and this will be discussed on confirmation of booking.

Access by ramps, slopes and/or manual doors
WC Accessible
Parking 2 stars

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The Building/Venue is equipped with the following

  • Ramp
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilet

Children need additional clothing

Children need to bring lunch

There are facilities for siblings

There is close by a place where a parent or carer could go whilst the child is at the activity



LEAPS Suffolk

Stone Lodge Academy, Stone Lodge Lane West, Ipswich, IP2 9HW