Sparks Film School Franchise Opportunities

Launch Your Own Successful Film School Business 

Sparks Film and Media Arts

Do you want to share your passion for film with the next generation?

Sparks offer unique opportunities for children to fall in love in filmmaking. We’re the UK’s leading provider of film and media activities for children and young people. Our popular filmmaking classes and camps help children to grow their imaginations, develop new skills and boost confidence.

Through our UK franchise programme, we support creative people locally to open up their own film schools. Due to increased demand and the success of our franchise programme, we have new opportunities to welcome motivated, creative people to our family of franchisees in 2021. 

Sparks Film School Franchises

As a Sparks franchisee, you’ll… 

✅ Grow your own local film school, using our proven business model, training and support

✅ Help children to discover their filmmaking talents, develop skills and boost confidence. You’ll help them to fall in love with filmmaking

✅ Build a reliable income and a valuable asset for the future

✅ Work flexible hours, full or part time, designed to suit you and your family

✅ Make the most of your own creativity and grow your skills

✅ Join a family of supportive, creative educators who’ll encourage you along the way

Sparks Filmmaking for Kids

Launch Your Own Local Film School 

Sparks is a growing network of film schools for children and young people.

We have five new franchise opportunities to welcome motivated, creative people to our family of franchisees.

The role of a Sparks franchisee is fun and rewarding. There is fantastic earning potential, as well as the chance to develop your skills and creativity. You can teach your own classes, or you can build a team of instructors to work with you.

Since the summer we’ve seen demand for classes increase and our membership grow. There is a need to help children get back on track and improve feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Confidence building is a huge part of what we do, so now is a great time to start.

“When we started Sparks, we had no idea how big it would grow – or how quickly.   

We opened our first film school in 2010. Over the last 10 years we’ve grown to six of our own franchises, and welcomed independent franchises to the Sparks family. To date, we’ve helped more than 5,000 young filmmakers to develop their skills, imagination and confidence. 

Right from the start, it’s been a real adventure. It’s a joy to watch our young filmmakers flourish and support their creative development. Sparks has provided us with job satisfaction, flexibility and freedom, as well as the chance to grow our own skills and make the most of our creativity.  We’ve never looked back. 

We’ve enjoyed an incredible 10 years so far, but we continue to grow and our aim to help inspire young filmmakers and provide opportunities for children all over the UK. We have an amazing family of franchisees, ready to welcome newcomers. 

We’re currently accepting applications to launch in 2021. We would love to celebrate the launch of your very own Sparks film school with you. 

Dan & Donna, Founders & Managing Directors 


Having worked in franchising and in particular with leading children’s activities and education brands for the past 15 years, the Sparks franchise opportunity really stands out. In part due to the length of time they’ve spent perfecting their unique business and the creative programmes for students, but also in relation to the diligence and time taken to create a strong and robust franchise model fit for any market and territory.


They’ve invested heavily in developing their systems and processes, testing both the viability and sustainability of their model, using both their extensive experience and industry experts to build foundations fit for growth and success. This is very reassuring for anyone launching their own franchise.

For any franchisee, their individual success will rely heavily on their own hard work and effort, but certainly under the stewardship of Donna and Dan I anticipate the Sparks brand and franchise network to become a dominant market player in the children’s activity sector for years to come.
Andy Georgiou

Franchise Consultant and Children's Activity and Education Specialist,

Investment & Returns

Initial investment starts from £9600.00 per territory

Annual Returns: approx £30,000 – £50,000 per year 

Potential Asset Value: approx £150,000+ within 3-5 years

These are sample figures for illustration only. Figures are based on the performance of our existing network, but cannot be guaranteed.

Finance options are available. 

What’s Included?

Each franchise package includes…

✅ Your own exclusive area, tested by us for business viability

✅ Access to the unique Sparks classes and camp plans and resources

✅ Rights to use the Sparks branding, logos and website (trademarked)

✅ Complete Training Programme: a comprehensive training course covering all aspects of running a Sparks franchise

✅ Startup equipment package

✅ Franchise website, with online booking system 

✅ Startup marketing materials and online marketing starter campaign

✅ Network-based marketing support, including online advertising and national promotions

✅ Business softwares and management tools, including a CRM system 

✅ Access to dedicated ongoing support and training

✅ Access to trade discounts, e.g. insurance, accountancy, marketing deals, etc.


We’re currently accepting applications to launch classes in spring/summer 2021.

If you’re interested to launch next year, please get in touch with us before 19 December 2020. 

Request Prospectus:

If you’d like to know more, please request a Prospectus below…


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