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Start a Sparks Film School in Your Local Area


As a Sparks Franchise Partner you’ll…

✅  Make a difference in children’s lives. You’ll help children to develop creativity and confidence

✅  Make the most of your own creativity and skills

✅  Enjoy flexible working hours – part time or full time

✅  Achieve your career goals and aspirations

✅  Inspire the next generation of  filmmakers

✅  Join a family of supportive creative educators

✅  Grow your own successful business, using our 10 years of know-how and systems

✅  Build up a reliable income and a valuable asset for your future

✅  Be your own boss, in charge of your career

Sparks Film and Media Arts

Sparks is the UK’s leading provider of film and media activities for children and young people


Our unique programmes help children to fall in love in filmmaking. 

We have new opportunities for motivated, creative people who are passionate about film to open Sparks film schools in their local community.

Start a local business that makes a difference.

Open your own local film school and inspire children in your community. 

Sparks Film School Franchises

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

We opened our first film school in 2010. There are now 15 Sparks film schools in the UK, with 8 more set to launch in 2021.

We’re committed to reach young filmmakers all over the UK. We receive requests from parents all over the UK, asking us to open up nearby. Demand has soared and we’re excited to welcome new franchise partners to the Sparks family.

If you love film and want to inspire young filmmakers in your local area, then we’d love to hear from you.

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

We opened our first film school in 2010, with just 9 children on a Saturday morning. Before long, over 100 children were coming to our film classes each week. 

Running the film schools is a lot of fun and so rewarding. As educators, there is so much satisfaction in seeing our students thrive.

We get to be creative everyday and spend our time doing what we love. It’s an absolute joy to watch our young filmmakers flourish and express themselves.

Working for ourselves has also brought us huge freedom and flexibility, helping us to achieve a happier balance with our family lives. 

In the last few years, we’ve developed systems for franchise partners to launch their own film schools, drawing on our 10 years of know-how and expertise. We support motivated, passionate and hardworking people to introduce Sparks classes and inspire young filmmakers within their local communities. 

We have an amazing family of film school franchise partners ready to welcome newcomers

If you want to share your passion for film with children in your local area, then we would love to chat with you.” 

Dan & Donna, Founders  

Could you run a Sparks film school?

We look for the following in our franchise partners:

✅  People with a genuine interest in film and working with children/young people

✅  Creative skills and/or background

✅  Individuals based within their local community

✅  Willingness to undergo background checks, including a DBS check

✅  People who are ambitious and interested in their own career development

We provide full training, so don’t worry if you haven’t taught before.

To find out more about our film school franchise opportunities, please enquire below…

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