Blaise Pascal

Mindful chess works with schools to provide chess lessons in students across the UK




Our mission is to work collaboratively with schools in the pursuit of inspiring students to become the great thinkers and innovators of tomorrow. We use chess not just as a game, but as a tool for aiding all areas of learning and development.


We want to join forces with forward-thinking educators that look to expand their curriculum by offering activities that will encourage their pupils to engage with their learning. Our objective is to provide weekly chess lessons that nurture not just great chess players, but great thinkers and innovators.


We offer classes to schools and education institutions which take place during lunch breaks or at the end of the day. 


Sessions are between thirty minutes to one hour and run on a weekly basis.


We believe it is important to provide students with sufficient input from our teachers and therefore have two teachers for big classes.

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PRIVATE Tutouring

We offer private sessions teaching on a one to one or one to two student basis.


Our teachers can come to students homes to teach these or they can be online. If you are interested in private tutoring please contact jake@mindfulchess.co.uk to discuss options.

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We offer coaching and personalised preparation for students who have decided they wish to further their games and start competing at open tournaments.

These one to one intensive sessions are designed to help the students most effectively capitalise on their strengths, while minimising the consequences of any weaker areas of their games.

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Our Programme

Students have  exclusive access to 18 chapters of
chess training


Traditional training techniques combined with advances in technology give our students data derived feedback about their progress.

Specialised Teaching

Using our Li-Chess analysis,
students receive teaching
tailored to their individual

Specialised Teaching

Using our Li-Chess analysis,
students receive teaching
tailored to their individual

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Our teachers are passionate - about chess and teaching. We actively search for engaging tutors who are committed to inspiring children to explore their passions and achieve their goals. We keep our classes at a 1:12 teacher to student ratio and all teachers have Enhanced DBS checks that are registered on the update service.

We respect the tradition of the game while also exploring innovative ways to engage a new generation of thinkers. We use technology in the classroom and we create Chess Kid accounts for every student. This gives students access to a huge library of online chess training exercises and puzzles. They can also play against other students anywhere in the world in a safe and controlled environment.

Our teaching approach is individualised and hands-on. At the end of each term, we record the moves of every student's final game. We enter this into the Li-Chess platform and then analyse what areas of teaching we need to focus on next term. 

Example Curriculum

We adapt our sessions according to each student's level.

Week 1
Introduction to Mindful Chess & Teaching Concepts

Week 2
The 3 Golden Rules (Opening Principles)

Week 3
An Introduction to Chess Kid

Week 4
Climbing the Ladder (2 Rooks vs King Mate)

Week 5
1st Month Recap & Game Play

Week 6
Swaps (Counting Pieces and Exchanges)

Week 7
Boxing the King (Queen & King vs. King mate)

Week 8
Bug House Team Chess

Week 9
2nd Month Recap & Game Play

Week 10
Game Recording for our Holiday Chess Analysis