Specifically designed to help children socialise in a group while enhancing their judgement and creative skills

Our IJCC takes place during the early part of the evening; ensuring children who can’t reach their own school chess club do not miss the opportunity to join the exciting sessions we host after school.

IJCC Works

Ours IJCC enables students to learn and compete in a friendly and creative atmosphere. We challenge every level of player to think outside the box and to look twice before making a crucial decision – just like real life.


Choose between one of our current Independent Junior Chess Clubs.


Classes are built around different subjects depending on the level. Students will experience exercises and competitions – answering questions along the way.


Watch, Listen, Learn, and Participate. Your LCA coach will demonstrate ideas, tactics, strategies, and patterns while displaying each position on-screen.


Rewards. At the end of the course, we host our famous ‘sweets tournament’, while beautiful Jade Glass Trophies are awarded to the overall Winner of the term and Most Improved Player. We also provide Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. Certificates are given out to everyone for completing all sessions.

Benefits of The

Children will have lots of fun along the way – helping them with their academic studies through the creativity that chess instinctively harnesses.

Our Current
IJCC Timetable

Students from 4 yrs old upwards can join any of our IJCC. Each Club caters to students of all levels and is based on the ability of the student, not the age. Times vary depending on your location.

CJCC (Cranbrook Junior Chess Club)

Cranbrook Library – Carriers Rd, Cranbrook TN17 3JT – Mondays 18.30 – 19.30 HrsStarting January 2024

MJCC (Maidstone Junior Chess Club)

Maidstone Leisure Centre – Mote Park, Maidstone ME15 7RN – Wednesdays 17.45 – 19.00 Hrs

MEDJCC (Medway Junior Chess Club)

Community Hall Opposite The Catholic Church of the English Martyrs – 37 Frindsbury Road, Strood ME2 4JA – Wednesdays 18.00 – 19.15 Hrs

RJCC (Rainham Junior Chess Club)

The Oast Community Centre – Granary Close, Rainham, Gillingham ME8 7SG – Wednesdays 18.00 – 19.15 Hrs

SANDJCC (Sandwich Junior Chess Club)

Coming Soon

SJCC (Swale Junior Chess Club)

Avenue Theatre, The Artisan Room – Central Avenue, Sittingbourne ME10 4DN – Thursdays 18.15 – 19.30 Hrs

TUNWJCC (Tunbridge Wells Junior Chess Club)

Starting again Soon

Looking to start your Local IJCC?

Up to £10.00 per 1.15hr weekday session. Siblings benefit from a further 10% discount.

What Our Clients Say

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LearnChess Academy has provided outstanding support to my son and daughter as they have learned chess. They have benefitted from one-to-one sessions, club evenings, and online tournaments. I would highly recommend LearnChess Academy for anyone who would like to improve their skills and love of chess.

Kieron (Dad of 2 LCA Students)

LearnChess Academy motivated my two boys to explore chess and enhanced their interest in the game – thanks largely to the excellent coaches and enthusiastic teaching methods. If you want to train young minds to take on chess, I’d highly recommend LearnChess Academy!

Vin (Parent of 2 LCA Students)

Any Questions

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