About us

The Polish Language and Culture Association

The PLCA Foundation is a charity organisation registered in the UK under the number 1170478 and has been operating on the educational market for over 10 years. It was created from the heartfelt need of educating future generations of Poles, and with time the function of the charity evolved. Today, above all else, it focuses on creating an educational space for children and young people, where with the help of adults and using an original program, they discover their individual talents and build fundamental skills they need to create a happy and joyful life in harmony and wellness.

Our goal

Our Mission

The main goal of the foundation is to provide various forms of education namely face-to-face, hybrid and remote through the PLCA Polish school, Young Explorer Academy, online school of native subjects for children all over the world, training, language courses, educational workshops for children and adults, lectures, thematic conferences, individual and family consultations, support in the field of psychology, speech therapy, psychobiology, sensory therapy, physical and mental health.

Board of Trustees

Agnieszka Zuzanna Derleta



Zuzanna Sowińska - Tissler

We Offer

Interdisciplinary Education

  • PLCA Polish school – interdisciplinary education for bi-/ multilinguists, combining studies and knowledge with emotional, ecological and social intelligence.

  • Face-to-face and remote GCSE, A-level and state exam preparation in Polish language.
  • Learning Polish as a foreign language.

  • Polish language clubs in British schools.

Personal Development and Creativity

  • I@MAMO- Online International Young Explorer Academy / Young Explorer Academy.

  • Workshops and courses for children, young people and adults on various topics.

  • Theatrical, artistic and musical lessons based on awakening creativity and uncovering potential.

Consultation and Educational Support

  • Family and individual consultations in the field of psychology, speech therapy, sensory therapy and psychobiology.

  • Mentoring for home schoolers in the UK, Poland and Portugal.
  • Additional lessons in various school subjects

Expeditions, Events and Integration

  • Educational trips and travel around the UK, Poland and Portugal.

  • Educational, integrational, artistic and cultural events.

Our Principles

Practical Educational Space

We create an educational space within which students have the opportunity to explore new knowledge and build practical skills for the future;

Multidimensional Scientific Inspiration

We inspire, motivate and support multi-level development in everyone who is open to acquire knowledge in different fields – science, art, literature and culture;

Diversity Skills and Development

We develop various skills, including language skills, experiencing change as well as accepting and understanding the various processes that influence the development of everyone's individual potential;

Time Management and Conscious Responsibility

We teach time management skills, responsibility for one's actions and management of financial and material resources by building respect, emotional, ecological and social intelligence;

Education through Experience and Observation

We accompany you in the process of obtaining and processing information through the educational process of development of skills acquired empirically, i.e. through sensory experience and observing various processes in the natural environment, e.g. in a forest, meadow, orchard or field;

Healthy Habits and Accepting Identity

We support physical development and promote a healthy lifestyle by inspiring creative habits that serve to develop and build one's own identity based on acceptance, tolerance and understanding;

Modern Multimedia Communication

We use modern communication technologies and organise classes using multimedia techniques

Authenticity in a Multicultural World

We encourage you to maintain authenticity and originality in various aspects of life, including by promotion of multilingualism and multiculturalism. Through dignity and respect for individuality, you have the opportunity to develop your talents and realise how to differently sow the seed so that it bears delightful fruit.

Logo and Name

The logo of the charity is a sunflower, which a universal symbol of happiness, joy and warmth whilst the spiral in the middle relates to constant evolution and development. It is well known that as it grows over the course of the day, the sunflower turns to face the sun. The head of the sunflower consists of dozens of individual flowers clustered together, which symbolises our PLCA community. The yellow colour of the sunflower represents exuberance, intellect and joy. The colour yellow also traditionally symbolises company.

The Polish Language and Culture Association

The name of our foundation was created in beautiful circumstances, when a group of amazing people gathered together and wanted to do something for themselves and others.

Our priorities are:

Passion for Education

Leading to Success

Community Integration

A mbition for the Future