Impact of partnership work done in 2019 (ISC annual Census 2020)
- 43 state schools involved
- 500+ state school pupils involved
- 3500 staff hours given
*Please note, data shown here is from the 2020 Census for partnerships in 2019, rather than from the 2021 Census. This is due to the impact of COVID-19 on full year collection for 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many schools to put some partnership projects on hold until restrictions are eased.
City of London Freemen's staff and pupils work in partnership with the local community as well as other City of London schools, in a variety of ways including:
- Visit by local state infant school pupils to watch a special performance of a year 6 play
- Working with a local state primary school to help raise standard of teaching MFL, via lesson observations and delivering an INSET to staff on teaching French in KS2.
- The School has set up a community leadership activity for students to encourage them to devise their own volunteering programme
- Partner with a state secondary school for the provision of Combined Cadet Force
- Drama department collaborated to support the City Schools’ Concert
- Sixth form pupils from Freemen’s and a state secondary school worked together in a three hour drama workshop
- Host an annual event for potential medics from three state secondary schools to practice interview techniques
- Senior Brass musicians have performed at a local hospice
- Rugby master ran a Rugby Sevens event with the Harlequins development staff for five local state secondary schools
- Hosted a Model United Nations Conference involving 25 pupils from a local state secondary school
- 30 pupils from a local state infant school visit three times a year for an hour's lesson taught by Freemen's staff
- A group of sixth form pupils volunteer to support teaching staff in two local state primary schools as classroom assistants for 2 hours per week
- 2 local state primary schools use Freemen's indoor swimming pool for junior swimming lessons (affording us the opportunity to help them to deliver a compulsory component of the national curriculum)
- The Maths department works on an ongoing basis with a local state secondary school to help prepare students for Maths entrance exams at the top universities
- Every year, the City of London Freemen’s School runs a Careers, Education and Gap Convention (CEG), giving pupils from the School and the local area the opportunity to access our visiting exhibitors and attend presentations on the application process from the University of Bath. Over 150 state school pupils attended the event in November 2019.
- The careers department supports local state school pupils in offering mock Oxbridge interviews, on an annual basis
One of the biggest changes in our approach to and strategy in Community and Partnerships has been to start up the Counterpoint Programme with Professor Sonia Blandford and Achievement for All. Not only does the programme give gravitas to partnerships with local state schools, it also enhances our offering for our own students and allows us to track students and measure data.